Wyse to Broaden Product Line
Thin-client vendor targets software, services, hardware.Wyse Technology Inc., which has made its name selling thin clients, is aiming to expand its business beyond its niche through new software, services and hardware, including wireless handheld devices that will operate much like a Tablet PC. The San Jose, Calif., company supplies about 50 percent of all thin clients worldwideboth directly and via a reseller agreement with Hewlett-Packard Co. The new products and services will be unveiled at the Citrix iForum show in Orlando, Fla., this week.
Wyse in the first quarter will release a new application, code-named Samson, designed to help manage PCs, a platform the company had previously viewed as simply rival technology, officials said. Samson will enable IT managers to not only set up PCs as virtual thin clients but to also "lock down" those computers so users will be unable to store data on the PCs hard drives, ensuring business data will reside in central servers, rather than be spread across PC hard drives.