Essay from the year 2009 in the subject Business ecomics - Miscellaneous, grade: 1,3, language: English, abstract: Tradeoffs are inevitably entailed when effectively managing information techlogy within an enterprise. Over many years, thick client PC's were the first choice in order to deploy a wide range of services and applications. So-called thick client (also kwn as fat client) devices are computationally capable and flexible. However, those thick clients became a target point of innumerable worms, viruses, and other malware attacks which results in information leaks and organizational discipline as well as considerable effort to maintain and centrally control. Therefore, many companies take the advantages of the thin client techlogy into consideration in order to address the challenges organizations face with thick clients.