When less is more

Marks & Spencer, the Metropolitan Police, Nationwide Building Society and Serco are among the many organisations recently exposed by laptop thefts – but the data security issues this raises could soon be a thing of the past.
 
When the information is stored on the laptop is minimised, in favour of central storage, then sensitive company information becomes much safer. Thin client machines, which look and behave like laptops but are really just dumb terminals, could solve the growing data security issue; and they use less power, so they are good for the environment too.

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