, spivonious wrote

Business will hold on to computers for a little longer, but even now we are seeing a move back to a mainframe/dummy terminal architecture with virtualized desktops and thin clients. Soon all that will be on the average white-collar employee's desk is a screen, mouse, and keyboard.

and what if the in house server was easy to install and config?  Why store your data and apps in a remote host, having to pay monthly fees to the hosting company, if you could run everything just as easily and at less expense on a local system?