By Rieva Lesonsky

The world of business today moves really fast. A main contributing factor for that is the power and flexibility accessible from the cloud—the collection of computing resources available through a network. A startup business no longer has to invest thousands of dollars into a computing infrastructure to launch an online product or service. By leaning on the cloud, businesses can tap into collective assets and avoid heavy (and costly) IT burdens.

Jumping on the cloud doesn’t mean you’re giving up control and are at the cloud’s mercy. Enter the thin client, a computer or piece of software that works in conjunction with a larger computer network. For example, a cloud computing system could provide the full functioning operating system, while a thin client is responsible for just the graphical user interface. That means you don’t need to buy 30 super powerful laptops to run the full operating system, but instead can tap into that power through a thin client.

Today there are so many different pieces to a network’s puzzle. Luckily you can find one that fits your specific needs by checking out the different solutions Dell offers for thin client computing, all under the Wyse brand.

For instance, if you do graphic-intensive work, including HD media, rich multimedia projects, 3D modeling, and more, the Wyse P25 and P45 was created for you. The Wyse P25 and P45 offer a powerful Desktop Virtualization Solution featuring Intel® technology, allowing you to access your important content, using your favorite app, on any device, anytime and anywhere. The P25 and P45 support multiple monitors and four USB ports so that your peripherals travel with you.

Do you have mobile workers who deal with sensitive data? The Wyse X class M and C Family are essentially two laptops that work by connecting to the cloud. That means no hard drive full of data that can be compromised if the laptop gets lost, stolen or hacked. In addition to getting affordable and secure power, these devices are perfect for traveling. No hard drive means lighter computers (these can come in at under 3 lbs.) and better battery life (up to 8 hours).

Of course, you don’t want to leave your employees (whether they’re traveling or working remotely) without support. Dell offers the Wyse Cloud Client Manager, a software solution that gives you and your IT team the ability to support, manage and protect mobile devices from a single console. For example, we know that smartphones and tablets can handle most of the day-to-day needs required by a sales team. Through the Client Manager you can actually distribute and manage iOS and Android apps remotely, monitor your application inventory, enforce mobile application policies, create and enforce a uniform data protection policy, and give your workers the ability to remotely access desktops, apps and content. Client Manager will even provide real-time reports and alerts to make sure that everything is running smoothly.

The access to computing power is no longer difficult to obtain. With your head in the cloud and a few Wyse decisions, the sky is the limit for your business.

This is a paid post in conjunction with IDG, Dell and Intel®.