The government of Australia has clearly recognized the value of Thin Client computing. They are in the process of looking for a Thin Client solution that can be used for 95,000 users of their Department of Defense.
The reasons they are pursuing the change is that they are convinced it will save them money. Here is a quote from their document requesting bids from Thin Client providers:
“Defense is seeking a renewed desktop environment that delivers a reduction in hardware costs, an increase in the life of desktop hardware, improvement in existing desktop functionality and monitoring”.