Thin Client Market Size & Share, by Form Factor (Standalone, With Monitor, Mobile); Component (Hardware, Software, Services); Enterprise Size (Large Enterprises, Small & Medium Enterprises [SMEs]); Application (Enterprise, Government, Education, Industrial, Healthcare, IT & Telecom, BFSI, Retail) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2024-2036

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  • Published Date: Feb 19, 2024
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2024-2036

Thin Client Market size is estimated to cross USD 4 Billion by the end of 2036, growing at a CAGR of 3% during the forecast period, i.e., 2024-2036. In the year 2023, the industry size of thin client was USD 1 Billion. The major element to encourages the market expansion is a surge in remote working prevalence. In 2023, 11% of full-time employees work remotely, illustrating how quickly remote work environments have become the norm. At the same time, a significant 27% of employees have adapted to a mixed work style. Therefore, the market demand for thin clients is projected to grow. This is because end-user productivity constitutes one of the main issues with permitting remote work. Thin Clients address this issue since they are simple to install and set up, saving time when updating machines independently.

Moreover, numerous sectors have been searching for inexpensive gadgets that can easily replace or upgrade more complex conventional systems while also drastically minimizing desk space. These requirements are fulfilled by the thin client systems. The main factor driving the rising demand for these devices across a range of businesses is their ability to gradually cut energy consumption.

Thin Client Market overview
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Thin Client Sector: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Growing Adoption of Cloud Based Services  - Previously, a single server was able to accommodate several apps owing to the introduction of web-based applications. However, shared hosting has been ineffective due to the rise in program complexity and user population, forcing companies to choose cloud-based solutions instead. Applications that users may use through their browsers rather than having to download them to their devices may be set up more easily using cloud migration. Through increased IT resource agility and efficiency as well as the provision of affordable cloud solutions to clients, cloud infrastructure is bridging the gap between IT and business. Numerous businesses in the thin-client industry are concentrating on either inorganic or organic cloud computing techniques. The ability of the business to obtain new technology and sales channels through targeted acquisitions and calculated expenditures is a determining factor in its strategy for expansion. Therefore, as cloud-based services grow in popularity worldwide, the market for virtual infrastructure is growing as well, which is fueling the need for thin client solutions.
  • Rise in the Number of Data Centers  - By December 2023, there were about 10,977 data center facilities across the globe. Thin clients serve a purpose in architectures based on server-based systems, in which the majority of processing and data storage is handled by a central server. The user subsequently employs the thin client as an access point to connect to the server. As a result, the thin client market growth for thin clients is also estimated to rise.
  • Surge in Need to Handle IT Budgets  -Since traditional PCs require a significant amount of local processing power and storage, they are associated with greater initial costs. On the other hand, thin-clients require fewer components since they rely on a centralized server to handle computation activities, which lowers their initial costs. Deploying these technologies, for instance, may involve a less upfront cost than buying traditional PCs for a company looking to improve its computer infrastructure. Large workforce organizations stand to gain the most from this, as the overall savings on hardware expenses may be greater. The solution's lower upfront costs also make it a desirable choice for organizations on a tight budget, particularly in industries like healthcare and education where massive installations are the norm.


  • Compatibility Issues of the System
  • Inefficiency in the Development of Network Traffic - As topological complexity rises and the number of IT infrastructure components rises, network monitoring has grown in importance. The generation of statistical data has grown exponentially as a result of the growing complexity of networks. Because of its large volume, the management and operation teams may not always find value in the information gathered and used from this data. Thus, to further improve network performance, it is imperative to divide this enormous amount of data into manageable parts. Increasing the number of devices and users on a network is making security management more difficult.
  • Rising Concern of Latency - For computer tasks, thin clients primarily rely on a reliable and strong network connection to connect to centralized servers. Performance can suffer in situations where network connectivity is erratic or interrupted, which can result in problems with operations and even downtime. For example, the solutions might encounter latency problems or disruptions when accessing crucial apps and data in settings with erratic internet connections, such as isolated or rural places. This reliance on network dependability can be problematic, especially for companies that operate in areas with patchy or nonexistent network infrastructure.

Thin Client Market: Key Insights

Base Year


Forecast Year




Base Year Market Size (2023)

~ USD 1 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2036)

~ USD 4 Billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)
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Thin Client Segmentation

Form Factor (Standalone, With Monitor, Mobile)

The standalone segment in the thin client market is expected to gather the highest revenue share of about 50% during the forecast period. Without the requirement for a separate monitor or mobility characteristics, standalone thin clients provide a self-contained computing solution. For a variety of use scenarios, including office settings, where users need specialized computing devices with dependable performance, this form factor is recommended. Robust computing, flexibility, and simplicity of deployment are offered by standalone thin clients. Their expanding use is further aided by their affordability, ease of administration, and compatibility with current infrastructure.

Enterprise Size (Large Enterprises, Small & Medium Enterprises [SMEs])

The large enterprises segment is estimated to hold 60% share of the global thin client market by 2036. The product's compatibility with centralized management techniques, cost-effectiveness, improved security features, and capacity to accommodate a geographically distributed workforce are the main drivers of this growth. Given this, these items are a wise and strategic option for businesses with intricate and demanding operating needs. Furthermore, there has been a surge in workload in organizations that necessity the use of thin clients. Also, the cyber attack on large organizations is growing which is making them incur huge losses. Ransomware impacted over 71% of businesses with an annual turnover of over USD 4 billion and about 55% of organizations with revenue between USD 9 and close to USD 49 million, globally.

Our in-depth analysis of the global thin client market includes the following segments:

          Form Factor

  • Standalone
  • With Monitor
  • Mobile


  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Services

          Enterprise Size

  • Large Enterprises
  • Small & Medium Enterprises [SMEs]


  • Enterprise
  • Government
  • Education
  • Industrial
  • Healthcare
  • IT & Telecom
  • BFSI
  • Retail

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Thin Client Industry - Regional Synopsis

North American Market Forecast

North American thin client market is projected to gather the highest revenue share of about 40% in the coming years. This growth of the market in this region is set to be dominated by the presence of various key players manufacturing thin clients. Additionally, with the growing internet penetration the market is estimated to grow even further. It was predicted that between 2024 and 2029, there will be a steady increase in the number of internet users in North America, amounting to approximately 50 million people (above 10 percent). Also, a growing number of academic institutions, including universities, research centers, and labs, are implementing thin client solutions to centrally control their monitors at the IT control department, which lowers energy consumption.

APAC Market Analysis

Asia Pacific thin client market is also estimated to have notable growth in the coming years. This growth could be attributed to the rising use of thin clients in healthcare in this region. Thin client principles include centralized processing, low hardware requirements, remote access, simplified administration, and scalability. Thin clients are perfect for improving the security of healthcare applications since they follow these criteria, which also lead to a more efficient and safe computing environment.

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Top Featured Companies Dominating the Thin Client Landscape

    • Dell Inc.
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      • Financial Performance
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      • SWOT Analysis
    • AO Kaspersky Lab
    • IGEL
    • Lenovo
    • Microsoft
    •, Inc.  
    • Parallels International GmbH
    • Teradici Corporation
    • MSP360


In The News

  • May 1, 2018: Dell Technologies is introducing the new Dell Wyse 5070 thin client, the company's most versatile and scalable thin client platform, which allows organizations to select the optimal configuration based on their employees' requirements. Additionally, support for 14th-generation PowerEdge server architecture and virtualized graphics choices for high-performance workloads are being added to Dell Technologies' VDI Complete Solutions, powered by VMware Horizon, at Dell EMC.
  • October 11, 2022: An agreement was inked by Centerm and Kaspersky to work together on Cyber Immune Endpoints. As part of the partnership, Kaspersky will supply the KasperskyOS operating system along with associated cyber-immune goods and solutions, while Centerm will supply hardware.

Author Credits:  Abhishek Verma, Hetal Singh

  • Report ID: 5675
  • Published Date: Feb 19, 2024
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The major factors driving the growth of the market are the growing adoption of cloud-based services, the rise in the number of data centers, and the surge in the need to handle IT budgets,

The market size of thin clients is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 3% over the forecast period, i.e., 2024-2036.

The major players in the market are Dell Inc., AO Kaspersky Lab, IGEL, Lenovo, and others.

The standalone segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2036 and display significant growth opportunities.

The market in the North American region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2036 and provide more business opportunities in the future.
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