The SUSE Linux Enterprise Platform
The ideal Linux operating system for the enterprise is a system with the SUSE Linux Enterprise Thin Client (SLETC) software as it provides a desktop-to-server Linux solution for a business. SLETC is a modified version of the SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) that is targeted at thin client terminals of which are ready for business use.
As mentioned in the Novell press release, those customers who run the application will see lower costs, increased data security and improved manageability. Furthermore, Novell says "it simplifies desktop management tasks such as application updates by maintaining applications on the server, while increasing security with central storage of sensitive data." 
Among those companies that support Novell's SUSE Linux Thin Clients are IBM and HP. HP uses it on some of their selected HP Compaq client systems, like the HP Compaq t5515 Thin Client (as seen in the image to the right) that delivers server-based computing for using general office applications.
"HP cites thin clients as the most promising growth area for Linux on the desktop [...]"  IBM, on the other hand, investments in the SuSE Linux operating system for use on their own hardware systems for targeting enterprise data centers. As a result, thin clients have allowed companies like IBM to can gain better security, easier management and have reduced ownership costs.
This cost efficient SUSE Linux Enterprise platform means customers will have a flexible solution for their end-user computing requirements to operate thin-client environments. It is the secure remote access product for enterprise customers looking for greater security to store sensitive, corporate data in the data center instead of on distributed client machines. "In addition, SUSE Linux Enterprise Thin Client locks down applications to prevent unintended user actions and comes with read-only default capabilities to minimize data loss in case your thin client device is lost or stolen." 
These days, many thin-client devices and workstations are running SUSE Linux Enterprise from Novell. Their product has improved overall reliability, flexibility and accessibility for multiple people to use the same device without needing a license for each person. With SUSE, you are sure to have the right thin client device, OS and management software to improve end-user security and increase workforce productivity.