We're not talking about wealthy Internet customers here. Rich clients are part of a new type of application that gives greater responsibility and functionality to the Web browser.
Browser-based applications make sense because of lower software licensing and maintenance fees. But most corporate applications can't be duplicated well in a browser. Rich clients could change that. This calculator puts together the costs for a company that is considering moving to rich clients for its intranet and for certain corporate client-server applications. Fill in the white cells and your total cost will be calculated at the bottom of this tool.