Most credit unions and banks used a standard PC tower configuration for their back-office operations, tellers, and loan officers; Members Credit Union was no different. This configuration included the computer, the monitor, desktop, keyboard, and all of the various cables connecting them to each other. Their current computer situation created a number of problems, including massive clutters of tangled cables, peripherals clogging up workspaces, and half-a-dozen points of failure on any given desk or teller station through their offices. However, in the 2003 and 2004 timeframe, their IT department decided it was time to pivot to a more space-saving solution for their credit union employees. Secondly, they also wanted to do a consistent deployment of PCs throughout the organization to ease the IT burden; it’s easier to support one standardized type of PC than multiple brands and configurations. Their needs were clear: a computer system with a small footprint and one they could order en mass from a single vendor.