Nowadays, more and more employees prefer distant work without the need to go to their office. According to statistical analysis, every third employees in USA and the Europe works remotely from home and their works performance is nearly 25% higher, than of those workers that choose to work at the office every day.
Most of these remote workers consist of journalists, translators, IT specialists and programmers. These specialists can either do one part of their job in the office and another from home or work only from home if needed.
There are more and more programs developed to provide access to remote computer nowadays. With such programs, employees can view their remote PC full screen, launch and close supplications, copy and paste text between computers, read e-mail, and access any files that they left behind. Claim home equipment on their taxes, save money on gas, and convince their boss that they will be more productive without need to go to the office (from home). Two of such software are LogMeIn and TightVNC.
LogMeIn is a software suite that enables you to access the remote computers over the Internet. This software is developed for both professional help desk personnel and end users.
LogMeIn is free with capability to remote multiple computers, with affordable monthly plans if you need more (visit their official website for more information). This program runs its application through Web browser, which differentiates it with other computer remote programs. If you are using Mozilla Firefox, it will ask you to install a plug-in and then opens the view of the remote PC in a new browser window. If you have multiple of remote computers, LogMeIn possibly will slow down your internet browsing and your processor clock speed a little bit.
LogMeIn also gives you some capabilities to kills the connection from its control window (Ctrl+Alt+Del) and change the view settings, as well as connection setting adjustment via tabbed access. The software is also integrated with 256-bit SSL encryption and dual passwords (one for the remote PC’s and one for the program) to provide more security.
You can take advantage of the synchronization and file transfer abilities if you upgrade to the professional edition, but advanced users should be able to use the programs without any difficulty (restriction for small files). Still, for the price and functionality, LogMeIn is a great program.
Please visit https://secure.logmein.com/ for more information about this software.
TightVNC is an open source and cross-platform remote desktop software that have capability to extend VNC’s RFB protocol to remote other computers screen.
This software is integrated with ‘tight encoding’, which gives the capability to control remote computer over low bandwidth connections. The ‘tight encoding’ feature able to compress the image (computer screen) and other file type as well, which produce a small bandwidth between both server and client. With this ‘tight encoding’ feature, it is possible to play games and watch videos at the remote computer over a broadband connection, although at a low frame rate. TightVNC is also combines with many other features, such as file transfer capability.
TightVNC is cross compatible with other remote computer server and client that uses the VNC implementations. However, its ‘tight encoding’ may not work with other programs, so it is recommended to use TightVNC at both server and client to take the full advantage of its features.
Please visit http://www.tightvnc.com/ for more information about this software.
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