Home is Where the Connection Is

Day, Jo; Day, Kevin
May 2002
Journal of Financial Planning;May2002, Vol. 15 Issue 5, p46
Academic Journal
This article presents the advantages and disadvantages of various remote connection applications along with examples of how certain solutions may meet the firm's specific needs. LapLink and pcAnywhere are products that have been available for a long time and are used by many planners. Each of these applications provides encryption to prevent outsiders from seeing your remote control session. They also make it easy to transfer files. However, there are some limitations with these products that the potential road warrior needs to be aware of. First, LapLink and pcAnywhere require that the software be installed on both computers involved in the remote control session--for example, your office computer and your remote computer. This can be a problem if you are using an associate's computer or are in a cyber-café. In these situations, it may not be feasible to install LapLink or pcAnywhere on the remote computer, which means that you would need to connect your laptop directly to the Internet. Both pcAnywhere and LapLink meet the needs of the remote worker in terms of software performance and behavior, but the configuration of your network security may limit the functionality or make it difficult to maintain. That said, there are some instances where these products will meet all of your remote connection needs--such as if you only need to connect to one office computer, and you are confident that your Internet service provider will not change your firewall configuration without notice.


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