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TheRobinBull
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TheRobinBull,
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9/29/2014 | 8:31:42 PM
Great post!
It's nice that working from a remote basis is more and more accepted. I agree, though, simply enabling something like Microsoft Remote Desktop is not enough. It really can slow things down if the systems are inoperable. I have a laptop and two desktops since I freelance. I don't want to be caught in a situation where I can't work at all. 

There are a lot of options out there for remote support. Have you heard of Mikogo? We offer the ability to offer remote IT services and screen sharing. I think that it is a great way for IT to help those who aren't in their location or even provide training to minimize user error. If any of you have used it, I'd love to know what you think. Our developrs use the feedback to continually improve user experience. 
SunitaT0
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9/27/2014 | 4:40:18 AM
Re: Private cloud systems
"Private cloud systems can seriously boost up office work because it makes everything so freeflowing. Any employee may share work on the cloud from any virtual PC of laptops they carry, this would mean that since everybody is taking from the same plate, people know who is modifying what and flexibility is attained."

@yalanand, I like your idea. The fact that everybody knows who is modifying what plays a unified role and therefore it means the equal amount of pressure is on everybody else and projects move more swiftly.
SunitaT0
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9/27/2014 | 4:37:04 AM
Re: Private cloud systems
@Stratustician: Branching may address some of the localization problems (since all the data stays in one place, always) but it cannot provide a long term solution unless it is used better with cloud systems with tighter security. Of course it prevents duplicacy and thus saves the company from a couple of lawsuits.
yalanand
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9/26/2014 | 2:17:29 PM
Re: Private cloud systems
Yes, I agree and therefore I believe that private clouds will overpower individuality in companies. Since they know how to deal with things like theft or data loss, I firmly believe that private clouds will prevent them, if they are not broken down by security breaches.
Stratustician
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9/26/2014 | 1:39:05 PM
Re: Private cloud systems
I love the idea of thin clients, for one you can benefit from better standardization, but more importantly, data loss issues are significantly reduced since all corporate information stays within the corporate network with no local storage issues to worry about when it comes to theft or loss.
yalanand
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yalanand,
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9/26/2014 | 12:30:08 PM
Private cloud systems
Private cloud systems can seriously boost up office work because it makes everything so freeflowing. Any employee may share work on the cloud from any virtual PC of laptops they carry, this would mean that since everybody is taking from the same plate, people know who is modifying what and flexibility is attained.


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