Remote File Access: It’s Not Just for Geeks or Those In Hotel Rooms


Right now, I’m in Puerto Rico at the wonderful Ritz-Carlton Hotel. The service is simply 100% fabulous. I’m not sure how they do it, but they consistently aim to please. Never once did someone point me somewhere, I was often SHOWED and actually escorted to where I needed to go. I never heard the word “your welcome” but instead “it’s my pleasure”.
As I write this, in my hotel room, I’m reminded of the awesome benefits of remotely being able to access files. Imagine you have files on a shared server at your office and you have voice mail waiting for you at your office phone.


Being able to remotely access your ENTIRE OFFICE means that no matter where you are – not just in a hotel room, but in a cab or at a client’s office on the next block you can access any file from any device which has Internet access.
This also means that when phone calls come, you’re emailed or otherwise notified of the phone call (or fax for that matter). Increasingly, you’re able to get Internet access from any location you happen to be in, so there’s really no excuse for not being able to answer email or manage your phone calls.
Before I came to Puerto Rico I did a full back up of my hard disk, on my Lenovo notebook. I’m also trying out a Fujitsu Lifebook V series notebook (it’s a 15″ model). Solidly built, minimal cost (around $800), but no fancy features.
Back to remote file access:
Some businesses use a VPN to access their files, others use one of many “remote access” tools or service such as GoToMyPC.com.
Small businesses are realizing the benefits of tools that enable them to Web Commute from anywhere, saving them time and resources. A recent poll by GoToMyPC shows that small businesses are realizing the benefits of tools that enable them to Web Commute from anywhere, saving them time and resources. For instance, The Queensboro Shirt Company, an online distributor of custom logo apparel is using GoToMyPC to remotely access office desktops, including files, network resources and programs over the Internet.

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