Ever been caught in a commute needing a certain file from your home desktop computer? Or forgetting your laptop at home when you have important work files stored there? Don’t worry, everybody has been there at some point in time, and the usual solution would either be to make the long trip back home or just make do without them. That’s the logic behind remote access programs and apps like Citrix’s GoToMyPC, which is being launched by the globally-renowned networking company in Japan with partners KDDI and Ascentech K.K.
Citrix announced today that it is offering GoToMyPC, a cloud-based remote access product, to the Japanese market through partnerships with Japanese mobile carrier KDDI Corporation and Japan-based Citrix distributor Ascentech K.K. Both of Citrix’s Japanese partners will be able to deliver GoToMyPC either as a standalone solution or as an integrated service. The value of the cloud-based service is really explained in the product’s name – GoToMyPC gives customers a solution to access files, programs, email and even networks on their Mac or PC (“go to my PC”, geddit?) from a web browser, an iOS or Android tablet, or a smartphone. KDDI and Ascentech will also be providing customer support for the product in Japanese.
“We are looking forward to providing GoToMyPC to the Japanese market and extending its benefits to customers,” said Mr. Naohiro Sato, CEO, Ascentech K.K. “With its market leadership and reputation for delivering security levels that meet the highest banking and financial industry requirements, GoToMyPC provides a valuable, affordable and easily adoptable cloud-based remote access solution.” KDDI, Japan’s second largest mobile carrier, said that the product gives the Japanese workforce another level of productivity and “business continuity” – both values which are key to the continued success and improvement of the country’s economy.
The argument for remote access programs is really straightforward – it gives you access to remote systems which are usually out of reach, even in today’s highly connected environment. These situations – being unable to reach files in your home PC or Mac – shouldn’t really be an excuse towards an unproductive day. The main advantage of GoToMyPC from other remote access solutions is that it is cloud-based, allowing users to securely access remote systems from almost any web browser. Now that’s a breakthrough solution, as browsers can be found almost on any web-enabled device. GoToMyPC also has a history of reliability, with its mobile app recognized as one of the 100 Best iPad Apps by PC Magazine.
[via Financial Post]
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