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Top Ten iPhone Remote Control Apps For IT Pros

Top Ten iPhone Remote Control Apps For IT Pros

iPhone apps can make it a lot easier to do your job when you're on the go.

James Alan Miller

James Alan Miller is Managing Editor of Tom's IT Pro. He is a veteran technology journalist with over seventeen years of experience creating and developing magazine and online content. Founding editor of numerous business and enterprise computing sites at the network, James headed up the After Hours section at PC Magazine, as well as hardware and software sections of various Windows publications.

As an IT pro, it is easy get down on smartphones and tablets. True, they're yet another type of computer you've been tasked with supporting. And, sure, it's a fact of life that nowadays you have to field calls about not just company-sanctioned mobile devices but, increasingly, those brought in by workers off the street.

Even so, while mobile devices may seem to be just another added burden for you, they can also be personal allies. You just have to install the right apps.

A tablet or smartphone of your own will not only make it easier for you to do your job, but to do so even when you're not in the office or conveniently situated in front of a computer at home. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to handle an IT emergency at work while at the zoo with your kids rather than having to drop everything to head into the office? Anything that provides you with that kind of freedom can be most welcome.

In this article, the first of a series on the top mobile apps for IT professionals, we present ten iPhone applications that enable IT pros to remotely control their own or other people's computers. With these programs, you can log into your workstation as if you were in the office, thereby performing any function or task from your hand that's possible at your desk. And, you can troubleshoot client computers from your smartphone.

Follow up articles in this series will include the top iPhone management and utility apps for IT pros plus similar lists for those with Android and BlackBerry smartphones. After that, we'll move on to the fastest growing mobile device segment—the world of tablet computers.