Have you ever sat in front of your computer and wished you could show someone else what appeared on your screen?
Maybe you were experiencing a problem, or couldn't figure out how to make something work, but you knew if someone else could see what was happening on your screen, they could help you fix problem immediately.
Ever had a phone conversation with someone about a particular business topic, but you just couldn't "connect" with your ideas because it was too hard to explain over phone?
Now, visualize jumping on phone with that same person and literally sharing your computer's desktop to collaborate, discuss, and create virtually anything together, even if you are separated by thousands of miles.
Though this may sound like an episode of Star Trek, remote computer sharing is actually a daily business reality.
Imagine you need to take a trip and you either don't want to or can't take your computer.
The thought of emails piling up for days makes you crazy and you also need to monitor some things on your pc.
Instead of trying to lug your laptop (or fit your desktop into your suitcase), you can use "remote desktop" software that allows you to access your computer through Internet from any other computer in world.
One of most common remote desktop services is GoToMyPC.com, which provides a safe and secure way for you to go down to local internet café, log on, and access your office or home computer just like sitting at your own desk.
Now, before you panic and think anyone can access your computer, let me explain security.
First, you log in to GoToMyPC.com website with a username and password.
Once logged in, you then click a link to log onto your PC, which will then ask you for another password.