Snow Day Technology To Keep You Productive

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    Jessica Davis

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For example, access your desktop remotely with Citrix's GoToMyPC software. Get access to that crucial file you left on the computer in the office.
School has been canceled, the roads are dangerously slippery and you still have to prepare for that big meeting. What do you do when you are snowed in but still need to be productive? Thanks to a host of new web-based and other technologies, it's easier than ever to collaborate and communicate with your team at work, regardless of where each member is at the moment. And now that you are trapped on the home front until the snow plow comes through today, or forced to work remotely due to some other disaster -- floods, volcanoes, hurricanes anyone? -- here is a collection of technologies to keep you productive when you are away from the office, for whatever reason.
This article was originally published on 2011-01-26
Jessica Davis covers the channel for eWeek and Channel Insider. Her technology journalism career began well before anyone heard of the World Wide Web and has included stints at Infoworld, Electronic News/EDN, and the Philadelphia Business Journal. Her work has also appeared on CNN and Forbes.com. She has covered hardware, software and networking, as well as the business side of technology. She has won several journalism awards, including a national ASBPE award for best staff-written column, and was named Marketing Computers hardest working tech journalist on their inaugural list of top tech journalists. Jessica can be reached at jessica.davis@ziffdavisenterprise.com