15. July 2011
The technology behind remote desktop software allows applications to be displayed and used on different places locally while being run and setup remotely on a server. In short, this software can be regarded as a ‘remote control’ of computers connecting it to other devices through another network or the Internet. This further allows desktops to be taken over and controlled by outside administration.
Just when broadband internet connections became widely available and increasingly demanded across the world, the need and desire for remote desktop technology also arose. People find it fun and sometimes necessity to control over any computer in the world as long as they were both connected with this technology.
Windows invented remote desktop protocol in 1999-2000 and, starting with Windows XP, every Windows version has included remote desktop protocol. The need for remote desktop software arose with the transition from in-person services to long-distance, often outsourced services.
Today, the usage of remote desktop software is no more limited. It is not only used by tech professionals, but is also used by the average computer user for sharing files, by business people for working on documents outside to office, and by educational institutes to allow communication between students across the world.
As broadband internet access becomes even more readily available across the world, and as individuals become more dependent upon computer communications, remote desktop software will likely play an even larger role in the world, and open up endless opportunities for communication, education, efficiency, and productivity.