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Using a Tablet as a Portable Management Console

Nov 17, 2011, 16:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Hess)

[ Thanks to Ken Hess for this link. ]

"System administrators require a complete set of tools on any device used for support. Up to now, the support burden rested on the laptop computer. The tablet, as a support device, must have the capability of connecting to the corporate network via VPN or other secure portal and of providing the sys admin with an equivalent array of client and diagnostic tools with which to work.

"Fortunately, app programmers and tablet vendors anticipated the need to use the tablet for something more useful than an Angry Birds game console. The iPad's App Store hosts dozens of sys admin tools, only a few of which are showcased here."

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