Using a Tablet as a Portable Management Console
Nov 17, 2011, 16:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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."