At Citrix Synergy, the event where virtual computing takes center stage, Citrix Systems announced GoToManage for iPad, a free application that enables users to securely troubleshoot and provide real-time technical support to a computer user’s system from anywhere. Workshifting for IT will soon be possible with the availability of the number one remote support solution on Apple’s popular mobile media and computing device.
was built to meet the needs of IT managers and consultants without the complexity found in most remote support software offerings. Its intuitive design makes GoToManage for iPad an application that anyone could use. Available soon as a free app for the iPad, IT professionals will be able to conduct live end-user support sessions and take control of a user’s PC or Mac as if they were sitting in front of it. This application gives businesses a secure and reliable way to free IT from a physical location and empowers them to be more responsive when end users need technical assistance.
In addition to the features in the free application, paying GoToManage and GoToAssist Express customers will have the ability to connect to and control unattended computers, conduct in-session chat sessions, and track and report on their support activities. This gives IT pros the ability to improve the support they provide and remotely connect to both support servers and computers after hours from their iPad.
What Is New for GoToManage
- GoToManage for the iPad will be the first iPad application designed for real-time, remote support. Visit www.gotomanage.com/ipad to register in order to be notified when it is available.
- With support for single location or multiple sites, IT now has the nimbleness to work anywhere at any time to assist an ever mobile and dispersed workforce.
Why It Matters
“A product such as GoToManage for the iPad addresses a market need for IT professionals to provide anywhere and anytime support," says Stacy Crook, senior research analyst, IDC. "In addition to the benefits of better business continuity and flexibility for IT professionals, such solutions allow anyone to perform remote support from the iPad and therefore gives any technically savvy person the opportunity to experience these remote support solutions.”
- Because remote support is a must-have for businesses that want to meet the 24/7 needs of their customers, telecommuters and a geographically dispersed workforce.
- IT professionals will now have the freedom to support people and machines from anywhere.
- Enhances productivity for IT consultants who can securely manage and assist multiple clients using GoToManage for iPad, reducing both travel and the complexity of handling the unique IT needs of each client.