SOURCE: Bomgar Corporation

October 25, 2007 03:00 ET

Remote Control Software Now Supports Pocket PCs

Helpdesk Software From Bomgar Now Extends Support to Workers Using Handheld Computing Devices

RIDGELAND, MS--(Marketwire - October 25, 2007) - According to an IDC analysis, more than one quarter of the world's managers and employees will be mobile workers within two years. Several studies have been conducted to guide corporations in the management of mobile workers so they can take advantage of the benefits of a mobile workforce. However, one of the criteria influencing the effectiveness of mobile workers is access to information and technology that helps them do their job. Bomgar's latest remote control software release, Bomgar 10.0, now features Pocket PC and Pocket PC Phone Edition access to make it easier for mobile workers to get support, regardless of their location.

Remote control software has made it possible to provide IT helpdesk support to any PC anywhere, and Bomgar now also offers support for MAC and Linux, but until the release of Bomgar 10, support has not been extended to executives, sales agents, field workers and others using a PDA or smartphone in an airport, in flight, in a hotel, on location, on a yacht or in a remote boardroom.

The lightweight, compact, instant-on convenience of PDAs and smartphones make these devices preferable to laptops for many business travelers, and PDA sales reached an all time record high in 2006, according to Gartner.

Access to corporate data, documents, spreadsheets and email is vital for business continuity -- one of the major advantages of the mobile workforce, and a contributing factor to the 34 percent year-over-year growth of computer remote access services and products predicted by IDC over the next three years.

Bomgar's investment in R & D has resulted in continual innovation of their computer remote access software. The company is the only provider in the industry offering an appliance-based solution, providing companies with an unparalleled level of security and the ability to scale efficiently. The additional functionality of supporting Windows Mobile 5 for Pocket PC, Pocket PC Phone Edition, and Windows Mobile 6 Classic and Professional is just one of the many new features and enhancements of their latest release, Bomgar 10.0.

For more information on Bomgar's remote control software solutions, visit the Bomgar website.

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