With the immense popularity of Microsoft’s Take Me to the Cloud line of commercials, more people are aware of the idea of this idea that the home desktop is usable in remote locations. This system, called a virtual private network, is a way that you can access your information from a remote location anytime you need it.
The VPN is primarily a business need. Many companies need to send out employees to remote locations, either to work with clients or to make presentations. Access to the company’s information while on location is invaluable to these employees.
The VPN can benefit people for personal reasons, too, though. One of the benefits is that you can save video that you would like to see on your home computer and then watch it using software like vlc media player while you are waiting somewhere else. You also can work on projects, like cropping pictures of the kids to print for your scrapbook and share and swap files using Ares. Being able to spend your time this way makes getting stuck waiting a little more pleasant.
Also many people use their cache to save passwords and other information, rarely committing this information to memory. That can be an inconvenience when you need to refill a prescription but do not know your pharmacy password, for instance. Simply log onto the VPN and find all of your information just as if you were at home. In a world with too much information to remember, the VPN can help make managing your personal life a bit easier.
SSo while a personal VPN account may seem like a luxury that has no practical purpose, consider all of the times that you could use a laptop, or even coffee shop terminal, to access your information from your personal computer. You will have fewer headaches and less worry about forgetting vital information while you’re gone.