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The Benefits of Application Sharing:

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Application Sharing

Application sharing or remote access falls into the collaborative software bracket, which allows users to have access to shared data from their personal computers at the same time. More than likely, the shared data operates on a host computer, whereby separate access to shared content is provided.

Permission Restraints in Application Sharing:

Access to shared data occurs in the following ways: firstly, if the shared data can be reached from the Web, the host or organizer typically creates an online session and password for distant users that are given permission to access the session. By entering the correct information, the organizer then presents the shared material to the users who have joined the session. Secondly, if remote desktop sharing software is needed to use the shared data, the particular software will administer the security mechanisms. Lastly, shared data can be granted giving a permission code or password, thus eliminating access without approval in real-time. The idea behind this type of rigorous security is to eradicate the chance that a remote desktop will be overrun by an unauthorized user.

The two types of access granted to users include pc remote control and view access. In control access the host permits the user to manipulate, maintain, control, and edit shared data. Naturally, the host should at any time be able to remove control of the shared data if needed. In the instance where there is a remote control period, the mouse and keyboard are under remote control, and a hot key is available to remove remote pc access. With regard to view access, the host merely lets distant users passively examine shared data which is ideal for a virtual meeting or web presentation. In this case, the remote viewers cannot alter data in any way-shape-or-form.

Application Sharing Allows Access to Specific Content, While Denying it to Others

Typically, there are two major applications for sharing data, both types relate to the degrees of access given to users. In remote control mode, online collaboration on shared data is instituted in teams. Users can remotely manipulate, alter, and maintain data in real-time. On the other hand, view access best suits a training situation, such as online sales training, whereby the trainee can view movement and alterations from a host, but does not have the ability to initiate or carry out any changes from their end. Many companies utilize the clean, easy functionality of application sharing for remote support and online meetings (also referred to as a net meeting), for it allows access to certain members, while holding off access to other users. As far as security is concerned, it’s one of the safest methods for maintaining, saving, and altering information.

Related Topics

Application sharing is an example of Groupware, also known as collaborative software.

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