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    Good afternoon everyone.

    I'm going to have an operation on my knees shortly and I am hoping to be able to access my work laptop from my home one.

    I just want to be able to access accounting software (Sage 50) to enter transactions and produce reports, so nothing too intensive, but wondered what you guys recommend that is free or fairly low cost as it is only a small company. I'd say under €500 per annum.

    The broadband isn't the fastest as it's in a rural area. It is currently running at 13.15mbps download and only .84mbps upload.

    I would appreciate any input.

    Many thanks

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      Have you tried asking your company IT bods? Surely that would be any sensible person's first port of call?
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      Quote Originally Posted by Husty View Post
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      Have you tried asking your company IT bods? Surely that would be any sensible person's first port of call?
      Yeah sorry, it's a small family owned business. I am the only admin staff member

      I'm kind of looking at logmein and things like that but just wanted recommendations.
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      You could always give TeamViewer a go.

      It's £30 per month for the business licence.

      https://www.teamviewer.com/en/buy-now/
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      You could always give TeamViewer a go.

      It's £30 per month for the business licence.

      https://www.teamviewer.com/en/buy-now/
      Yes thanks, that's the sort of thing. I just want to make sure it is suitable for what I am trying to do.
      I'll have a look
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      Yes thanks, that's the sort of thing. I just want to make sure it is suitable for what I am trying to do.
      I'll have a look
      Found it very good. I'm on infinity so it's just like sitting on the actual computer, however with your connection speeds I would do the trial first.
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      Quote Originally Posted by bashlsdir View Post
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      You could always give TeamViewer a go.

      It's £30 per month for the business licence.

      https://www.teamviewer.com/en/buy-now/
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      Yes thanks, that's the sort of thing. I just want to make sure it is suitable for what I am trying to do.
      I'll have a look
      Teamviewer will only work if you get all the 'go to sleep' settings on your laptop disabled otherwise when your laptop goes into power save you won;t be able to connect. Surely your company must have a firewall that you can set up a VPN to from said laptop ( i.e. take it away with you ) and access systems.

      It always amazes me that even in small companies they have no remote access setup as standard.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Westdene Seagull View Post
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      Teamviewer will only work if you get all the 'go to sleep' settings on your laptop disabled otherwise when your laptop goes into power save you won;t be able to connect. Surely your company must have a firewall that you can set up a VPN to from said laptop ( i.e. take it away with you ) and access systems.

      It always amazes me that even in small companies they have no remote access setup as standard.
      I think sage is on that laptop, which in that case it would be easier and quicker just to bring the laptop back. Not used sage in years, you must be able to do a lot of this online.
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      Ok just to explain it's a very very small construction company owned by two brothers. I use the bosses laptop with Sage on it. I am their first admin employee, before that they used their external accountants. They don't need an IT system yet but they may evolve to that one day. First steps and all that.
      I'm just asking for some recommendations.
      I'll look at team viewer and logmein, thanks for the suggestions.
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      Teamviewer will only work if you get all the 'go to sleep' settings on your laptop disabled otherwise when your laptop goes into power save you won;t be able to connect.
      I suppose if it's a small family business, he could ask a family member to switch his work laptop on and off each time. Having it on all the time (not even letting it sleep) doesn't sound like a good option.

      What's stopping you from bringing it home, does someone else at work need to use the same laptop?
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