The 5 Must Have iPhone Apps for the IT Professional

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Let’s face it. We live in an “on-the-go” society. The faster something

is done, the better. The less devices IT professionals need to carry

around, the easier it is to do their job. With hundreds of thousands of


available, it’s hard not to find one to fit your needs. Here’s a look at

a few of the most popular IT iPhone applications.

Jump Desktop

Application Cost: 19.99

While there are IT iPhone applications available that enable you to directly edit documents on your phone (see Quickoffice), what happens if you left them on your computer? Or if you have too many documents to keep uploading? Try Jump Desktop. Although a little pricey, this iPhone application has great reviews. It enables IT professionals to leave their laptop behind and work from their phone. Best of all, you can access information from both Mac and PC. Jump Desktop is secure, reliable, and easy to set up. Have multiple Mac devices? Buy it once, and install it on your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch without paying extra.


Application Cost: $4.99

If you often travel and use presentations, this iPhone business application can greatly help. Quickoffice makes it easy to access, edit, create, and share Microsoft Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and PowerPoint presentations. You can also transfer your files back and forth to your computer if needed. If you’re worried about having personal documents on your phone, the Quickoffice iPhone business application offers password protected file support. They also have other versions available for Android and other Apple devices. Visit for more details.

Cisco SIO to Go

Cost: Free

Powered by Cisco Security Intelligence Operations, the Cisco SIO to Go iPhone application offers real-time information related to network threats. Cisco SIO to Go informs, protects, and enables you to respond to these treats quickly, from almost anywaywhere. Customize your alerts, new security signatures, mitigation bulletins, and more.

Network Utility (Pro)

Cost: Free for basic version, $0.99 for pro version

Uh oh. You need to check a server status, but you can’t get to your computer! Or maybe you just don’t feel like booting it up. Try checking your server status and website with Network Security Pro. Some of the main features it includes are ping (ICMP Echo), IP Address Information, TCP/IP Port Scan, and more. Network Utility Pro offers IT professionals a terminal-like network tool along with the ease of iPhone GUI. The Pro version is advertisement free.

FTP on the Go

Cost: $6.99

FTP on the Go is great IT iPhone application to browse, upload, and download files to and from your FTP server. With this application, it makes it easy for IT professionals to fix certain website issues, transfer and upload documents for others to view, and even edit and crop images taken directly from your iPhone camera.

Most of these applications are available for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad devices. Not an iPhone user? Android and Blackerry all have similar programs. Sometimes, the same program may actually be available to all users.

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