Virtual computing

Updated: 10/17/2017 by Computer Hope

Virtual computing refers to the use of a remote computer from a local computer where the actual computer user is located. For example, a user at a home computer could log in to a remote office computer (via the Internet or a network) to perform job tasks. Once logged in via special software, the remote computer can be used as though it were at the user's location, allowing the user to perform tasks via the keyboard, mouse, or other tools.

Business terms, Network terms, Remote access