I currently have a PC at home, but want to switch to an iMac running OS X and with a 2.9 GHz quad-core i5 processor. My main question really is this: I use a software program, eClinicalWorks, that is an electronic health record native to windows. I have PCs at the office including the main server and all of the workstations. These either run Windows XP or 7. When I go home at the end of the day, I still have work to do on the EHR such as recording patient info from the day's visits, etc., so I need to log on from my home computer (a PC) using a VPN, then I run the software on my home PC as a remote workstation.
Can I replace the home PC with an iMac, then connect the iMac remotely with a PC workstation at the office using VPN, RDP, etc, then sign in using that workstation at the office using LogMeIn, GoToMyPC, etc???
I heard that this is perhaps more simple than loading windows 7 onto a Mac and then using boot camp or using Parallels....
What is your recommendation.
If your company would allow you to connect to and control your work computer remotely via a VPN, there are Windows Remote Desktop clients available for Mac, including Microsoft's own Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac, CoRD, and iTap Mobile RDP. CoRD and Microsoft's client are free while iTap is not, but I've found iTap to perform much better and hence found it well worth the price. Any of those clients will probably give you better performance than a solution such as LogMeIn. A remote control solution of any sort, though, will probably be less hassle than trying to run eClinicalWorks on your Mac.