Great Scott! Today marks the day that Michael J. Fox's Marty McFly, along with Doc Emmett Brown and Jennifer Parker, arrive in the future in a DeLorean time machine in the Robert Zemeckis film Back to the Future II.
"We're descending toward Hill Valley, California, at 4:29 pm, on Wednesday, October 21st, 2015." – Doc Brown
It's been 30 years since the original film and 26 since the sequel. Technology and the workplace itself has changed considerably since 1985. Okay, the movie didn't get it right when it comes to flying cars and hoverboards. But even mobile devices and secure app and data delivery have evolved in ways it would have been hard to imagine 30 years ago, or even 15 years ago.
Who would have predicted how people can work from virtually anywhere today? But the foundations of that technology were laid long ago. Let's take a journey back through the past of remote access technology.