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Working remotely is not something new for the public sector, a world seen by many to be behind the times and slow to react to change. In fact in order to our job -- that is to serve the public -- public sector employees are on a constant search for quicker and cheaper ways to do things.

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My week as the IT Survivor on Magnetic Island was pretty radical. Apart from getting to soak up the sunny shores of tropical Queensland, I also found myself getting a whole lot of work done -- and pushing the boundaries of what's possible with technology. As someone who works remotely on a regular basis, I'm pretty experienced with completing tasks and connecting with clients on the go, but I also picked up a few new tips along the way. Here are some ideas to help make your remote working experience more productive and enjoyable.

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Hundreds of readers entered our IT Survivor competition to blog about using VMware Horizon 6 to work remotely while enjoying a trip to beautiful Magnetic Island. We've sifted through the entries, and picked the overall winner. Step forward . . .

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You may have heard that we've teamed up with VMware to find one Lifehacker reader to become our ‘IT Survivor’ blogger -- and write for us from Queensland's tropical Magnetic Island! It's an amazing competition (enter here), and in this post we’ve got more to give away -- two Dell Chromebook 11s! To enter, simply tell us what remote work challenges you’d like to see our ‘IT Survivor’ try on the island. Easy!

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Lifehacker readers know that working from home or the road is more important than ever, and to showcase this, Lifehacker is looking for one reader to become our "IT Survivor" blogger. To celebrate the launch of VMware Horizon 6 -- which allows organisations to deliver virtualised or remote desktops and applications through a single platform – we'll be sending one reader and their significant other (or friend) to beautiful Magnetic Island in Queensland. Pretty awesome, right? Entering is easy...

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So I can see the ocean from my window and I want to go for a long bushwalk to explore Magnetic Island, but I am supposed to be testing out how easily our IT Survivor competition winner can work remotely. The central technology involved there is VMware's Horizon 6 virtual desktop. This is how I'm using it.