How would you like it when you see objects moving from one machine to another machine? Well that is exactly what the mobile agent software does. In computer language, this software is used to transfer data from one computer to another computer and the person sitting on the other computer can continue working on the project.
Usually what we do is to copy the matter from one computer onto a hard disk or a USB flash disk and then download it on the other computer which can take its own time for completing the process. The idea of software agents has been in the world for many years. In fact, the discussion about such software to be introduced took place as early as the 1970s and by the mid 90s, it began to gain quite a bit of momentum and then again it came to a standstill. The actual process of this software started in the late 90s. The best part of this software is that the transfer of data from one computer to another can be taken place with remote computers. It means that two computers in 2 different locations can access the data simultaneously.
Some of the main advantages of the agent software are
1- Computation bundles – It changes computational server round trips to a movable data bundles which helps in decreasing the network load.
2- Tolerance to faulty networks – the agent software will function even without any active connection between server and client.
Apart from the above some of the other benefits included are parallel processing, dynamic adaptation, flexible maintenance etc. There is also agent development kit available to install the software on two remote computers. The popularity of this agent software has been increasing mostly for those professionals who are often traveling from one place to another, whereby they are able to check the work completed by their office from any location where they are based.