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Sometimes a full remote desktop solution is overkill, especially if you just need quick acces to Microsoft Word, Excel, or Powerpoint. CloudOn is just the ticket, as it offers access to those apps for editing or creating documents. It is fully touch optimized and the price is right.
LogMeIn is the remote desktop solution for the iPad that supports accessing Windows, Macs, or Linux computers from the iPad. The remote OS must be installed on a remote computer that the iPad owner has access to.
The iPad app is fully touch optimized and makes remote control over the PC/Mac a joy.
Free, with Pro version available adding video/audio streaming to the iPad
OnLive Desktop brings a remote Windows desktop to the iPad, without the requirement of a remote system. It uses a remote desktop provided by OnLive that includes full versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
Free, with a Plus option that provides priority access and adds Internet Explorer web browsing.