• Telecommuter Notebook: Things I Miss About the Office

    Posted March 2, 2009 - 10:35 am

    What do I miss about working in the office? Let's start with the way to any man's heart: his stomach.
  • Ice Storms: Five Lessons for IT and Telecommuters

    Posted January 12, 2009 - 1:35 pm

    Five lessons any IT pro or telecommuter can learn from the December 2008 ice storm, which knocked out power to an estimated 1.25 million people across Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and New York.
  • Mobile Evolution Helping to Redefine 'Workplace'

    Posted January 12, 2009 - 1:26 pm

    This year, for the first time ever, more people in the world will have a mobile phone than a land line. Mobile devices outnumber personal computers by three to one, credit cards by two to one and TVs by two to one. Against this backdrop, work is becoming less and less defined as a place that you go, and is more defined by what you do.
  • Seventeen telecommuting pet peeves

    Posted January 5, 2009 - 4:39 pm

    Some telecommuting frustrations are minor things that seem too petty to complain about, especially to those who are stuck in rush hour traffic. Others are major problems that can affect your career. This article lists some from each category, provided by real telecommuters who have entirely too much personal experience.
  • Want to telecommute? The Smart2020 report shows it's greener

    Posted November 21, 2008 - 1:05 pm

    Smart2020, a report from The Climate Group for the Global e-Sustainability Initiative, has just been released.

  • Hosted and Distributed Phone Systems

    Posted November 17, 2008 - 2:07 pm

    Every vendor paying a public relations person (and that's all of them) want to spin bad news for you into good news for them. Since we have plenty of bad news lately, at least economically, their PR machines are working overtime.
  • Why telecommuting is good for your company

    Posted November 4, 2008 - 10:54 am

    Are you thinking of letting your employees work from home? Here are some things to consider.

  • Telework programs as good as cold hard cash, survey says

    Posted October 29, 2008 - 9:16 pm

    Companies offering telework programs not only will find their employees more productive, but also happier because of the money they are able to save by working from home at least part of the time, according to a recent survey.
  • Five ways to bulk up your network for telecommuters

    Posted October 22, 2008 - 11:00 am

    A review of five of the most important techniques, technologies and practices that companies can adopt to bolster their telecommuter WAN performance, and whether they should look outside their own in-house IT departments to meet some of these challenges.
  • Seven essential ways to cut your tech costs

    Posted October 14, 2008 - 2:52 pm

    Whether your business has just two people or two hundred, these tips can help you cut costs, save money, and let you focus on what's really important: the bottom line.
  • The trouble with telecommuting

    Posted October 13, 2008 - 2:30 pm

    Telecommuter wannabes are lining up outside their bosses' offices with work-from-home plans in hand, and many of them could get their wish this time around: According to WorldatWork, an association of human resource professionals, 40% more employers are offering telework programs this year than last year. Should your IT employees be part of that burgeoning crowd?
  • Survey: Telecommuting improves productivity, lowers costs

    Posted October 10, 2008 - 9:40 am

    Employees who wish their employers would let them work from home now have more stats to include in their business cases for telecommuting, according to a new survey conducted by CompTIA.
  • Want a four-day workweek? IT is key

    Posted October 9, 2008 - 4:49 pm

    As oil prices continue to fluctuate, the economy flounders and the pressure is on to slow global warming, both public- and private-sector organizations are turning to alternative work schedules such as telecommuting, flex time and four-day workweeks to ease the pain to their bottom lines, their employees' wallets and the environment. But as beneficial as these plans promise to be, without early involvement by IT, they may be doomed to failure.
  • Study: Companies must address telework security

    Posted July 29, 2008 - 4:59 pm

    Companies that allow employees to telecommute need to pay better attention to the cybersecurity challenges associated with it, according to a new study.
  • Survey: Even with $4 gas, demand for telework unmet

    Posted June 11, 2008 - 3:11 pm

    Even as gas prices hit historic highs in the U.S., most residents can't telecommute, according to a new survey released by advocacy group Telework Exchange.

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