Tecommuting News Summary 102609

Telework‘ bill gets unanimous vote

Evansville Courier & PressThomas B. Langhorne‎Oct 24, 2009‎
The County Commissioners unanimously passed the “telework” ordinance as a result of Assessor Jonathan Weaver’s decision earlier this year to pay his chief

Managing the H1N1 flu

Richmond Times Dispatch‎Oct 24, 2009‎
Expand telecommuting. Determine who can work from home or other locations. This will keep people off of public transportation and out of the office.

DHS – Testimony of Secretary Napolitano Before the United States Senate

ISRIA‎Oct 24, 2009‎
full compliance with OSHA’s respiratory protection standard, and human resources flexibilities including leave and telework options for employees as

All in a sick day’s work

Baltimore Business JournalHeather Harlan Warnack‎Oct 24, 2009‎
told the BBJ he is urging businesses to relax their sick leave policies and allow telecommuting as ways to encourage sick workers to stay at home.

Businesses urged to be prepared for influenza

West Central TribuneAnne Polta‎Oct 23, 2009‎
Social distancing allowing workers to telecommute, for instance, or holding conference calls instead of meetings can also help reduce the likelihood of

T. Boone Pickens on Iraq: ‘We leave there with the Chinese getting the oil’

World Tribune‎Oct 23, 2009‎
You can cut the consumption of oil and energy by roughly 1/2 if all companies instituted a 50 percent telecommuting policy on all “office” workers.

Growing season

Washington PostMara Lee‎Oct 23, 2009‎
Just a year ago, she was making $110000 a year at Cisco Systems in Herndon, often telecommuting from the two-bedroom condo she owns in Georgetown.

South Mountain Freeway plan still center of wrangling

Arizona RepublicCathy Creno‎Oct 23, 2009‎
thinks the advent of light rail is making commuters everywhere in the Valley think of new ways to get to work including carpooling and telecommuting.

Corporate Culture, Not Technology, Drives Online Collaboration

WebWorkerDaily (blog)‎Oct 23, 2009‎
While face time is an old school management crutch, today’s workforce runs at a different pace with alternative work schedules, telecommuting,

The Rise of the ‘Homepreneur’

BusinessWeekJohn Tozzi‎Oct 23, 2009‎
You can trace the rise of home-based businesses to the early days of telecommuting in the 1980s and the mass adoption of the Internet in the 1990s.

More Layoffs Coming at Forbes?

Gawker‎Oct 23, 2009‎
a vicious rhyme like I never did before/ She said ‘Damn fly guy I’m in love with you’/ And the Casanova legend must have been true/ I said: TELECOMMUTE.

Collaborative Tools, Web Conferencing Transform Global Workplace

TMCnetAmy Tierney‎Oct 23, 2009‎
Some 47 percent of respondents said they have a formal telecommuting policy in place. But less than a third telecommute at least once a week, and 22 percent

LETTER: A Vote for Deeds

Burke Connection‎Oct 23, 2009‎
And I envision a commonwealth with improved rail and bus connections and incentives for telecommuting that have helped ease the transportation crisis.

International Day of Cllimate Action Resonates in Milwaukee

89.7 WUWM – Milwaukee Public RadioSusan Bence‎Oct 23, 2009‎
So I telecommute, I try not to burn a lot of gas. On Saturdays I walk eight miles to go grocery shopping, Alexander says.

Come as you are

The Australian‎Oct 23, 2009‎
In the age of telecommuting and early retirement, what beachfront property is not owned by the US Navy (which controls most of the coastline here) is being

Research and Markets: Top 50 Corporate Polices Bundle: the 50 Most Essential

Reuters‎Oct 23, 2009‎
Performance Review Policy * Performance Standards Policy * Telework Policy * Privacy Policy * Professional Development Policy * Progressive Discipline

Explosion causes major problems for ECI commuters

Muncie Star PressKeith Roysdon‎Oct 23, 2009‎
Brad Pedigo, who lives in Muncie and works in Indianapolis, has reduced his commuting time by telecommuting. He also avoids I-69, taking Ind. 3 to

Arizona Company Helping to Combat Swine Flu

PR.com (press release)‎Oct 23, 2009‎
A recent study by The Gartner Group outlined the important role telecommuting could play in helping businesses stay productive during swine flu season.

Population challenge looms for Australia

Australia Network News‎Oct 22, 2009‎
Telecommuting, where workers use technology solutions rather than travelling to meetings and workplaces, must grow in popularity from its current low uptake

Media: It’s a Woman’s Nation While Dad’s on His Knees

RH Reality Check (blog)Wendy Norris‎Oct 22, 2009‎
and at home though its policy prescriptions on telecommuting and family leave policies focus far too heavily on improving circumstances for affluent,

Unemployed? Here are this week’s Top 8 job offers.

Christian Science MonitorDavid Grant‎Oct 22, 2009‎
Location: Telecommute, but must be in United States. Details: Opportunity for a specialty cheese lover with a fine-tuned talent to professionally taste and

Castlegar Airport no more

The Castlegar Source‎Oct 22, 2009‎
In a city press release, Chernoff also pointed out that for the independent entrepreneur or telecommuter in particular, air connection to Vancouver and

Capitol College accepted to Maryland Green Registry

Western Howard County View‎Oct 22, 2009‎
Eligible Capitol employees are allowed to participate in a telecommuting work option to reduce daily commuter trips and fuel consumption,

A mom without the Web? This just doesn’t compute

Dallas Morning NewsTyra Damm‎Oct 22, 2009‎
I’m a telecommuting mom who banks, shops, communicates, learns and connects online. My dependency on the World Wide Web is only a problem if it gets in the

It’s a Woman’s Nation, Except When It’s Not

Santa Monica MirrorSteve Stajich‎Oct 22, 2009‎
They can work at home, tele-commute, and do more. And they resent, as anybody would, being categorized with simplistic handles like soccer Mom.

Editorial: Be It Ever So Humble…

Loudoun Independent‎Oct 22, 2009‎
In an age of telecommuting, it would make more sense to expand the availability of home-based businesses into the more restrictive home owners

Research and Markets: Telework and the Technologies Enabling Work Outside

Reuters‎Oct 22, 2009‎
But today, thanks in large part to the enabling effects of technology, telework is a practical and feasible option for millions of US adult workers.

The Work-Life Tip Sheet: 10 Steps to a Successful Workplace

Huffington Post (blog)‎Oct 22, 2009‎
But at least employers can offer their employees the tools–telecommuting options, shift exchanges, compressed work weeks–to better manage their life

‘Protect the Core Issues’

Fairfax ConnectionBonnie Hobbs‎Oct 22, 2009‎
Strong on business, Hugo supports telework and capping the commercial-property tax rate to create jobs. He also favors promoting economic development and

‘I’m Going to Make a Difference’

Fairfax ConnectionBonnie Hobbs‎Oct 22, 2009‎
To help ease traffic congestion, she said, incentives should be given to businesses offering telecommuting, varied hours and online meetings.

Mcdonnell, Deeds square off in rematch

Loudoun TimesJana Wagoner‎Oct 22, 2009‎
Deeds’ transportation plan complements his jobs plan in the need to promote telecommuting. He would like to see broadband all across the commonwealth.

Genetic Alliance Selected as One of Washingtonian’s Great Places to Work

AScribe (press release)‎Oct 22, 2009‎
All Genetic Alliance team members enjoy performance-based bonuses, pretax savings programs, tuition reimbursement, flexible telecommuting policies,

HD Conferencing and Collaboration 2.0: ‘Virtual Meeting’ Comes into its Own

TMCnetAmy Tierney‎Oct 22, 2009‎
Near half of survey respondents 47 percent said they have a formal telecommuting policy in place. But less than a third telecommute at least once a week

Charlotte businesses taking steps to prevent spread of swine flu, keep doors

Charlotte Business JournalJulie Bird‎Oct 22, 2009‎
They also recommend sending home sick employees and encouraging telecommuting. Workers caring for sick family members also should be allowed to work from

Tanberg heralds GITEX 2009 asuccess

Zawya‎Oct 22, 2009‎
With video, you can interview job candidates remotely, enhance telework programs, get real-time feedback from suppliers straight to the manufacturing floor,

Thrifty Thursday: End Your Car Lease to Save

About Working Moms‎Oct 22, 2009‎
Can you or your spouse telecommute a day or two each week or carpool to work with a collague? You may find that some creativity will save you money — and

Heloise: Helpful hints for telecommuters

Houston ChronicleHeloise King‎Oct 21, 2009‎
Many people work from home, and men and women are finding creative ways to telecommute. Here are some Heloise helpful

Preparing for the H1N1

Examiner.com‎Oct 21, 2009‎
Develop other flexible policies to allow workers to telework (if feasible) and create other leave policies to allow workers to stay home to care for sick

The mobile workforce

ITWorld CanadaJennifer Kavur‎Oct 21, 2009‎
This isn’t teleworking or telecommuting, he pointed out. Distributed work is the umbrella phrase for different types of work happening simultaneously across

Finally Friday

Hill Country TimesSheila Moss‎Oct 21, 2009‎
Lately I’ve noticed a trend toward not working in the office at all on Friday, but staying at home to telecommute and stretch that two-day weekend a bit.

SUPERCOMM keynote: Verizon touts the smart network world

FierceTelecomSean Buckley‎Oct 21, 2009‎
On the horizon is the vision of a smart home to become a platform to manage everything from security, energy use, telework and distance learning.

Who’s Hiring Telecommuters: AAA Mid-Atlantic, BCD Travel and SOS Corporation

MainStreetBobbi Dempsey‎Oct 21, 2009‎
Here are three companies with telecommuting opportunities available right now. What they do: Division of AAA auto club that handles several eastern states

H1N1 swine flu: avoiding illness at work

KIVI-TVLila Havens‎Oct 21, 2009‎
Offer the option of telecommuting, working at home or working staggered shifts if possible. This is especially important for workers who are at a greater

How Apple Became Red Hot in the Enterprise

E-Commerce TimesLaura DiDio‎Oct 21, 2009‎
Apple’s loyal fan base led the charge, persuading their companies’ IT managers to allow them to use their home-based Macs for telecommuting and their

2009 Adobe Government Assembly to FeatureKeynote Speaker Cokie Roberts,ABC

Reuters‎Oct 21, 2009‎
The Adobe Government Assembly sponsors include Adobe, Carahsoft, CDW-G, Dell, Emergent, FigLeaf, Oracle, Plateau, SAP, and Telework Exchange.

India Makes the Most of Its UC&C Investments

CXOToday.comSharon Lobo‎Oct 21, 2009‎
Almost 60 percent of Indian companies have a formal telecommuting policy in place. Additionally, IT departments are also deploying UC&C technology to enable

Media & Communications Briefing – October 2009

Linex Legal (registration)‎Oct 21, 2009‎
education, access for the disabled, telecommuting. Right now, a team of highly qualified staff with different backgrounds in business, engineering, law,

Congress prepares for swine flu pandemic

Dailyrecord.com‎Oct 21, 2009‎
In one exercise, staffers in Gainer’s office and staffers with the secretary of the Senate’s office practice telecommuting to catch any technical problems

H1N1 risks cause Feds to crack down on employers

ABC15.com (KNXV-TV)Imani Randolph‎Oct 20, 2009‎
Consider whether sick leave and paid time off policies can be modified to allow for flexible worksites (eg, telecommuting) and flexible work hours,

Hints From Heloise

Washington Post‎Oct 20, 2009‎
DVM 360Liz Nartowicz‎Oct 20, 2009‎
Also, whenever possible, telecommute. Talk to your owner about what workpayroll, scheduling, and so onthat you could do from home?

Women hold few top business jobs, but recession could clear their way

MLive.comRick Haglund‎Oct 20, 2009‎
As companies struggle in the downturn, telecommuting and flexible work schedules that many working woman rely on are often eliminated, said one expert on

USCA Pushes for Broadband Access and Adoption

Reuters‎Oct 20, 2009‎
Broadband creates opportunities for telemedicine, telework, and distance learning. These applications connect rural Americans to important resources,

Healthy minds, happy workers

Vancouver Sun‎Oct 20, 2009‎
Discussing options for employers such as telecommuting or working from home to save jobs for instance, offers staff an opportunity to help the business deal

End of the world as Hollywood knows it

CNET NewsGreg Sandoval‎Oct 20, 2009‎
I’d image the transfer back and forth of that alone would bring someone telecommuting on even a 20/5 to a screeching halt, and remote desktop cannot

Deeds vows to be chief job recruiter if elected

Martinsville BulletinDebbie Hall, Ginny Wray‎Oct 20, 2009‎
Although he would not include broadband costs in a transportation budget, Deeds said having the technology in all communities would allow telecommuting and

Chrysler gets nod from mothers mag

Detroit Free PressPatricia Montemurri‎Oct 20, 2009‎
In tough economic times, retaining programs such as flexible scheduling, telecommuting and job-sharing help keep employees motivated and build loyalty.

Lieutenant governor hopefuls’ debate becomes heated

Richmond Times DispatchTyler Whitley‎Oct 19, 2009‎
To help transportation, she would emphasize telecommuting, smart growth and mass transit, she said. Bolling said Wagner has supported every tax increase

Developing the Oklahoma Innovation, Efficiency and Accountability Act of 2010

Edmond SunJason Murphey‎Oct 19, 2009‎
EDMOND In today’s quickly changing world, private businesses are taking advantage of innovative programs such as allowing for employee telecommuting.

Special Report: Balancing Act

GovExec.comKellie Lunney‎Oct 19, 2009‎
Our reporting is by no means comprehensive, but it provides a broad look at the kinds of resources available to employees and long-term trends in telework,

New hardened switches promise enterprise features

ITWorld CanadaHoward Solomon‎Oct 19, 2009‎
Toronto firm secures telework environment without a VPNBy: Carolyn Duffy Marsan (19 Oct 2009)How to provide a secure telework environment without much

Is Congestion Pricing Bad for the Environment?

Cars.com (blog)Stephen Markley‎Oct 19, 2009‎
The idea of charging drivers based on how and where they drive has popped up again in New York City largely because of a man named Jay H. Walder,

Toronto firm secures telework environment without a VPN

ITWorld CanadaCarolyn Duffy Marsan‎Oct 19, 2009‎
How to provide a secure telework environment without much overhead? That was the question facing Octagon Capital, a Toronto brokerage firm that ended up

Easy ways for SMBs to improve their disaster recovery and pandemic plans

Search StorageRachel Kossman‎Oct 19, 2009‎
“Start considering working at home or telecommuting,” said Toigo. “There are no shortages of products out there, software and Web based, that will let you

MySpace dumps server hard disks for flash drives

ITWorld CanadaLucas Mearian‎Oct 19, 2009‎
Toronto firm secures telework environment without a VPNBy: Carolyn Duffy Marsan (19 Oct 2009)How to provide a secure telework environment without much

Plastic Logic unveils Que capacitive touchscreen e-book reader; aims at

ZDNetAndrew Nusca‎Oct 19, 2009‎
for mobile professionals, namely document management, writes Gizmodo’s Wilson Rothman which should help traveling and telecommuting types even more.

“A Woman’s Nation” Demands Workplace Flexibility

Huffington Post (blog)‎Oct 19, 2009‎
and includes options ranging from compressed workweeks and telecommuting to phased retirement and short and extended time off – can help employees meet

Do You Know Where Your Employees Are Working?

CIODenise Dubie‎Oct 19, 2009‎
Mon, October 19, 2009 Network World It’s time for ad hoc telework programs to be brought up to snuff. Technology has enabled telework

5 signs that scream your telework program is a bust

ITWorld CanadaDenise Dubie‎Oct 19, 2009‎
Many companies make it possible for employees to work remotely, but without a structured telework program in place, they could be putting corporate data at

Request: Scrap Sideline Interviews

New York Baseball DigestMike Silva‎Oct 19, 2009‎
I have been lucky enough to put myself in a position where I telecommute, manage people, and have enough autonomy where I can live out my passion for

Japan regains wireless mojo

ITWorld CanadaMartyn Williams‎Oct 19, 2009‎
Toronto firm secures telework environment without a VPNBy: Carolyn Duffy Marsan (19 Oct 2009)How to provide a secure telework environment without much

Oracle should sell database – MySQL co-founder

ITWorld Canada‎Oct 19, 2009‎
Toronto firm secures telework environment without a VPNBy: Carolyn Duffy Marsan (19 Oct 2009)How to provide a secure telework environment without much

VoIP ‘benefits business’

8el‎Oct 19, 2009‎
In addition to VoIP, the Frost and Sullivan report showed that telecommuting was increasing, making it more flexible for workers who do not want to be in


Major AV vendors face hundreds of new rivals

ITWorld CanadaRafael Ruffolo‎Oct 19, 2009‎
Toronto firm secures telework environment without a VPNBy: Carolyn Duffy Marsan (19 Oct 2009)How to provide a secure telework environment without much

the Upside of Traffic

Wired NewsJason Kambitsis‎Oct 19, 2009‎
Telecommuting is an option for some, but (from experience) too many places still don’t trust their people telecommuting (especially in jobs where clients

Five signs your telework program is a bust

NetworkWorld.comDenise Dubie‎Oct 19, 2009‎
Many companies make it possible for employees to work remotely, but without a structured telework program in

Secure telework without a VPN

NetworkWorld.comCarolyn Duffy Marsan‎Oct 19, 2009‎
How to provide a secure telework environment without much overhead? That was the question facing

Do you know where your employees are working?

NetworkWorld.comDenise Dubie‎Oct 19, 2009‎
Technology has enabled telework programs to evolve beyond images of people dialing up in pajamas to remote

8 ways to prepare your business for swine flu

NewsdayJamie Herzlich‎Oct 19, 2009‎
You need to know who is cross-trained in various operations, what employment agencies to call for temporary help, and which employees can telecommute,

AcceleNet Software-based WAN Optimizer Breaks More New Ground

EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)‎Oct 19, 2009‎
corporate enterprises and managed services providers with a cost-effective application accelerator for mobile, telecommuting, and branch office workers.

GoToMyPC Gets Ready to Go to Your Mac

MacNewsWorldJohn P. Mello Jr‎Oct 19, 2009‎
With the growth of both telecommuting and Macs in the enterprise, Citrix felt the time was right. More and more workers require remote access to their

GUEST OPINION: Combatting greenhouse gases

Santa Rosa Press DemocratMike Kerns‎Oct 19, 2009‎
footprints by replacing inefficient lighting, insulating public buildings and creating programs for employees to telecommute, car pool and ride transit.

GovLoop Hires Government 2.0 Evangelist Andy Krzmarzick

PR Web (press release)‎Oct 19, 2009‎
hands-on training, including courses that address the impact of social media, generational diversity and telework on the public sector.

Advice From the Top: Mimic office structure for successful telecommuting

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle‎Oct 18, 2009‎
Today’s expert is Linda Yaniszewski, president and CEO of ExecuScribe Inc. How can you keep motivated and stay on-task when telecommuting each day?

Preparing For Swine Flu

Hartford Business‎Oct 18, 2009‎
including training on what to do when an employee refuses to work; and 6) Technology such as phone and videoconferencing and telecommuting options.

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