Telecommuting News Summary 030909

  • Submitted by Esther Schindler on Mon, 03/09/2009 – 13:02. The boss expects you to be available 24×7, and to fix a bug at 7:00am on Sunday. Fine; these days, everyone is at least a part-time telecommuter. But who pays for the development tools (and other software) you use for your DayJob programming?

    Java World  - Mar 09 9:59 AM

  • Deloitte engages top business leaders on people and work strategies for short- and long-term success.

    Consultant News  -  Mar 09 9:29 AM

  • Charter Communications announced that the speed of Charter High-Speed Internet Max residential service were automatically increased from 16 Mbps to 20 Mbps for customers in Spring on Mon., Feb. 23. www.charter.com.

    Spring Observer  -  Mar 09 3:40 AM

  • A 2009 poll conducted by Commuter Services of South Central Pennsylvania found that 25 percent of respondents reported carpooling as their primary or secondary way to commute.

    The Sentinel  -  Mar 08 10:39 PM

  • Jennifer Golden admits work is more enjoyable now that she telecommutes. And, this confession doesn’t offend her employer one bit. Home is where ComCenters wants the bookkeeper to stay.

    Bradenton Herald  -  Mar 08 9:16 PM

  • Times may have been tough before, but few economic slumps have been on the level of the global recession currently gripping the planet.

    iTNews  -  Mar 08 3:15 PM

  • A sustainable practices action plan geared toward making city government more energy efficient and environmentally friendly was too binding for the Frederick Board of Aldermen

    The Frederick News-Post  -  Mar 07 12:21 AM

  • Workers with security clearances may get Fredericksburg area telework center near Quantico

    The Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star  -  Mar 06 10:15 PM

  • C’Ville Coffee was packed, yet calm and relatively quiet. But at about 1:30 p.m. Friday all that changed when Democratic gubernatorial candidate Sen. R. Creigh Deeds’ staff and supporters, as well as media, arrived for his third meet-and-greet of the day.

    The Daily Progress  -  Mar 06 9:14 PM

  • Riverbed Technology, the IT infrastructure performance company for networks, applications and storage, today announced its participation in the annual FOSE 2009 conference, taking place March 10 – 12 at the Walter E.

    Marketwire via Yahoo! Finance  -  Mar 06 1:30 PM

  • BusinessWeek  -  Mar 06 12:25 PM

  • In an effort to bring the other three senses up to par with sight and sound in the virtual landscape , researchers in the UK have developed a headset that not only offers a stereoscopic display and four speaker surround sound, but throws in smells, tastes, and a fan for heating your grill up (or cooling it down) for good measure. The Virtual Cocoon doesn’t look too terribly comfortable …

    Engadget  -  Mar 06 4:12 AM

  • The U.S. government should be doing more to encourage broadband deployments with speeds of at least 50Mbps (megabits per second) in order to encourage a new generation of innovative and job-creating companies, a new report says.

    IT World  -  Mar 05 12:17 PM

  • A new report calls for U.S. government policy to encourage broadband speeds of more than 50Mbps across the country.

    PC World  -  Mar 05 10:53 AM

  • and Long-Term Success

    PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance  -  Mar 05 10:29 AM

  • A local nonprofit ecological research and design firm, SEEDS, recently studied greenhouse gas emissions in Grand Traverse County and plans to discuss its findings today at 7 p.m. at the Traverse Area District Library.

    Traverse City Record-Eagle  -  Mar 05 7:09 AM

  • A Frederick-based information technology company will provide more services and has added employees after acquiring a Virginia-based company

    The Frederick News-Post  -  Mar 05 12:10 AM

  • SACRAMENTO — Development could be stalled in the Valley if city officials don’t act quickly to comply with a new air-quality law that takes effect this summer.

    The Fresno Bee  -  Mar 04 10:43 PM

  • A new global IBM-sponsored study of mid-size businesses shows that most have initiatives underway that will reduce the environmental impact of their information technology.

    Marketwire via Yahoo! Finance  -  Mar 04 8:29 AM

  • Social-networking sites are starting to feel like an insatiable maw that demands to be fed with the krill of your information. Share your photos, your files, your status, your cell phone videos. How are you feeling? How is the new baby/cat/job?

    Government Computer News  -  Mar 04 6:06 AM

  • Some home sellers tired of dropping prices and seeing buyers financing fall thorough are deciding to simply trade their homes for others in the same boat.

    MSNBC  -  Mar 04 5:01 AM

  • New paper offers tips for HR professionals helping their company manage a downsizing aftermath

    PRWeb via Yahoo! News  -  Mar 03 11:01 PM

  • BPOVIA, the leading Virtual Assistant firm which gives businesses and individuals access to an on-demand scalable workforce, won “Red Herring Top 100 Global Companies” award. BPOVIA is the first virtual assistant service provider ever won such prestigious award.

    PRWeb via Yahoo! News  -  Mar 03 11:01 PM

  • It’s nice to see the Obama administration recognizes the scope of cybersecurity issues and is willing to fund efforts to address these problems, says analyst Jon Oltsik.

    CNET  -  Mar 03 12:39 PM

  • NEW YORK – Onsite day care – it’s the serene ideal so many parents pine for. The reality, of course, is that it’s often not available and stricter budgets are forcing moms and dads to scramble for new ways to manage child care costs.

    Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal  -  Mar 03 12:14 PM

  • FreedomVOICE ®, a leading industry expert in hosted VoIP PBX and virtual office tools, today announced the addition of the X-Lite 3.0 Softphone from CounterPath to the included features of their FreedomIQ ® hosted PBX offering. This lightweight software application allows users to place and receive calls from any computer with an IP network connection.

    Centre Daily Times  -  Mar 03 9:43 AM

  • ENCINITAS, Calif.—-FreedomVOICE ®, a leading industry expert in hosted VoIP PBX and virtual office tools, today announced the addition of the X-Lite 3.0 Softphone from CounterPath to the included features of their FreedomIQ ® hosted PBX offering.

    Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance  -  Mar 03 9:30 AM

  • I know I should get a new laptop, but now just isn’t the time. That’s why I turned to Diskeeper 2009 Professional to give my laptop–or at least what’s left of it–a few more months of service before it becomes a pearly doorstop in laptop heaven.

    Government Computer News  -  Mar 03 12:05 AM

  • Quickly replacing bent plow blades and spent windshield wipers, public works crews worked night and day yesterday to keep roads and highways clear of a foot of snow. School cancellations and workers telecommuting from home kept traffic down and accidents to a minimum yesterday, police and officials said.

    The Eagle-Tribune  -  Mar 02 9:28 PM

  • Widearea Systems today announced that it has completed the acquisition of NYTOR Technologies. NYTOR Technologies is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Widearea Systems.

    Centre Daily Times  -  Mar 02 1:44 PM

  • Confession time: I’m a cheapskate. Some would say frugal, which sounds much more positive, but in reality I can be a real cheapskate.

    ThirdAge  -  Mar 02 10:39 AM

  • $3.2 billion grant program may help cities, counties lower their greenhouse gas emissions.

    The Fremont Argus  -  Mar 02 8:20 AM

  • Photograph by Digiart2001 on Flickr With today’s snow storm , the Schools Chancellor has canceled NYC public schools for the day, but it’s not like the workforce can necessarily stop as well. Let us know if you’re heading to work or if you’re telecommutingor just hanging out and enjoying the winter wonderland after you shovel. Given today’s snow fall, are you at …

    Gothamist  -  Mar 02 6:46 AM

  • Many are comparing the current economy to the Great Depression of the 1930s. One New Orleans restaurant is using lessons from the Depression to survive. By Frank Silverstein.

    MSNBC  -  Mar 02 4:31 AM

  • Many people who are either laid-off from their job or simply moving to another opportunity often secretly take proprietary data from their employer on their way out the door, a study found.

    Fort Wayne Journal Gazette  -  Mar 02 12:12 AM

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