Telecommuting News Summary 072109

S(L)ipping IP Into The Contact Center

TMC NetJul 21, 2009‎
Home-based contact centers provide net gains of $10000 to $20000 per agent/year according to The Telework Coalition through shrinking facilities costs and
Scripps NewsJul 21, 2009‎
With telecommuting numbers on the rise and the economy down in the dumps, more and more professionals, including small business owners, are turning to

Emerging plans could make government a model workplace

FCW.comJudy WellesJul 21, 2009‎
The agencies will also be evaluating their wellness programs and telework policies. This could ultimately be a government-wide effort with agencies

Carpooling interest wavers as fuel prices fall

Long Island Business NewsClaude SolnikJul 21, 2009‎
Islandia-based CA, meanwhile, developed a robust program allowing hundreds of employees to telecommute, once again in keeping with the firm’s own

Depressed? Hopeless? Stop Looking at the Help Wanted Ads

NewsBlazeMartha RosenbergJul 21, 2009‎
While pre-dotcom ads sometimes permitted telecommuting and working at an offsite or remote location, today’s jobs are so virtual they sometimes exist only

10 Best (and Real) Work-at-Home Jobs [ referenced]

FOXBusinessMelissa EzarikJul 21, 2009‎
A growing number of employers appear to believe telecommuting is a good deal for them as well. It reduces overhead expenses, allows access to talented

Out of Sight, Out of Mind? Security and the Home-Based Worker

Business ExchangeJul 21, 2009‎
Trend In order to understand why this topic is so critical, it’s important to understand that the telecommuting trend is on the rise — a very steep rise.

Economy Will Likely Drive Race for Governor: Both Candidates Want

PennEnergyMason AdamsJul 21, 2009‎
to roads he’d push to expand passenger and commercial rail transportation, as well as broadband Internet lines, which could encourage telecommuting.

Help managers supervise staff who work from home

Business Management DailyJul 21, 2009‎
More than 33 million Americans now work remotely at least one day per month, according to the nonprofit WorldatWork Telework Trendlines 2009 survey report

Frontenac County and Barrett Xplore Inc. launch broadband project

Canada NewsWire (press release)Jul 21, 2009‎
latest online applications to support e-commerce, telecommuting, distance learning and social networking,” said Frontenac County Warden Janet Gutowski.

5 New Ways To Leverage Your Company’s Broadband Connection

bMighty.comFredric PaulJul 21, 2009‎
From teleconferencing to telecommuting, universal broadband rewrites the rules on how small and midsize companies do business.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind? Security and the Home-Based Worker

TechNewsWorldEd MoyleJul 21, 2009‎
In order to understand why this topic is so critical, it’s important to understand that the telecommuting trend is on the rise — a very steep rise.

The Vent / North Fulton

Atlanta Journal ConstitutionJul 21, 2009‎
You don’t want to telecommute? If you say “no” you’re a liar. You bunch of idiots, stop reading the vent & get back to work, we’re in a crisis, dagnabbit!

Deeds unveils tax-refund plan

Richmond Times DispatchJim NolanJul 21, 2009‎
transportation woes, focusing on relieving road congestion by promoting mass transit, telecommuting tax credits and expansion of high-speed rail.

Deeds rolls out jobs plan

Washington ExaminerPeter W. SingerJul 21, 2009‎
expand the use of freight and passenger trains, and encourage better land-use planning, telecommuting and flextime to cut traffic.

McAfee beefs up SaaS security platform

CRN AustraliaShaun Nichols‎Jul 20, 2009‎
noting that many companies have opted for on-premise software for central office users and cloud services for branch office and telecommuting employees.

Caring for yourself with arthritis

Abilene Reporter-News‎Jul 20, 2009‎
Do something that will make your job easier check into working flex hours, telecommuting or working part-time. No matter where or when you work,

New Urban Mobility Report finds congestion costs up to $87.2 billion

The Tribune‎Jul 20, 2009‎
Options include: improved public transportation, telecommuting, incentives for carpooling, bicycling and walking. Evidence indicates reducing peak hour

Enabling Your Agents To Go Home

TMC NetBrendan B. Read‎Jul 20, 2009‎
The Telework Coalition, a telework advocacy/education organization, reports net benefits including facilities cost savings and productivity gains as high as

Leave the Stay-Cation Behind; ‘Summer Vocation’ Hits the Road (press release)‎Jul 20, 2009‎
Hosted and produced by technology, telework and home office expert Jeff Zbar, HOH’09 will take his family through the American South while they reveal how

The high cost of “free” parking

Western Standard‎Jul 20, 2009‎
Car pooling, public transit, telecommuting, car sharing and online shopping reduce the demand for parking, but consumers have no incentive to choose these

35W MnPASS express passes for sale

Savage PacerNancy Huddleston‎Jul 20, 2009‎
Through a combination of transit, road pricing, technology and telecommuting, project partners anticipate that commuters will experience more transportation

Book Review: Andrew Winston’s Green Recovery

Environmental News Network (press release)‎Jul 20, 2009‎
So there’s some key areas here you can get lean really quickly including facilities (lighting, heating, cooling), IT, fleet and distribution, telework,

Telecommuting can help your bottom line

Dayton Daily NewsChristopher Magan‎Jul 20, 2009‎
Chuck Wilsker, president of the Telework Coalition Washington DC-based advocacy group for telecommuters, said nearly half the current work force nationwide

Are you ready to celebrate “Telework Day” on Aug. 3?

SmartBrief‎Jul 20, 2009‎
The first Monday in August is “Telework Day,” at least if you work in Virginia. Gov. Tim Kaine issued an executive order in June to reduce energy use and

Meet Inc. Innovator: John De Bruin

Appleton Post CrescentMaureen Wallenfang‎Jul 20, 2009‎
A In my last six months, they allowed me to telecommute, so I moved back to Appleton. I said I’d rather live back here because of the cost of living.

Out-of-Work Americans Embrace Opportunities Presented by Work-at

PR Newswire (press release)‎Jul 20, 2009‎
Those interested in working from home can do their due diligence through organizations such as the Telework Coalition, Rat Race Rebellion, Women For Hire,

Flexjobs finds work for those who stay at home

Daily CameraHeather Hansman‎Jul 19, 2009‎
Now Fell and her staff of five, who all work on computers from home, find, research and compile legitimate telecommuting jobs, so that people who also work

Companies gain with teleworking

Charleston Post CourierPatricia Montemurri‎Jul 19, 2009‎
Gleeson’s experience mirrors that of some 2000 Cisco employees, who participated in a recent survey that found that telecommuting generates multi

Kaine makes statement about electronic procurement, Telework!VA

Washington Continent‎Jul 19, 2009‎
Kaine joined Telework!VA and Telework Exchange in encouraging individuals and organizations to pledge to telework from home or a remote location on Telework

Taking Telecommuting Back To Work

CBS42Jason Cunningham‎Jul 19, 2009‎
Shift Workspace is a new facility open in Birmingham, and it’s goal is to bring independent workers together in a more tradition workplace atmosphere.

Telework Day’ Urged for Cost, Energy Savings

PC WorldDenise Dubie‎Jul 19, 2009‎
Telework advocates working with the Commonwealth of Virginia hope to encourage people across the country to work from home or another remote location on

Career paths lead home

Great Falls Tribune‎Jul 19, 2009‎
Spinti started looking into the possibility of telecommuting from Montana, but couldn’t find a firm that was willing to allow him to do so.

Top telecommuting myths exposed‎Jul 18, 2009‎
When most people consider pursuing the telecommuting lifestyle, their vision often consists of sitting by the pool, sipping cocktails and lazily sorting

Whatever happened to touted work-life balance?

Vancouver SunEric Lam‎Jul 18, 2009‎
Nortel wanted its employees to want to go to work, but more importantly the company helped pioneer telecommuting and flexible group work schedules,

Digital divide persists in rural communities

Wausau Daily HeraldBrian Reisinger‎Jul 18, 2009‎
Internet connections could provide expanded business opportunities, cheap marketing and sales procedures and telecommuting and job-hunting resources.

Connecting Home Offices (press release)‎Jul 17, 2009‎
It bridges the gap between the main office and your telecommuting employees. You can route callers to your cell, home, office phones, mobile employees,

County, City planners seeking updated plans for Fontaine-Sunset

Charlottesville Tomorrow News CenterSean Tubbs‎Jul 17, 2009‎
TDM strategies could include telecommuting and moving to staggered shifts to reduce traffic during peak commuting times. At the May 21, 2009 meeting of the

Federal Bills to Require Telework-Enabling Broadband Conduit in

TMCnetBrendan B. Read‎Jul 17, 2009‎
In moves strongly supported by a leading telework advocate, US lawmakers have put forward legislation that

Routine is key for telecommuters‎Jul 17, 2009‎
I quickly fell into a routine, and that my friends is the name of the game when you are telecommuting. Whether you work seven to three, or nine to five,

KnowledgeTree Releases Updated Version of KnowledgeTreeLive

TMC Net‎Jul 17, 2009‎
Our turnkey SaaS solution enables geographically dispersed organizations to promote telecommuting and full productivity from any location.

SMEs should have a pandemic plan, experts say

NEBS Small Business News‎Jul 17, 2009‎
Small businesses are encouraged to create a “pandemic committee,” invest in telecommuting and video-conferencing options for workers who cannot come into

Cisco Promotes Telecommuting

Ethiopian ReviewDesta Bishu‎Jul 17, 2009‎
Not only does Cisco’s telecommuting technology help the company save on collaboration technologies, but also the company’s telework program makes employees

Top paying jobs for women‎Jul 17, 2009‎
In recent years, telecommuting has become increasingly common in the industry, making computer science even more appealing to women seeking high-paying work

Kaine urges all to work from home Aug 3

RichmondBizSenseAl Harris‎Jul 17, 2009‎
Tim Kaine declared Monday August 3 to be Telework Day. Businesses and employees can pledge to work remotely from their homes on the Telework Exchange

High-pollution advisory issued for Valley

AZ‎Jul 17, 2009‎
Drive as little as possible: car pool, use public transit or telecommute. – Be careful not to spill gasoline when filling up your car.

TelCoa Publishes ‘Top Ten Reasons to Telework

TMCnetBrendan B. Read‎Jul 17, 2009‎
The Telework Coalition (TelCoa), a Washington, DC based telework education and advocacy organization,

Grand Isle isolated from much of the recession

Vermont Business Magazine (press release)Kevin Kelley‎Jul 17, 2009‎
Economic development specialists are seeking to promote telecommuting in the Islands by pushing for rapid buildout of the broadband network on the part of

A case for home-based employment and telecommuting

Vermont Business Magazine (press release)Melita DeBellis‎Jul 17, 2009‎
What is telecommuting? Telecommuting, home-based employment, and work at home are all terms for an increasingly common employment practice whereby an

Employee Loyalty & Productivity Soars with Workplace Flexibility

PR Web (press release)‎Jul 17, 2009‎
Flex-Time and Place: when and/or where employees do their job (ie, flex-time, telecommuting, compressed workweeks). Choices in Managing Time: employees have
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