August 31, 2009

Telecommuting News Summary 083109

Telecommuting is gaining traction

Business Daily Africa - Deborah L. Cohen - Aug 31, 2009‎
A practice that is both loved and despised, telecommuting continues to take root, as high-speed Internet connections and sophisticated hand-held PDA devices

Get off your gas and Green Commute

University News (subscription) - Kelley Kates - Aug 31, 2009‎
By biking, walking, carpooling, taking public transit or telecommuting to work, participants earned points that qualified them for weekly and monthly prizes

Jobless and homeless, blogger scores Elle job

The Associated Press - Leanne Italie - Aug 31, 2009‎
She offered Karp a telecommuting internship of four months, explaining, “You knocked me out with your courage and spirit,” and concluded: “At the end of the

California Security Chief Aims to Secure Social Networks, Teleworkers

Government Technology - Steve Towns - Aug 31, 2009‎
You need the proper security controls and security devices in place to make sure you’re doing telework appropriately. We’ve been working on that.

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The Industry Standard - Aug 31, 2009‎
“No man is an island,” John Donne famously wrote-but Donne predated the era of telecommuting by almost four centuries. As someone who lives on the other

Thinking Outside The Bookstore Box

Publishers Weekly - Judith Rosen - Aug 31, 2009‎
Jason Morwick’s Making Telework Work (Davies-Black)—as well as the more commercial Lee Woodruff and Bob Woodruff’s Perfectly Imperfect (Random House).

Preparing for H1N1

McGill Reporter - Mark Shainblum - Aug 31, 2009‎
Among other things, existing distance education and telecommuting technologies will be called into play if it becomes necessary for large numbers of

The $300 Telecommuter Challenge

PC World - Dan Moren - Aug 31, 2009‎
“No man is an island,” John Donne famously wrote-but Donne predated the era of telecommuting by almost four centuries. As someone who lives on the other

Dangerous Toys, Strange Bedfellows

Reason Online - Aug 31, 2009‎
Yet Leibovitz and Secore have more in common with telecommuting information workers than they do with the archetypal grandmother selling doilies at a church

Managing Risk

WisBar - Thomas J. Watson - Aug 31, 2009‎
Some firms also use telecommuting, also known as work-at-home arrangements. Most lawyers’ work and time are just as valuable when the lawyers are working at

Office Supplies Insider Provides Money Saving Tips For Businesses

PR Web (press release) - Aug 31, 2009‎
A related idea is telecommuting. More energy is saved and employees can actually be more productive working from home. Office Supplies Insider provides low

I want you (to go home!)

The News Journal - Aaron Nathans - Aug 31, 2009‎
Like dupont, astrazeneca has a pandemic preparedness plan, a Web site for its employees, and makes telecommuting available from those who wish to do so when

Stay at Home Workers Still Stay Connected to Office

San Fernando Valley Business Journal Online - Mark Madler - Aug 31, 2009‎
Telecommuting has proven to be a popular perk offered by employers to cut down on commute times, allow workers flexibility to attend to their children and

Budget cuts test state personnel policies

Arizona Capitol Times - Aug 31, 2009‎
Virginia expanded its telecommuting program, rewarding beleaguered employees and easing congestion on the state’s highways. Innovative cost-cutting measures

Meet Chancellor Ford

Kenosha - Gary J. Kunich - Aug 31, 2009‎
The “we” would be her husband, John, who has a telecommuting job in medical administration, and their two children: Abby, 15, and John David, 11.

TBARTA explores combining with commuter services organization

Citrus Daily - Local Citrus County News - Robby Douglas - ‎Aug 30, 2009‎
teaching businesses and organizations how to telework; and other commuter mobility, fuel reduction and congestion reducing strategies.

Editorial: Filling the gap in MnDOT funding

Minneapolis Star Tribune - Ted Kennedy - ‎Aug 30, 2009‎
Not to be overlooked are strategies for reducing Minnesotans’ highway use by stepping up transit use, biking, walking and telecommuting.

Swine flu brings a quandary to the workplace

Houston Chronicle - L.M. Sixel - ‎Aug 29, 2009‎
Some are thinking of expanding their telecommuting policies. Others are looking at whether to revise their sick leave policies.

Broaden access for broadband

Boston Globe - ‎Aug 29, 2009‎
High tech startups that might have shunned the region because their employees in outlying towns lacked broadband service for telecommuting might give it a

Better work/life balance a winner with workers

Media Newswire (press release) - ‎Aug 29, 2009‎
“Commuting outside of peak times, or telecommuting, can make a significant impact to the levels of congestion in south east Queensland.

Family leaves Bermuda to nest in WNC mountains

Asheville Citizen-Times - ‎Aug 28, 2009‎
Pippi, a black standard poodle, rounds out the family. Scott manages the family real estate investment and insurance firm in Burmuda, partly by telecommuting.

Research Triangle Park

ScienceBlogs - ‎Aug 28, 2009‎
As more and more people are turning to telecommuting and coworking, the institution of a physical office is becoming obsolete. What does that mean?

NBC29Albemarle Plans for Worst Case Scenario

NBC 29 News - Henry Graff - ‎Aug 28, 2009‎
If that is the case, the county’s IT department is making sure employees have laptops and can telework so they don’t have to enter the County Office

Home Trends Retention: Your Most Important Recruitment Activity?

CIO Insight - Brian P. Watson - ‎Aug 28, 2009‎
Rogers’ efforts to keep his treasured staff members happy have included traditional methods such as allowing telecommuting and providing pizza lunches.

Telephony Options for Corporate Telecommuters

WebWorkerDaily - ‎Aug 28, 2009‎
This means that corporations launching a telecommuting program need to carefully consider how their remote workers will communicate via telephone.

John Kelly’s Washington

Washington Post - ‎Aug 28, 2009‎
Silver Spring Confidential, Md.: Hey John, since you are telecommuting, maybe you should walk down to the end of the street and talk to the folks at the

Swine flu: a plan, not a prediction

Christian Science Monitor - ‎Aug 28, 2009‎
They’re urging employers to relax sick-leave policies and allow telecommuting. The federal government seems to be striking the right balance – steering the

The 5 myths about telecommuting - ‎Aug 28, 2009‎
So to clear things up I have outlined 5 myths about telecommuting that I think you should know about: Myth #1: Who needs daycare?

Chatham’s new commuter bus service is a first step toward

The Carrboro Citizen - Jeffrey Starkweather - ‎Aug 28, 2009‎
County leaders’ other commuter mitigation strategies include smart growth, high-paying jobs in Chatham and telecommuting. Even these strategies will be

Research and Markets: Support Telework with Policies & Performance

Earthtimes (press release) - ‎Aug 28, 2009‎
A recent study of over 800 IT practitioners reveals that up to 56% of organizations have adopted or are currently adopting telework for some staff.

Foreign Policy: Seven Myths About Alternative Energy

NPR - Michael Grunwald - ‎Aug 28, 2009‎
plus subsidies for mass transit, bike paths, rail lines, telecommuting, carpooling, and other activities to get those drivers out of their cars.

Feds advise businesses to brace for heightened H1N1 flu outbreak

Phoenix Business Journal - Angela Gonzales - ‎Aug 28, 2009‎
In addition, England is encouraging businesses to cross-train employees, think about telecommuting and what it would take to keep their doors open during a

The future of knowledge workers, Part 1

KMWorld Magazine - Dan Holtshouse - ‎Aug 28, 2009‎
The top recruiting strategy picked for both age groups was an emphasis on flex telework/telecommute programs that reflect the era of the mobile work force.

State prepares for H1N1

Portland Observer - Jake Thomas - ‎Aug 27, 2009‎
Business owners were advised to develop a plan to keep afloat during the pandemic, which might involve flex time or telecommuting.

BOMA International Releases Preparedness Top Ten List for National

MarketWatch (press release) - ‎Aug 27, 2009‎
Consider identifying off-site work facilities or telecommuting capabilities to ensure business continuity in the event of a disaster. 10.

Rise of the WiFi Warrior

WA today - ‎Aug 27, 2009‎
Now that more companies are embracing telecommuting, a point I explored last month in this blog entry, the digital nomad is a natural extension of that

ISO 27001 - Pivot Point Security, EMC and Others Speak to Fortune

Emediawire (press release) - ‎Aug 27, 2009‎
now further complicated by all sorts of new phenomena: cloud computing, increased telecommuting, industrial espionage and the rise of social networking.

Eastern Mountain Sports Launches “Commuter Consciousness”

Emediawire (press release) - ‎Aug 27, 2009‎
NuRide is the nation’s largest rewards program for individuals who take greener trips, which include carpooling, vanpooling, biking, walking, telecommuting

Inside the Daily Planet, 8/27/09

Twin Cities Planet - ‎Aug 26, 2009‎
BLANDIN ON BROADBAND | Telecommuting: a transportation issue by Ann Treacy • At the beginning of the summer, there was a push in House to recognize

Chancellor Harden: ‘We will emerge a greater university’

UWGB - Chancellor Harden - ‎Aug 26, 2009‎
He cited initiatives already under way to offer more flexible work hours and telecommuting for some staff members, to improve the convenience of handicapped

Johnson City Power Board mulls whether to offer internet, phone

Kingsport Times News - Jeff Keeling - ‎Aug 26, 2009‎
BTES mentions the possibility of video conferencing, telecommuting, medical consults, research, business incubation and distance education among the

Sweet, elusive summertime

OC Metro - ‎Aug 26, 2009‎
Although some folks are out of the office, they’re literally climbing the walls at home, and essentially telecommuting (or job-searching) full-time.

At Home With Telework

Investor’s Business Daily - Adelia Cellini Linecker - ‎Aug 26, 2009‎
Telecommuting saves on gas and other costs of going to the office. It also helps companies that want smaller office space. “Fifty percent of the Fortune 500

SIP Trunks Emerge as Attractive Options in Slow Economy: Sipera

TMCnet - Kelly McGuire - ‎Aug 26, 2009‎
and they have established teleworker programs, distributed virtual call centers, robust collaboration environments with the supply chain that reduces

Swine flu revisted: Time to make a fall telework plan?

Seattle Times - Michelle Goodman - ‎Aug 26, 2009‎
Regardless of whether you believe the hype, it’s not a bad idea for managers to take stock of their company’s telework policy — today.

Penn State Plans for Flu Season, Asks for Community Cooperation

Penn State York - ‎Aug 26, 2009‎
For employees, information on missed work days, sick family days, limiting face-to-face meetings, and telecommuting can be found online here.

The fate of teleworking rests in your hands

IT World Canada Blogs - Rafael Ruffolo - ‎Aug 26, 2009‎
Plus, find out Cisco’s telework productivity savings It’s not in their job description, but some IT professionals are being asked to play a role in

Closed offices won’t mean a long weekend for workers

Pittsburgh Business Times - Patty Tascarella, Anya Litvak - ‎Aug 26, 2009‎
Telecommuting is a mainstay alternative, but some business owners are turning the summit into an opportunity for training, community service or even

VA officials run wild

Las Vegas Sun - ‎Aug 26, 2009‎
The woman leveraged that relationship into a plum telecommuting position in Florida, even though she spent the majority of her time in Washington.

Back Burner: Aug. 26, 2009

Santa Cruz Sentinel - ‎Aug 26, 2009‎
It will take place at the Satellite Telework Center in Felton at 6265 Highway 9. Attendance is limited to the first 20 respondents.

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