March 2, 2009

Telecommuting News Summary 030209

  • Widearea Systems Acquires NYTOR Technologies
    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 - 2 hours, 48 minutes ago

  • Local green energy projects could get boost from stimulus package
    $3.2 billion grant program may help cities, counties lower their greenhouse gas emissions.

    The Fremont Argus - Mar 02 8:20 AM

  • Snow is Here—Are You At Work?
    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

  • Data leaving along with employees
    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

  • Charter Boosts internet speed in SpringSpeed from 16 Mbps to 20 Mbps
    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.

    Spring Observer - Mar 01 10:48 PM

  • Telecommuting: Once a Perk, Now a Necessity

    BusinessWeek - Mar 01 9:51 PM

  • Maxtor BlackArmor
    Simple, stylish and secure. There is often a gap between the rate at which technology develops and the rate at which people and businesses adjust to it.

    ARNnet - Mar 01 8:03 PM

  • Workplace Coach: Decrease your odds of getting a pink slip
    To avoid being laid off, follow these tips from the Workplace Coach.

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer - Mar 01 5:45 PM

  • Gingerbread LittleVersity Announces Flexible Childcare Program
    Gingerbread LittleVersity announced today its new GingerFlex childcare program. Developed to address the changing needs of the greater Triangle workforce, GingerFlex provides flexible childcare options for families facing reductions in work hours, four day work weeks, telecommuting and part time work schedules. GingerFlex allows enrollees to attend part-day or full-day Monday, Wednesday, Friday … - Mar 01 9:04 AM

  • Is the call center finally coming onshore?
    Protectionist sentiment is swelling. The Buy America provisions in the stimulus bill are symbolic of the increasing resentment towards jobs and work going overseas. I have already seen this provision included in some sourcing RFPs from healthcare organizations and other companies benefiting from bailout money, or with significant public sector influence. President Obama should examine simple, …

    ZDNet - Feb 28 9:38 AM

  • Job tips
    Whether you’re looking to keep your job or recently unemployed, it’s a tough spot to be in during these tough economic times.

    WABC-TV New York - Feb 28 5:42 AM

  • Data theft common among ex-employees
    WASHINGTON — Many people leaving their jobs often secretly take proprietary data from their employer on their way out the door, a study released this week found.

    The Monterey County Herald - Feb 28 2:05 AM

  • Outlook is good despite downturn, officials tell Chamber
    Despite the economic downturn, Frederick will weather the storm, according to city officials

    The Frederick News-Post - Feb 28 12:10 AM

  • “Downsizing Flexibility Champions”—Alternatives to Layoffs Honor Roll
    On the “Using Workplace Flexibility as Part of a Downsizing Strategy” Flex Options teleconference for the U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau (transcript now available here), I announced that I was going to start a list honoring organizations that used workplace flexibility to manage costs and minimize layoffs. The goal is to inspire other leaders to work with their employees and …

    Fast Company Magazine - Feb 27 6:04 PM

  • Re-evaluating your speed can lead to a life more deeply lived
    There are some things in life you just don’t want to see slowing…. the economy, your metabolism, the line you’re waiting in.

    York Daily Record - Feb 27 1:59 PM

  • Answers Systems acquires Helm Software
    Oldsmar, Fla.-based Answers Systems Inc. has acquired Helm Software Inc. of Scottsdale.

    BizJournals - Feb 27 10:35 AM

  • Updated Recommendations for Protecting Wireless, Remote Access Data
    NIST has updated its guide on maintaining data security while teleworking with Special Publication 800-46 Revision 1, Guide to Enterprise Telework and Remote Access Security. It recommends that organization’s remote access servers be located and configured in ways that protect organization and that home-based devices used for telework be configured with proper security measures. Companion …

    ThomasNet - Feb 27 5:47 AM

  • Telecommuting: Once a Perk, Now a Necessity
    Eve Gelb’s life was once a blur of hour-and-a-half commutes on the 405 Freeway in Los Angeles. What memories: The NPR fatigue. The stale minivan air. The deep identification with the characters in Waiting for Godot. But that’s all in the past. Gelb, a project manager at a giant HMO, SCAN Health Plan, has given up her Ethan Allen-style office, yanked down the family photos, and moved into her …

    BusinessWeek Online via Yahoo! News - Feb 27 5:08 AM

  • Democrats advocate even deeper budget cuts
    Democratic legislative leaders Thursday called for $134 million in budget cuts beyond what Gov. Chet Culver recommended last month.

    The Des Moines Register - Feb 27 2:17 AM

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