August 24, 2009

Telecommuting News Summary 082709

Rise of the WiFi Warrior

WA today - ‎3 minutes ago‎
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) - ‎3 hours ago‎
now further complicated by all sorts of new phenomena: cloud computing, increased telecommuting, industrial espionage and the rise of social networking.

Three Perks That Work Instead Of Raises

The Business Insider - ‎4 hours ago‎
That may mean allowing your employees to work an extra hour a day for four days so they can leave at noon on Fridays, or allowing them to telecommute at

Eastern Mountain Sports Launches “Commuter Consciousness”

Emediawire (press release) - ‎9 hours ago‎
To participate in the program commuters can sign up on the NuRide web site and record their carpool, vanpool, bike, walk, telecommute and public

Inside the Daily Planet, 8/27/09

Twin Cities Planet - ‎14 hours ago‎
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 - ‎14 hours ago‎
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 - ‎15 hours ago‎
BTES mentions the possibility of video conferencing, telecommuting, medical consults, research, business incubation and distance education among the

Sweet, elusive summertime

OC Metro - ‎17 hours ago‎
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 - ‎21 hours ago‎
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

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.

Remote workers aren’t going anywhere - literally

Reuters - ‎Aug 26, 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

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.

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

From Homeless to Haute Couture: One Girl’s American Dream - Dee Dubroff - ‎Aug 26, 2009‎
If you accept this internship, you’ll telecommute to my East Coast mountain office one hour a day, six days a week. At the end of the four months,

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.

Roadshow: Bay Bridge closing Labor Day weekend for ‘unprecedented…

San Jose Mercury News - Gary Richards - ‎Aug 26, 2009‎
3, until 5 am the following Tuesday — meaning Friday commuters will have to take BART, divert to the San Mateo or Richmond bridges, telecommute or simply

Senior Editorial Director

BayNewser - ‎Aug 25, 2009‎
However, for the right talent, telecommuting on Mondays and Fridays will be considered. GPP operates with a team structure that gives every employee the

Swine Flu: Too Important for Politics [Tevi Troy]

National Review Online Blogs - ‎Aug 25, 2009‎
The administration has also suggested a course of action to businesses, which includes liberal allowance of sick leave, encouragement of telecommuting,

Escapist or Realist? Life away from the regular 9 to 5 - ‎Aug 25, 2009‎
Recently, I had an epiphany about one unique merit of telecommuting; Excited about the prospect of doing this full time I asked my wife, “If you wanted to

Are you ready?

Federal Times - ‎Aug 25, 2009‎
Preparedness is also about making sure employees are up-to-date on their telework policies and training in case employees need to be quarantined or offices

Green IT is more than purchasing energy efficient equipment

Data Center Journal - Gary Henderson - ‎Aug 25, 2009‎
of energy consumed by data centers and computing devices, but can also entail recycling, proper disposal of toxic materials, and even telecommuting.

Conference Call: Cost Effective Communication

TMCnet - Kelly McGuire - ‎Aug 25, 2009‎
In his proclamation of Statewide Telework Day, Virginia Governor Tim Kaine called upon state agencies and employers to explore ways to lessen environmental

Millennial Mythbusting

IT Business Edge - ‎Aug 25, 2009‎
Orrell’s take: Millennials also want options such as telecommuting and flex time. Their desires are “causing corporate cultures to shift in ways that are

Who Will Watch the Children?

Century Foundation - Beverly Goldberg - ‎Aug 25, 2009‎
developing infirmaries adjacent to schools, day-care centers, and large corporate places of employment; and telecommuting options (which unfortunately

Homelessness Now an Edge in Elle Internships

Gawker - Hamilton Nolan - ‎Aug 25, 2009‎
and E. Jean was so taken with her inspirational up-and-at-em go-getting can-do spirit that she offered Bri a four month telecommuting internship!

Tune In to Low-Cost Video Conferencing

Small Business Computing - Gerry Blackwell - ‎Aug 25, 2009‎
Think about it: the recession, the rising cost of travel, environmental concerns, the emergence of virtual companies and telework, high-speed Internet and

Greening the recession - Sarah Lysecki - ‎Aug 25, 2009‎
Out of the green IT projects being implemented, the most popular are storage consolidation, remote conferencing and telecommuting projects.

summit preps for worst - Karen Shideler - ‎Aug 25, 2009‎
sanitizing wipes for keyboards and phones, and cross-training employees so more will be available should the demand for telecommuting technology surge.

Korea to launch smart offices

FutureGov Magazine - ‎Aug 24, 2009‎
However, the actual usage of IT for telecommuting is very low - less than one per cent, according to Dr Kim. “When it comes to using IT for green growth,

Vista Broadband Networks, Inc. Continues to Sponsor Sonoma

PR Newswire (press release) - ‎Aug 24, 2009‎
Vista provides a full package of services to both SMBC and all of its tenants, including internet access service, remote telecommuting, web presence,

Tuesday will be an Ozone Alert day

Tulsa World - ‎Aug 24, 2009‎
Walk, bike, carpool, ride the bus or telecommute. Avoid long idle times. Walk in rather than drive through. Postpone refueling. Wait until evening or not at

Feds Urge Employers to Prepare for Flu Season

San Diego Business Journal - Heather Chambers - ‎Aug 24, 2009‎
Bragg said the upcoming flu season could create similar scenarios, with some workers telecommuting or remaining home to help prevent flulike illnesses or

Delhiites asked to be vigilant against swine flu

The Hindu - Bindu Shajan - ‎Aug 24, 2009‎
Heart Care Foundation of India president Dr. KK Aggarwal said: “The new mantra for offices should be telecommuting, flexible work hours and keeping

Clarkson and SLU support local economy - ‎Aug 24, 2009‎
He may need to start his own business or telecommute. If he cannot provide the skills or services needed here, he may need to move to where his skills are

Firms reap rich rewards with flexible workstyles programs - Joaquim P. Menezes - ‎Aug 24, 2009‎
For firms rolling out telecommuting and other flex workstyle programs, a democratic, rather than directive, approach usually works best, experts say.

The Chaos Theory of Government

Nolan Chart LLC - Kevin Roeten - ‎Aug 24, 2009‎
put on our eco-friendly organic cotton coveralls, eat our government-mandated guaranteed-healthy kibble, and sit down at the computer to telecommute to

The march of (technological) progress

ScienceAlert - Ziggy Switkowski - ‎Aug 23, 2009‎
In the recent past the promise of video telephony/conferencing, voice activation technology, smart cards, HDTV, telecommuting, virtual reality and

Top 10 time saving tips

PC Authority Business Centre - Iain Thomson - ‎Aug 23, 2009‎
Shaun Nichols: With gas prices and train fares rising steadily, telecommuting is not only a time saver, it’s also a money saver. Add to that the money saved

We Have Enough Cars RIght Now Thank You Very Much

Treehugger - Trevor Reichman - ‎Aug 23, 2009‎
As more people are considering public transportation, bicycles, telecommuting, and living in walking distance from where they work, the heads of stimulus

As Way To Save, Companies Mandate Telecommuting

Hartford Courant - Lynn Doan - ‎Aug 23, 2009‎
Past studies have concluded that telecommuting actually increases worker productivity, largely due to the commute time saved. Cisco, whose employees now

Biz prep for H1N1 needs to go viral

Crain’s New York Business - Hilary Potkewitz, Elisabeth Butler Cordova - ‎Aug 23, 2009‎
include relaxing corporate sick-leave policies, stepping up office-cleaning services and supplying workers with the technology they need to telecommute.

MLA: ‘It’s instinct’ to help - David Jackson - ‎Aug 23, 2009‎
He said he’s still working for the UN, but he had the chance to telecommute during this latest one-year contract. As a parliamentary development policy

Aetna’s $220M Move To Hartford Enters Home Stretch

Hartford Business - Gregory Seay - ‎Aug 23, 2009‎
About 1000 Aetna workers no longer work at the Middletown complex, but instead “telecommute” to their job assignments via personal computers,

Telecommuting ratio on the rise

The Japan Times - ‎Aug 22, 2009‎
Telecommuting is rising steadily with trends in Internet use and other online technologies, a ministry survey said Saturday.

How to live and work at the beach - ‎Aug 22, 2009‎
Perhaps you can modify your current position to telecommute, at least part time. Consider proposing to work from home two days a week and the office three

A Call for Change. Real Change

Ethiopian Review - Mehret Tesfaye - ‎Aug 22, 2009‎
Think of recycling, conservation, elimination of hazardous chemicals, compost piles, electronic document conversion, telecommuting, vanpools, solar powered

How to create more Midwest university start-ups: looking to Utah

WTN News - Matt Storms - ‎Aug 22, 2009‎
For the first year or two of the company, many of these entrepreneurs work part-time or telecommute from California or neighboring states.

Business Digest: Aug. 22, 2009

Santa Cruz Sentinel - ‎Aug 22, 2009‎
The Home-Based Business Council will hold its monthly meeting at 9 am Tuesday at the Satellite Telework Center, 6265 Highway 9.

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