November 2, 2009

Telecommuting News Summary 110209

Virginia candidates promise big on transportation - October 31, 2009
There may be a pony in the Deeds plan for emerging companies in his proposed tax incentives to encourage telecommuting. This could make Virginia an

Flu prompts concerns other than health-based

Park Rapids Enterprise - Sarah Smith - October 31, 2009
The Post cites a Government Accountability Office report that maintains “if the flu reaches a pandemic, a surge in telecommuting and children accessing

Catalyst needed for telework to take off

Winnipeg Free Press - Gina Teel - October 31, 2009
CALGARY — Telework — in which employees work from home while staying in touch with the office via telephone, e-mail and other forms of communication — is

Our opinion: Virus changing habits of a lifetime

Times Record News- October 31, 2009
And telecommuting has added benefits — for the sick and the healthy. For those who might fear contracting the disease, businesses are allowing them to work

Telework center gets a reprieve

The Free Lance-Star - Kelly Hannon- October 31, 2009
A government-run telework center in North Stafford will remain open, keeping 19 work stations avail-able to public and private employees.

Droid and Android, ICANN Votes, Win 7 Residue

PC World - Nancy Weil - ‎Oct 30, 2009‎
pandemic leads to a lot of employees telecommuting when they feel well enough to work but not quite well enough to commute network problems could ensue,

Bonasaro: Attracting young blood to the Senior Executive Service a must - Dorothy Ramienski - ‎Oct 30, 2009‎
What would make a difference to them to overcome, assuming that we’re not exactly going to change these late hours and telecommuting on evenings and

Scary new tech fears to haunt your Halloween

Computerworld - Mike Elgan - ‎Oct 30, 2009‎
The US Government Accountability Office issued a report this week that said fear of the H1N1 flu pandemic could drive up telecommuting.

MSU initiating ‘Community Ties’

Gaylord Herald Times - Lorene Parshall - ‎Oct 30, 2009‎
Students gain experience in interacting with professionals and small business owners receive support in learning the tools needed in telecommuting.

On The Ballot

Leesburg Today - ‎Oct 30, 2009‎
He also wants to provide tax credits for businesses that offer workers options for telecommuting and flextime to reduce rush-hour traffic;

Congressman Introduces Job-Creating Telework Bill Aimed at Rural Communities

TMCnet - Brendan B. Read - ‎Oct 30, 2009‎
He introduced a bill, HR 3627, the Rural and Small Town Telework Tax Credit Act of 2009 Oct.28 to help spur growth of technology jobs in rural areas and Setting the Table for the National Broadband Plan - Drew Clark - ‎Oct 30, 2009‎
Our forthcoming Broadband Breakfast Club, on broadband and the environment, energy conservation and telecommuting, is taking place on Tuesday, November 10,

Bay Bridge open for Friday’s commute? - ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
options are the Richmond-San Rafael or the Hayward-San Mateo bridges. Of course, the shortest commute will go to those who have the option to telecommute.

Editorial: Now is not the time to talk about new school district headquarters

TCPalm - ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
As technology drives more telecommuting and wider Web conferencing, the whole model of large, free-standing corporate headquarters seems so 20th century.

Information Technology Sees Gold in Regulation of Greenhouse Gases - Winter Casey - ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
Editor’s Note: Join the next Broadband Breakfast Club on Tuesday, November 10, 2009, when a panel of experts — including Jennifer Alcott, Telework!

Could the flu bring the Web to its knees?

Minneapolis Star Tribune - Bob Von Sternberg - ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
That surge in telecommuting, the report concluded, could slow down local networks to the point of gridlock. According to the Department of Homeland Security

US government report recommends blocking popular websites during pandemic flu

Natural (registration) - Mike Adams - ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
local neighborhoods, such as small doctors’ offices or business employees attempting to telework by connecting to their employers’ enterprise networks.

The great BC real estate bust

Globe and Mail - Rob Magazine - ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
And an array of social phenomena boosted demand: the boomer demographic bulge, increased telecommuting and the early-retirement trend.

Mary Hunt- Everyday Cheapskate Work from home but avoid scams

Red Bluff Daily News - Mary Hunt - ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
Then approach them about allowing you to do the work from home, where you could telecommute. Start networking with everyone you know at work and in your

Flu-Related Telecommuting Could Clog Web Traffic, Feds Warn

TechNewsWorld - Pam Baker - ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
“It might cause some minor slowdown in the delivery of high-speed video, but the telecommuter would be able to work quite effectively,” said Roberts.

Technical times: BCC moves into 21st century, but part of past remains

TMC Net - ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
Non-credit course titles include “Telecommuting: Working from Home,” “Becoming an Independent Contractor,” and “Finding the Right Hairstyle for You!

Telecommuting to Fight the Traffic Crunch

KCBS - ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
Telecommuting is becoming easier than ever and much more productive. Whether over the phone or the Internet, more and more, its happening with Web-based

Washington scrambles to resolve internet issues if flu pandemic worsens - ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
their paychecks from being pummeled (once all their vacation and sick time is used up) it’s thought that, “millions (might) began to telework from home.

Officescape Platinum Sponsor Of First Annual Telework Summit

Reuters - ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
Advocates, Vendors & Managers Meet to Help Companies Take the Next Steps INDIANAPOLIS-(Business Wire)- Officescape has joined forces with Telework

Deeds vs. mcdonnell on the issues, part 5: Transportation - ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
He wants to include “flex-time tax credits” for workers who either telecommute or commute during off-peak hours to help ease congestion.

E-Mail Management: Avoid PepsiCo’s Mistake

IT Business Edge - Lora Bentley - ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
By date: After two days of telecommuting this week, I returned this morning to an inbox brimming with messages. Messages that I hadn’t thought needed my

The hazards of interruptions and urgency

San Francisco Chronicle - ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
As the CEO of an organization, I always feel some inner tension on days when I am not in the office or in the field - ie the days when I telecommute.

Teleworkers could jam Internet

FierceCIO - Judi Hasson - ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
Companies are moving ahead with plans for workers to telecommute in the event of a flu pandemic. But until now, no one really took into account the

Businesses unprepared for pandemic

FierceCIO - Judi Hasson - ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
In addition, companies should be far along with how to make it possible for employees to telecommute, using networks to communicate with the office and

H1N1 could destroy the Internet too

Minneapolis City Pages - Emily Kaiser - ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
More from the Star Tribune: That surge in telecommuting, the report concluded, could slow down local networks to the point of gridlock.

San Francisco Software Group Provides Solution for Bay Bridge Commuter Crisis

PR Web (press release) - ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
My Response allows individuals to assess and respond to their personal risk levels should they be required to telework, working from home or distributed

Raasch: Series probes affect ’30s had on SD

Sioux Falls Argus Leader - ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
Today, the world is smaller, the cities and suburbs are calcifying and many workers in the New Economy can telecommute, as Sioux Falls and other pockets of

Mayor: Require telecommuting Legislature

Statesman Journal - Cara Pallone - ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
The Silverton mayor has launched a voter initiative that he said would make legislators more

Telework pilot heartily embraced by Ontario public service staff - Brian Jackson - ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
Offices in the Ontario public service are giving telework a try with pilot projects. Meanwhile, hardware vendors are coming out with new technology to make

Bridge closure wreaks havoc

Vallejo Times-Herald - Sarah Rohrs, Rachel Raskin-Zrihen - ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
Commuters are being urged to tele-commute, leave extra time for travel, or make or join carpools. Goodwin also suggested combining ferry trips with

REGION: County falling short of state emissions goals, studies find

North County Times - ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
The transportation study found that mass transit and telecommuting have the greatest potential to cut car- and truck-generated emissions.

Snow notebook

Daily Camera - ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
“Honey,” he said, “looks like I’m telecommuting today. You win the truck.” To which she replied, “No, I think you won.”

Telework: Going Off-Road and Online - ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
DEAR JOYCE: Can you state the advantages of telecommuting that I can use to persuade my employer to let me work from home? - HJH Here are eight arguments to

Information Technology: Environmental Boosters, But Not As Green As You Might Expect - Winter Casey - ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
What’s keeping telecommuting from being more widely adopted as a technology? What are the other “green” benefits of broadband communication, and how can the

From the Blogosphere

SYS-CON Media (press release) - Kevin Benedict, Deborah Strickland - ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
In the contact center and elsewhere, the transition from commute to telecommute benefits employers, employees, end user customers and the environment alike.

Bay Bridge Closure: A Big Catastrophe Leaves Commuters Stuck as Bay Bridge

Associated Content - ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
Now would be a great time to telecommute if you live in the Bay area. With the Bay Bridge closure, getting home can be rather treacherous.

DOD open-sources more than 1M lines of code

The Industry Standard - ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
In this test, telework for employees in the Washington was expanded, which is a process that also uses DISA s telework management application.

America’s localist future - ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
In the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles, almost one in 10 workers is a part-time telecommuter. Some studies indicate that more than one quarter of the

GAO says H1N1 flu could lead to Internet traffic jams

BloggingStocks (blog) - Joseph Lazzaro - ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
are in school (roughly 8 am – 2 pm) as well as under-the-weather employees suddenly telecommuting, could strain local networks, slowing the Internet.

Commute slow despite transit adjustments after Bay Bridge closure

Sacramento Bee - Robert Davila, Bill Lindelof - ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
And if work can be done without physically being in San Francisco today Wetzel has this advice: telecommute. “Traffic is already heavy near the maze,” said

TANDBERG Plan B Business Continuity Solution Tackles Health and Business

TMCnet - ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
This powerful statistic has prompted businesses to investigate telework and travel replacement programs that allow for workplace efficiency and productivity

DOD open-sources more than 1M lines of code

Computerworld - Patrick Thibodeau - ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
In this test, telework for employees in the Washington was expanded, which is a process that also uses DISA’s telework management application.

The Final Days

Bacon’s Rebellion - Michael Cecire - ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
This means everything from totally rethinking our budgetary processes to providing telecommuting options to state employees to approaching our spending

Anita Borg Institute Study Shows That Technical Women Are Especially at Risk

Reuters - ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
and telecommuting options The study also offers recommendations for attracting tomorrow`s generation of technical women and returning to recruitment,
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