November 10, 2009

Telecommuting News Summary 110909

FreedomVOICE Proposes Telecommuting to Tackle the H1N1 Virus

TMCnet - ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
(PR Web Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) FreedomVOICE® proposes telecommuting as a viable option to control the spread of the H1N1 virus in the workplace and

Berry on Pay Reform, Telework

Nextgov - Brittany Ballenstedt - ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
Such projects would help agencies with successful telework programs move a step further, he said, and jump-start programs at agencies that have been slow to

Swine flu crisis gives telework boost

The Gazette (Montreal) - Gina Teel - ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
A swine flu outbreak may be the catalyst reluctant employers need to embrace telework in the workplace. Working from home while staying in touch with the

Where in the World are You Telecommuting?

PR Web (press release) - ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) November 3, 2009 — Whether looking to cut carbon emissions, reduce costs or improve work life balance, more and more companies are now

Telecommuting to class

Attleboro Sun Chronicle - Michael Gelbwasser - ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
New Testament Christian School high school science teacher Frank Allen demonstrates how he transmits his class to

Tips for commuting during SEPTA strike

Delaware County Daily Times - John M. Roman - ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
Avoid morning and evening rush hour on the road. n Telecommute. Take advantage of work-from-home options. n Carpool. Take your car or your friend’s car off

Widespread telecommuting ‘threatens broadband speeds’

Top 10 Broadband - Kimberley Howson - ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
High-levels of telecommunication or working from home could slow down and even overload parts of the internet, it has been claimed.

‘Net May Protect Economy From Swine Flu, GAO Finds - ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
including the Department of Homeland Security, have been advocating that businesses and other enterprises consider increased use of telework by their

A telework program can help you cope with a ‘Swine Flu’ outbreak - Nestor E. Arellano - ‎Nov 4, 2009‎
Here are a few quick tips on setting up telework arrangements on the fly. Also, IT World Canada’s HR manager explains why equpping your firm to weather a

P1 Supports Home Working Programme

Bernama - ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
The country’s leading WiMAX provider also said it had always maintained telecommuting as being one of the key applications for broadband.

Call for a nation of telecommuters

Malaysia Star - ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
KUALA LUMPUR: More companies in the country should encourage telecommuting — a work arrangement where employees have the flexibility to work from home,

Carolyn Hax Live: Advice columnist tackles your problems

Washington Post - ‎Nov 6, 2009‎
However, it quickly became clear that I’m not going to get very far telecommuting indefinitely. (Have already been passed up for a promotion and am missing

Bringing tech jobs to rural and small town America (Rep. Tom Perriello)

The Hill - Tom Perriello - ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
With this in mind, I have introduced HR 3627, the Rural and Small Town Telework Tax Credit Act of 2009. The bill aims to stimulate the growth of tech jobs

Leading by Example, FCC Seeks to Enourage Broadband for People with Disabilities - ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
emergency preparedness and response, telework, social networking, and other national purposes for people with disabilities is enormous, said panelists.

Special Huntington Beach home gets Verizon FiOS

OCRegister - ‎Nov 4, 2009‎
It “increases a homeowner’s ability to reduce their carbon footprint through telecommuting, video-conferencing and on-demand entertainment,” says the

Less Is More: Enhancing Your Business with VoIP

TMCnet - ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
In the competition for talent, many businesses offer telecommuting as an option to attract top performers. A VoIP system cost-effectively enables

When Frugality Hurts: The Pain of Cutting Resources to the Quick

Server Watch - Kenneth Hess - ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
To save more money, you could use a cubicle or telecommute and use your outsourced services to maintain your “office” presence.

Telus suggests staff work from home during Games

Metro Canada - Vancouver - Kimberly Shearon - ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
Anticipating an Olympic-sized traffic jam in February, Telus has advised its Vancouver employees to try telecommuting instead of battling through

Report: Minn. needs significant Internet upgrades

The Associated Press - Martiga Lohn - ‎Nov 6, 2009‎
It says faster Internet could enable everything from more telecommuting for workers to telemedicine linking patients and doctors through two-way

Outbreak could bring legal, personnel issues

The Star-Ledger - - Susan Todd - ‎Nov 6, 2009‎
The options, she said, can include telecommuting, alternative work schedules or even hiring temporary workers. She spoke recently to Your Business about the

Does Technology Increase Or Reduce Our Isolation?

TestFunda - MBA Test Prep - ‎Nov 6, 2009‎
With technology slowly reaching a point where the individual needs are met to a large extent in the comfort of your home – telecommuting to work is only the

Biz Bit—Health authority named among top employers

South Delta Leader - ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
formal earned days-off and telecommuting ongoing career development with formal mentoring programs and subsidies for professional association membership.

Suggestions offered to reduce emissions

San Diego Union Tribune - Mike Lee - ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
The suggestions include beefing up the masstransit system; asking 20 percent of workers to telecommute two days a week; and offering incentives to employees

Those home with the flu may bog down the Web

The Detroit News - Cecilia Kang - ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
The Government Accountability Office reported earlier that a surge in telecommuting and children accessing video files and games at home could bog down

WSTA’s Keating Resigns

Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal - ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
Making transportation and access to the business centers time consuming, this helps promote telework and telecommuting, but at a very basic “just get it

Campbell aims to reduce its carbon footprint during next 10 years

San Jose Mercury News - Chris Vongsarath - ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
The report’s recommendations include dramatically reducing vehicle emissions through use of public transportation, telecommuting and living closer to work.

Thaksin appointed adviser

Phnom Penh Post - Sam Rith, James O’Toole - ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
how Thaksin could fulfill his advisory responsibilities without travelling to Cambodia, Phay Siphan pointed to the possibility of telecommuting.

House ethics cop ups security to halt leaks

The Hill - Susan Crabtree - ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
Employees who telecommute must sign an agreement before starting to work from home. Telecommuting rules specifically bar House employees from using personal

ITU seeks inclusion of ICTs in Copenhagen document

Vanguard - Prince Osuagwu - ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
*Telecommuting can translate into dramatic savings in GHG emissions. For every one million EU telecommuters, one million tonnes of CO2 emissions would be

Vermont Democrats crowd governor’s race - Nancy Remsen - ‎Nov 4, 2009‎
The former legislator works for Google, telecommuting from an office in White River Junction. Monday, he blitzed a list of supporters via e-mail with the

Herrholtz resigns from RH Schools - Sandra M. Klepach - ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
He will likely telecommute a couple days a week until he and his wife can sell their home and move their two daughters closer, he said.

Think global, sell local

Financial Post - Jonathan Weber - ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
If we can all telecommute from our bedrooms, buy our supplies online and serve our customers over the Internet, why does that pesky and expensive office or

Corona approves plan for pandemic

Press-Enterprise - Leslie Parrilla - ‎Nov 4, 2009‎
The plan approved Wednesday includes identifying technology that could be used remotely and training employees to telecommute from home.

Innovation in America: An Autobahn, or A Suburban Street with Speed Bumps?

Huffington Post (blog) - ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
From telework to telemedicine, this access will be life changing to Americans. We have always been the leader in innovation and in technology,

Changes Coming to Tysons Roads

Vienna/Oakton Connection - Mike DiCicco - ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
McAllister also said Dulles Transit Partners was making experts available to talk to businesses about telework, the Guaranteed Ride Home program and other

A New Social Landscape

Center For American Progress - ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
and flexible if they want to succeed, pointing to IBM, which cut its real estate costs and became more efficient by allowing workers to telecommute.

New Health Department building has parking problem - Francis X. Gilpin - ‎Nov 7, 2009‎
Jackson said social workers will be encouraged to telecommute or drive to their first appointment of the day from home, instead of checking in at the office

If you usually ride the City Transit Division:

Blinq (blog) - ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
If you can arrange it, try making plans for a telecommute the first day or two of a strike, when the delays and disruption will be at their worst. 7.

Going flexible

Sydney Morning Herald - Anneli Knight - ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
Work arrangements such as flexitime, telecommuting, having a compressed work week where you might work longer days and job sharing all fall within the scope

Flu prompts concerns other than health-based

Morris Sun Tribune - Sarah Smith - ‎Nov 4, 2009‎
The Post cites a Government Accountability Office report that maintains “if the flu reaches a pandemic, a surge in telecommuting and children accessing

Time is now for pandemic flu planning - Kelley Damore - ‎Nov 4, 2009‎
My organization is all about telecommuting, so on any given day 50 percent of the company of working from home. Our IT infrastructure is probably in a good

File Sharing Breach Exposes Congressional Investigations

Black Web 2.0 - Lesly Simmons - ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
Telecommuting could take a big hit if employers aren’t confident that their staff can work remotely while still protecting company information–if Congress

Healthcare Consulting Practice Leader

Healthcare IT News - ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
This position requires extensive travel and can be a telecommuting position located near any major airport. Leads team efforts in developing solutions to

Recognizing the importance of retention during recession

NJBIZ - Beth Fitzgerald - ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
Flexible schedules and allowing workers to telecommute from home a couple of days a week are some “non-economic accommodations” that can help keep employees

Friedman Leaves Hampton Roads

Publishers Weekly - ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
Hampton Roads closed its Charlottesville office, cut 11 positions and set up telecommuting capabilities with the remaining Hampton staff.

National Broadband Scheme

Waterford Today - ‎Nov 4, 2009‎
Access to high-speed and high-capacity broadband services will also mean that more people in the county can run businesses from home and telework.

Corona officials to vote on influenza preparedness plan

Press-Enterprise - Leslie Parrilla - ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
Additional workplaces, satellite locations and employees who could telecommute are being identified, in case a section of a city building becomes

No Layoffs in the History of Nine Companies

HULIQ - ‎Nov 4, 2009‎
Employee suggestions like telecommuting and flex schedules have saved it millions of dollars. Other company benefits include an onsite fitness center,

Online education makes house calls to Clark County students

Las Vegas Review - Journal - James Haug - ‎Nov 2, 2009‎
Online students are “just telecommuting to work,” he said. Families also get a lot of support. There are real-time classes, even for kindergartners.
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