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in Corporate Telecommuting, Economy, Technology, Telecommuting Stats, Telework Legislation, Work At Home

Telecommuting Boost From Broadband Satellite

ViaSat, just up the street from us here in Carlsbad, California, is gambling on the future of broadband satellite, hoping to attract rural customers with no access to high-speed Internet service. If you want to work at home from someplace out in the boonies that’s very good news. Building its own satellite is a swing-for-the-fences strategy that could transform the company. ViaSat has invested $100...

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13 May 2009
in Telecommuting Topics, Telework Pros and Cons

Telework as a Sustainability Solution

Kate recently presented telework as a sustainability solution to the San Diego Regional Sustainability Partnership. While you won’t get the full effect of being there, here is the Powerpoint portion of the presentation. Telework as Sustainability Solution Here’s a short video clip from the program – apologies in advance for the quality. If you’d like us to talk to your group about the economic, environmental,...

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01 May 2009
Telework Can Prevent Swine Flu
in Corporate Telecommuting, Telework Pros and Cons, Work At Home

Telework Can Prevent Swine Flu

Growing concerns about a swine flu pandemic highlights one of the major advantages of telework, telecommuting and work from home programs: you won’t get sick if you aren’t exposed. Concerns about what would happen in the event of a flu pandemic places telework at the cornerstone of U.S. government agencies’ disaster response plan. Disaster preparedness is a hot topic with private employers as well. Studies...

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30 Apr 2009
$2.2 Billion Free Money Never Spent on Telecommuting
in Corporate Telecommuting, Economy, Find Work At Home, Telecommuting Topics, Telework Legislation, Work At Home

$2.2 Billion Free Money Never Spent on Telecommuting

Times are tough, everyone needs money. Government deficits are growing. So why wouldn’t states put to good use money that’s given to them by the federal government? Why over the last decade wouldn’t they spend $2.2 Billion that could be used as grants and incentives for telecommuting, for example, to get cars off the road? Easy, the fox is watching the hen house. The Federal...

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21 Apr 2009
Telecommute on Earth Day
in Corporate Telecommuting, Economy, Telecommuting Research, Telecommuting Stats, Telecommuting Topics, Telework Pros and Cons

Telecommute on Earth Day

Our research, just released, shows that if U.S. employees with telework-compatible jobs worked at home on Earth Day – this coming Wednesday, April 22 – the environment would be spared 1.5 billion pounds of greenhouse gases – the equivalent of taking 127,000 cars off the road for a year. Nationwide, less than six million Americans consider home their regular workplace, but more than 50 million...

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19 Apr 2009
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