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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
Ten Principles for a Robust World
in Economy

Ten Principles for a Robust World

Pardon us while we wax philosophical here for a moment. If you run a home-based business, or want to, listen up. Actually, we’re going to let Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of The Back Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable provide the message. The term Black Swan comes from the mistaken assumption, widely held until the 17th century, that all swans were white. Once discovered...

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18 Apr 2009
World Community Grid
in Technology

World Community Grid

The World Community Grid’s mission is to create the world’s largest public computing grid to tackle projects that benefit humanity. Gee , is that all? Well, yes. With IBM, University of California at Berkeley, the National Science Foundation, (and l’il ol’ us) behind it we give them a good chance for success. Their work is built on the belief that technological innovation combined with visionary...

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15 Apr 2009
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