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Scott McNealy On Telework

Scott McNealy, Founder and Former CEO of Sun Microsystems, gave the keynote address at the 2011 Work Anywhere Symposium in Sacramento. This video is the entire 57-minute keynote speech and includes some interesting history about Sun, advice for organizations and employees contemplating telework, and a few of his outspoken political views. All worth your time, we think.


$200 Million Broadband Map Available Free

$200 Million Broadband Map Available Free

Broadband access is a prerequisite for successful telework, but until recently it was tough to find out what service was available where. But the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has made The National Broadband map, which cost roughly $200 million to build, available online free. The map/application gives you access to census-level data from more than than 25 million records. It shows what types of broadband...

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Mr. President, Hello, Have You Heard Of Telework?

Mr. President, Hello, Have You Heard Of Telework?

We’re baffled why President Obama in a major speech today about reducing our dependence on oil imports didn’t mention telework. We know he’s a fan of the idea, because he said he was the Teleworker-In-Chief when talking about flexible work options. And he does work out of his house, the white one, after all. Half-time telework by those that could would save more energy than...

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Broadband Could Stimulate Home Business…But

Broadband Could Stimulate Home Business…But

“We can’t expect tomorrow’s economy to take root using yesterday’s infrastructure. To attract the best jobs and newest industries, we’ve got to out-innovate, out-educate, out-build, we’re going to have to out-hustle the rest of the world. That means investing in cutting-edge research and technology.” That’s what the President said about a week ago when he announced an $18.7 billon U.S. broadband spending program.   A...

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Federal Telework Bill Passes

Federal Telework Bill Passes

Today’s Passage of  Telework Bill Could Save Taxpayers Billions . . . And Send a Message to the Private Sector About the Need for More Telework San Diego CA, November 18, 2010–Today’s passage of the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010 (H.R. 1722) could save taxpayers over $15 billion a year. The staggering costs of lost productivity from federal workers during last Winter’s snowstorms–estimated by the...

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Technology Is Not A Barrier To Telework

Technology Is Not A Barrier To Telework

The House passed the telework bill today, and it looks like Obama is eager to sign it. So rapid adoption both in government and industry should be a no brainer, right? Probably not. While the telework trend continues, barriers still exist that prevent companies from making the transition. They’re mostly cultural, but worries about the costs and complexities associated with setting up remote locations, and...

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Connected Britain

Connected Britain

Boy, I wish I’d written this, but I didn’t. UK futurist James Bellini did, as an introduction to a whitepaper sponsored by Orange. Our world is being transformed by major convergent trends – tipping points in technology, demographics, individual aspirations and behaviour – that are re-shaping the way we live, work and socialise. In this “connected” future our industrial-age heritage of fixed hours and fixed-place...

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I (Heart) Virginia’s Governor

I (Heart) Virginia’s Governor

Dear Virginians, when you’re done with your Governor, please send him our way! Virginia’s Governor, Bob McDonnell, announced the state’s “Going Green with Virginia Transportation” initiative today. In a state that’s already doing more to promote telecommuting than any in the nation, McDonnell is now calling for 20% of its eligible workforce to telecommute. While this initiative is aimed at public sector participation, the state’s...

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