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Are Your Teleworkers Disaster Resilient?
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Are Your Teleworkers Disaster Resilient?

Rick Tobin, President of TAO Emergency Management Consulting. spoke about disaster preparedness for teleworkers at the recent Secure Computing Environments 2011 Work Anywhere Symposium held at Sacramento State University. That’s not a topic you hear much about in the telecommuting world, so we asked for his help so we could share his important message here. “Telework seems like a magic potion,” Tobin wrote, “but the...

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California Telework Savings Could Be Huge
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California Telework Savings Could Be Huge

California could save $1.5 billion a year if state government employees with telework compatible jobs worked at home just 2 days a week. Employees could save up to $7,600 a year, and enjoy a week of free time they’d otherwise waste commuting. The environment would benefit too because 75,000 tons of greenhouses gases wouldn’t be created. Details will be presented at the Work Anywhere Symposium...

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Connected Britain
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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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Senate Telwork Bill Passes
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Senate Telwork Bill Passes

Since the year 2000 federal agencies have been required by law to telecommute to the maximum extent possible – a requirement that’s largely ignored, only about 5% of federal employees telecommute. Last night the Senate passed a bill that will require federal agencies to get busy and incorporate telework into their continuity of operations plans. GAO estimates that Washington snow days cost the government $71 million...

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