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Get tough on telecommuting: 6 questions to ask before you say yes

Proceed cautiously — telework can change office dynamics in ways you hadn’t anticipated

Report: Telecommuting Presents Privacy and Security Risks to Organizations That Don’t Implement Complete Planning

Personal and private information related to both employees and their employers may be compromised by telecommuting staff if privacy risks are not dealt with effectively, according to a new report developed by Ernst &Young LLP...

"Within five years, technology will obliterate the need for business travel." – Inspired by new videoconferencing technologies and rising fuel costs

AT&T has reportedly reduced employee air miles by 15% through video conferencing and Web meetings, while Accenture plans to have 22 video conferencing rooms installed around the world by the end of this year.

Virginia Governor Announces Telework Policy

"Rising fuel prices, the escalating cost of commuting to work, worsening traffic congestion and reduced air quality compel a change in the business culture of state agencies." Governor Timothy M. Kaine

Managing a Global Workforce. How Google Works

"We took the data center, we shrunk it, put it in a brightly colored box and rolled one into every office," Merrill explains. "Then we built a whole bunch of tools that work in the...

Insurance, Business Leaders Hold Forum on Keeping Workers in Iowa

"Higher education is a magnet that brings young people to Iowa,” he said. "If we give them a good education, show them a good enough time while they’re here, we’ll get our fair share of...

The 10 most overpriced places in the United States

Every American adult gripes about the price of daily life, from a gallon of milk to a posh dinner. But in some areas, where ever-increasing living costs and real estate prices are pitted against lackluster...

Most With Option to Telecommute Prefer to Drive

"With national gas prices hovering near $3 a gallon, American workers could suffer less pain at the pump if they took advantage of workplace telecommuting policies,"

Out of College, but Now Living in Urban Dorms. Community of the overeducated and underpaid in New York.

“To the degree that housing costs become a barrier to that group, it can in the long run sap us of that creative potential that we would otherwise have.”

Offshoring: The Next Industrial Revolution?

Constant improvements in technology and global communications virtually guarantee that the future will bring much more offshoring of "impersonal services" — that is, services that can be delivered electronically over long distances with little or...

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