Vidyo Video Conferencing Deposition

My two worlds collided this week.  (Video conferencing and Coworking). I rented the “Orange” Conference room for a deposition to an attorney located in Pennsylvania (we are in Tracy, CA).   AltamontCowork won the “bid” by having SCREAMING fast Internet access and having a cheap room to rent for the day.  I suspect the latter was the most important….:-) I was going to handle the … Continue reading Vidyo Video Conferencing Deposition

Internet Speed Testing

I spent a few minutes doing some Internet speed tests here at AltamontCowork. I tested various configurations (wired vs wireless vs different wired jacks vs different wireless speeds). In other words I did a lot of testing……and had some FUN. Here are my tests from this morning (the various options all worked about the same, or, as expected if they were different). Interesting result:  The wireless … Continue reading Internet Speed Testing

Coworking and Google Voice

  Most very small businesses (micro-business) or start-ups cannot afford to buy a land line for telephone service.  Not only that, most people (is that an understatement?) already have cell phones.  The need for land lines is rapidly going away, at least for the micro-businesses consisting of just yourself. Keep up with the times!  😉 What I found, in the almost 4 years that AltamontCowork … Continue reading Coworking and Google Voice

Yahoo Bans Telecommuting

My Definition: OFB= An OLD FASHIONED BOSS who needs to get out of the way and let the “kids” of today take over and change the world. Who thought my reviled OFB (see all my articles on telecommuting dating back to…..hmmmm, 1990!!) would look like that? Truthfully, I had in mind old people like myself:  Wrinkled, set in their ways, backwards, ready to face retirement … Continue reading Yahoo Bans Telecommuting

SF Bay Area Commuters: Time to Telecommute / Telework

This is 2012…. There are any number of jobs that can use any number of remote access technologies (from ubiquitous high-speed Internet access to document application sharing to video conferencing to IP voice to plain old email…and everything in between) that allow employees to TELECOMMUTE / TELEWORK effectively, efficiently, and productively…….from virtually anywhere. Why is it not happening? Well….for one there are still those Old Fashioned … Continue reading SF Bay Area Commuters: Time to Telecommute / Telework