Should Your Company ALLOW Telecommuting ?

  YIKES!  That title irritates the living daylights out of me….   “Should Your Company ALLOW Telecommuting?”  I ran across an article today with that title. How WRONG is that?  Companies should ENCOURAGE telecommuting because: 1. It increases employee productivity. 2. It helps companies meet GREEN initiatives. 3. Telecommuting (or coworking) employees are HAPPIER employees. 4. Telecommuting saves the EMPLOYEE time and money (and damn … Continue reading Should Your Company ALLOW Telecommuting ?

Telecommuting, Coworking and the Environment

I am going to start “blogging” more on the AltamontCowork site starting….NOW !  🙂 Since coworking is GREEN, I will concentrate on blogs talking about telecommuting, coworking, and the environment. Watch it in 240p if it is breaking up (old trailer) To kick it off, watch the above video by Leonardo DiCaprio….it is simply awesome and should help set the tone for future blog posts. … Continue reading Telecommuting, Coworking and the Environment

Information Technology

The world is changing. Rapidly. Bits are flying over the Internet at an unprecedented pace. As my loyal reader…..you know my feelings about Cisco and video conferencing, but, it looks to me as though they are getting back to focusing on handling bits….a very good thing.  For everyone! This commercial by Cisco is interesting.  I LOVE the part where they say that you do not … Continue reading Information Technology

Workers Would Take a Pay Cut to Telecommute

Here is an interesting article from the folks at CNET about IT pros willing to take pay cuts to telecommute. You know I could say a lot about the managers who are “reluctant” to allow telecommuting.  But I’ll be nice….and not call them idiots in this blog entry.  RETIRE!  Get out of the way you old geezer (I can say that ’cause I are one)….get … Continue reading Workers Would Take a Pay Cut to Telecommute

Future of Video Conferencing from Corning

Got this Youtube link in an email this morning….although it is a Corning glass “infomercial” it shows us (at least partly) how video conferencing might evolve in the near future…using glass. VERY COOL. We already have videoconferencing on mobile smartphones, and on large walls in conference rooms, so the vision put forth by Corning, although very well done and interesting, is, at this time, just the … Continue reading Future of Video Conferencing from Corning

Google Docs Application Sharing

Note:  Fast forward to time 5:48 to see how you can share a doc. This past week, I tried something new:  Joleen and I worked remotely, but, together, on a proposal we submitted for a new project. In the old days, application sharing (working together on a document) with video conferencing stuff was unheard of. WebEx (and others) came along to make application sharing a … Continue reading Google Docs Application Sharing

Participate in TeleWork Week

I got an email today from the TeleWork Exchange. There will be a TeleWork Week in February that you and your company can pledge to participate in.  Here is a snippet of the email. Pledge to telework during Telework Week, a nationwide effort to encourage agencies, organizations, and individuals to telework on February 14-18, 2011. More than 3,600 people have already pledged to telework, saving more than … Continue reading Participate in TeleWork Week