How green is your IT?

The Green IT movement, once a headline-grabber, isn't getting the focus it used to these days. There are plenty of good reasons to use information technologies that reduce your company's environmental footprint. Aside

Published on: April 22nd, 2013 Dave Webb

Yahoo CEO sparks work from home debate – do employees care?

A controversial edict from Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer banning her employees from working from home – if you want to work at Yahoo, you need to be at Yahoo – has generated a

Published on: March 1st, 2013 Jeff Jedras

How to turn Starbucks into your new office

You're gripping a triple-shot Espresso Macchiato with your left hand and prepping a presentation on your laptop's screen with your right. You chat with your client from your smartphone, trusting that the whoosh

Published on: April 20th, 2011 Liane Cassavoy

Data capable cell phones replacing the PC

By Yale Holder Very few of us can accurately predict the future, but with the rapid explosion of data capable cellphones known as smartphones I believe the time has come to put the

Published on: March 11th, 2011 Yale Holder

What mobile rules does your business have?

You remember the office -- that place you used to go every day.In 2010, according to a survey of 5,500 business technology end-users by research firm Forrester, 78 per cent of workers work

Published on: February 18th, 2011

Cloud workers grow in importance

Online labor by independent "cloud" workers probably represents nearly US$1 billion per year in earnings in the U.S., said Elance President and CEO Fabio Rosati, who expects the federal government to consider gathering

Published on: January 3rd, 2011 Stephen Lawson

Ascending to telecommuting nirvana in six simple steps

In a market fraught with uncertainty, many companies have focused on cutting expenses and increasing productivity and efficiency as a way to stem market share losses and reverse downward sales trends. This often

Published on: January 4th, 2010 Carl Eidson

A telework program can help you cope with a ‘Swine Flu’ outbreak

Looking at the long lines forming outside makeshift clinics offering H1N1 vaccines across Canada, a human resources (HR) professional would probably say: "If we hadn't mapped out our business continuity plan in early

Published on: November 4th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

How to setup a telecommuting Mac for $300

"No man is an island," John Donne famously wrote--but Donne predated the era of telecommuting by almost four centuries. As someone who lives on the other side of the country from most of

Published on: September 1st, 2009 Dan Moren

Top reasons why teleworkers hate dealing with ISPs

As every telecommuter knows, a fast and reliable Internet connection is indispensable to getting any kind of work done.Today, many Canadian work-at-home professionals get their Internet service as part of a package --

Published on: May 15th, 2009 Melanie Sullivan

Top tips for effective, hassle-free telecommuting

Telecommuting provides employees with the flexibility and quiet they need to optimize their productivity. You don't have to repeat others' expensive mistakes.  This article presents input that several telecommuting IT professionals shared via

Published on: May 13th, 2009 Esther Schindler

Cross-border telecommuting on the rise in Canada

When Lorraine Menezes signed up to handle the accounts of Oracle Corp. Canada's U.S. and other international clients from home rather than an office cubicle some two-and-a-half years ago, she had no idea

Published on: April 1st, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Top 10 ways to trash telecommuting

In "The Naked Sun," he envisioned Solaria, a civilization whose telepresence technologies are as good as being face-to-face -- superior, in fact, according to the Solarians, who have developed a collective phobia about

Published on: March 31st, 2009 Bob Lewis

How to keep your laptop juiced up while on the road

In some respects, life as a laptop-carrying frequent flyer has gotten a little easier. Exhibit A: Though far from commonplace, it's not freakishly bizarre anymore to find a power port at your airplane

Published on: March 26th, 2009 James A. Martin