Top 5 tips for success when working from home

Not many people can claim to have been telecommuting for as long as Jack Nilles has been untethered from office life. In 1973, Nilles coined the terms "telework" and "telecommuting," and he's been

Published on: March 9th, 2009 Thomas Wailgum

15 things this telecommuter misses about the office

What do I miss about working in the office? Let's start with the way to any man's heart: his stomach. See related stories: Sharp rise in telecommuting as Canadian firms strive to cut

Published on: February 27th, 2009 Thomas Wailgum

Sharp rise in telecommuting as Canadian firms strive to cut costs

Changing employer and employee needs have triggered a sharp growth in Canada's "virtual work force" (Canadians who work from home, or from third-party locations such as an alternate office, a customer site, a

Published on: January 7th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Telecommuting’s great…if you can overcome these 17 challenges

Telecommuting is great. I've been doing it full time for most of 20 years. But it isn't perfect. Working at home has its own set of irritations, some of which aren't well understood-particularly

Published on: January 5th, 2009 Esther Schindler

Tough questions to ask before you say “yes” to telework

Telecommuting is back on workers' radars in a big way these days, thanks to gas prices that are a whopping 30 per cent higher this summer than last. Wannabe telecommuters are lining up

Published on: September 3rd, 2008 Tam Harbert

Telework “with a new twist” making a huge comeback in Canada

It's the '70s all over again. This time around, soaring fuel costs and grid lock traffic are driving Canadians to review their work-style options, and – not surprisingly – many are choosing to

Published on: August 13th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Work-at-home policy drives hard benefits at software firm

Also read related story: New workstyles work wonders at Telus Rick Boyd used to spend $500 a month on gas and tolls commuting 48 miles a day between his home in Westchester County,

Published on: July 18th, 2008 Meridith Levinson

New workstyles work wonders at Telus

"To support people working when and where they can be most effective," is how Telus Corp. executive Mark Lang characterizes the goal of the Workstyles Program at his company. As HR Business Partner

Published on: July 15th, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes

Sun’s telework program reduces energy, boosts employee power

Sun Microsystems Inc. is an old hand when it comes to telework: It's been growing its telecommuting ranks through its Open Work program for a decade, and today nearly 19,000 employees - 56

Published on: July 3rd, 2008 Ann Bednarz

Traveling light – Purposeful packing for painless air travel

Like cheap gasoline and easy credit, empty space in an airplane overhead bin is something you've probably taken for granted. No more. In April, most of the major U.S. airlines began charging $25

Published on: June 18th, 2008 James A. Martin

Traveling light is easy with Panasonic CF-Y7 Toughbook

The name Toughbook might call to mind images of a thick, heavy and rubber clad laptop. Ultra-light, on the other hand, suggests something as tiny as a pocketbook or as thin as an

Published on: June 11th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Sky high gas prices leading more IT staff to telecommute

Being available to troubleshoot tech problems remotely, at all hours of the night and on weekends, goes with the territory for IT pros. But working from home during business hours? Not so much.

Published on: May 26th, 2008 Ann Bednarz

Why telecommuting upsets some…who don’t do it

Timothy Golden , a Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute professor, talks about the unhappy side of telecommuting.Telecommuting is painted as a boon for workers. Is it? Research suggests teleworkersexperience a number of positive outcomes. But

Published on: May 12th, 2008 Computerworld Staff

Video revolutionizing call centre customer service, says Avaya exec

Everyone's had a bad experience with looking for help on the phone – navigating through confusing automated systems, being asked detailed questions about the product you're having trouble with, being put on hold

Published on: May 5th, 2008 Brian Jackson