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

Two ‘must-have’ gadgets for the business traveler

I recently tried limiting myself to just one carry-on bag when flying. I couldn't do it--and frankly, I don't recommend the practice. However, the exercise prompted me to re-evaluate all the gear and

Published on: August 12th, 2008 James A. Martin

“Mobile office” frees Alberta field inspectors from desk

Not to long ago field inspectors at Alberta's Sustainable Resources Development (SRD) department didn't see as much of the "field" as they needed to. And you couldn't blame them. The huge amount of

Published on: August 5th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Essential laptop gear for efficiency, comfort and peace of mind

If you've configured a laptop online, you've faced dozens of buying decisions. Which operating system? How much memory? What size hard drive, and at what rotational speed? What kind of video card and

Published on: July 31st, 2008 James A. Martin

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

Mobility options for SMBs

When it comes to mobility, SMBs now have more options than ever - notebooks, mini-notebooks, tablet PCs, handheld devices, smartphones, even thin mobile clients. Then there are consumer and commercial models, and different

Published on: June 17th, 2008 Vawn Himmelsbach

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

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