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Mobile Workforce and Telecommuting Advice for Employers

Find resources on establishing a mobile workforce, managing virtual teams, and the benefits of telecommuting for employers.

5 Reasons Employers Should Mobilize Their Workforce
Remote work arrangements (or telecommuting programs) offer significant benefits to employers. Here are a few of the biggest reasons why telecommuting is the future of business.

Telecommuting for Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity
Telecommuting can be an important business continuity strategy for businesses and organizations of all sizes. Learn how employers and employees can plan for emergencies like severe weather a or health crisis.

The Benefits of Online Collaboration Tools
Find out about the benefits of online collaboration, and how a good online collaboration tool can improve the way you work with your colleagues.

Use Online Collaboration to Maintain Productivity in Bad Weather
Bad weather doesn’t need to cause work disruptions, as long as companies have a sound online working plan. Forward-thinking bosses have been using online collaboration to maintain productivity in bad weather for years now. Learn more about how you can use online collaboration to maintain productivity in bad weather.

Mobile Collaboration and Community Tools for Virtual Teams
Excerpt on mobile collaboration from The Mobile Learning Edge: Tools and Technologies for Developing Your Teams by Gary Woodill

Save the Environment by Working from Home
Another reason to work from home: telecommuting helps preserve our environment and reduce energy consumption. Get the quick facts and statistics here.

The Mobile Learning Edge - Tools and Technologies for Developing Your Teams
Review of The Mobile Learning Edge: Tools and Technologies for Developing Your Teams

NIST Guide to Enterprise Telework and Remote Access Security
An in-depth (46-page PDF) guide to security considerations and setup for remote access and telework technologies, from the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Also includes advice on creating telework security policies.

What Should We Call Remote Workers?
Profile of remote workers, a.k.a., telecommuters, teleworker, eWorkers, Web workers, mobile workers, and so on...

Telework Enhancement Act of 2010 - Senate Bill S.707
Summary of the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010, a bill to enhance the Federal Telework Program.

How to Choose a Video Conferencing Tool
Learn more about how to choose a video conferencing system: choose a video conferencing provider, what kind of encryption you need, and finding the right tool that works with your participants' bandwidth.

CIO Magazine Telecommuting Resource Articles
Great list of articles from CIO magazine and PC World about all aspects of telecommuting.

5 Golden Rules to Ensure Safe Remote Access in Your Business
Discover the 5 golden rules for safe remote access in your company. Find out about writing and enforcing a remote access policy, and what types of encryption keep your data secure.

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