ICT in the Environment: Telework

ICT services impact our every day lives from how we work, to how we travel to how we make purchasing decisions for our daily needs. In this video series, I examine all of these elements from inside executive offices, to transportation systems, inside grocery stores and even in my own home.

In this third episode, I explore how ICT enables telework to help organizations lower its carbon footprint, support work-life balance and reduce real estate expenses.

There is a very valid question of whether telecommuting simply shifts the carbon burden from the office to the home. …

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On Traffic Jams, Telework, and Taxes: October 31st Deadline to Apply for Telework Tax Credit Deadline

Last month it became official: the Washington DC metropolitan region has the worst traffic in the country.  The Texas A&M study confirmed what all of us who live here know, that trying to get anywhere during ‘rush hour’ will make you lose days of your life.  In fact, the study estimates that a typical commuter will spend three days a year sitting in traffic.  And traffic is so bad in the region that even our bike paths experience gridlock too!

While many businesses in the region are strong proponents of telework and pioneers in the technology that makes it possible, …

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