Are telecommuting and "the virtual office" the same thing?
There is an ever-growing lexicon of remote work, so it's hard to define terms precisely. "Telecommuting" typically refers to salaried employees who normally would work in an office but who now instead spend one to three days a week at home or elsewhere off-site. "Virtual office" typically refers to employees who traditionally have spent little time in the office, and who are increasingly being equipped with portable technology that lets them work from almost anywhere. One of the best examples of the latter are field sales representatives.