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Updated April 4, 2007
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Gil Gordon
Gil Gordon Associates
10 Donner Court
Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
Telephone: (732) 329-2266
Fax: (732) 329-2703
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Web-based Telecommuting Training Courses Available
Work and Family Connection, in partnership with Gil Gordon Associates, offers two Web-based online training courses for telecommuters/teleworkers and their managers. These are available for internal license and can be customized on request.

"Cubicle Tips" Guide Available
Tired of cubicle wars in your organization, about issues such as whose food smells and whose radio is too loud? Now there's a simple, affordable solution available - my "Telephone Rings, Onion Rings, and Other Annoying Things" guide. Take a look!

The Future of Work research project has launched its first annual Workforce Survey. If you would like to participate in a brief survey about workplace practices please click on this Zoomerang link and complete the survey. You will receive an Executive Summary of the findings in the spring of 2003 if requested.


The Telework Exchange is "a public-private partnership focused on demonstrating the tangible value of telework and facilitating communication among teleworkers, telework managers, and IT professionals"; it offers a range of seminars and reports.

RHUB Communications manufactures a web conferencing device that is "simple, secure and affordable" and can be installed behind the corporate firewall.

My Professional Library is a "low-cost hosted collaborative web-based document management application for storing, easily finding and retrieving your professional documents."

Consultant BIM is a web-based business information manager for professional service firms, offering document storage, retrieval and shared usage.

Sequil Systems offers a cell phone booster designed to improve cell service reception in enclosed areas (such as homes) where cell coverage varies from room to room.

iareaoffice is an "internet-area network" that allows distributed workers to collaborate from different locations as if they were working on the same network in the office.

OfficeDigits provides "free broadband phone service for fax, voice and conferencing," including the ability to deliver faxes as PDF files to an email inbox.

Flex Run is an on-demand software service providing a "virtual team management solution."

OpenScape offered by Siemens Corp. is described as a "presence-based, real time, multi-resource communications tool" for team and workgroup collaboration.

Cedarshed Industries offers a do-it-yourself backyard office kit called "The Ultimate Backyard Office."

Comcast Teleworker is the commercial-grade cable modem offering from Comcast Cable.

Office.com is described as "an integrated suite of fifteen applications that can be accessed from any Internet browser. It allows telecommuters a turnkey solution to collaborating and communicating with colleagues."

SureTime is described as "the world’s first billing assurance software program. SureTime allows employers to authenticate billable time whether it's coming from an on-site employee, work-at-home telecommuter, or off-site contractor."
Conferences Conferences
August 28-30 - The 12th International Workshop on Telework, in Lillehammer, Norway. The theme of the conference is "“Innovations and e-collaborations in Distributed Organizations” - full details available here.


SamePage.com has a number of articles on telework, virtual office, virtual assistants and related topics available.

SonicWall, a manufacturer of integrated network security and productivity solutions, produced a report about telecommuter productivity, and the news release about it wins the award for the most unusual telecommuting/telework title of the year – "Survey Shows Employees Rate Productivity High, Security and Clothing Low When Working From Home SonicWALL Survey Shows Greater Freedom Among Out-of-Office Worker Community Keeps Dishes and Workload Up-to-Date, Bad Temper at Bay."

"Security for Telecommuting and Broadband Communications" is the title of Special Publication 800-46 issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

"Telework Center Survey" is the title of a report conducted by the Washington (DC) Metropolitan Telework Centers in March 2006. This survey asked the question: "Why do users prefer using telework centers over home-based telework?"

TELCOA (the Telework Coalition) issued a telework benchmarking study in March 2006, identifying best practices for large scale implementation in public and private sector organizations. This study asked managers of several mature and well established telework programs, recognized as being among the most successful in both the private and public sectors, what worked, what didn't, and what they'd do differently if they could start again from the ground up. See the executive summary or the full report.

"Exploring Telework as a Business Continuity Strategy" is available from WorldatWork/ITAC. The chapter on Technology Solutions provides information about preventing laptop theft and keeping the network secure.

WiFi access locators such as WiFiFreeSpot and WiFinder are global directories of free high-speed wireless Internet access.

Turn It Off Book
Gil Gordon's book TURN IT OFF is on sale; see the book site for more details.

Flexibility Works - Assisting Workplace Flexibility in Retail" is maintained by the Australian Government Department of Employment and Workplace Relations. It is designed to help employers in Australia's biggest industry, the retail industry, implement flexible work practices to manage the day-to-day needs of their workforce as well as predicted workforce trends.
Amazon
Telework and Social Change : How Technology Is Reshaping the Boundaries between Home and Work (Ellison / hardcover / 2004)

Moving Towards the Virtual Workplace: Managerial and Societal Perspectives on Telework (Illegems & Verbeke / hardcover / 2004)

The 2-Second Commute [Christine Durst & Michael Haaren / Paperback / Published 2005]
Global Resources
Telework Tampa Bay is a "one stop telework resource" for commuters and employers in the Tampa Bay area.

Sterling Services handles customer service outsourcing using students from Sterling College in Sterling, KS.
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