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How the best remote companies train their people

We all know the importance of having great talent on our team. Talent alone though is not enough. After working with some of the best remote companies, I’ve seen that an outstanding training process can dramatically change an...

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5 essential tools for the telecommuters

If you plan to telecommute full-time, you'll need more than just a computer and a mobile phone. Here are five essential tools you'll want to consider before you decide to work from home.

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8 must-have tools if you work from home

Working from home isn’t for everyone, and there are many factors to consider before you decide if it’s right thing for you. Columnist Rob Enderle helps you decide if it is and suggests some tools that will make your home office more...

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Review: 4 low-cost videoconferencing devices keep you connected (video)

If you need to conduct meetings with remote colleagues or clients, these relatively low-cost videoconferencing devices can enhance the experience.

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6 etiquette rules for office communications

Corporate communication has taken a decidedly casual turn, with texting, messaging and even emoticons becoming a standard in the office. Here's how to navigate the tricky etiquette of the new communications frontier.

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How to use video to improve IT recruiting

Video may have killed the radio star, but it's reinvigorating tired and time-consuming hiring practices to increase efficiency and boost the quality of IT talent.

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How to nail the video job interview

Many organizations are using video to simplify candidate screening and make the interviewing process more cost-effective. Our experts offer eight etiquette tips to help you make the most of your next -- or your first -- 'screen test.'...

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Top 10 cities for IT pros looking to make a move

Business is booming in 2015, and across the country IT organizations are loosening the purse strings and shelling out big bucks for critical IT talent. Here's a look at the 10 hottest cities for IT pay based on percent increase in...

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Videoconferencing do's and don'ts (with video!)

Videoconferencing is gaining in popularity as companies seek to save time and money and boost collaboration. Whether you’re an on-site presenter or distant participant, here’s how to do a remote meeting right.

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8 tips for finding and managing programmers

Recruiting top software engineers may involve distributed development teams. Here are eight tips to ensure these remote teams are productive.

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Establishing your virtual presence on the cheap

I was excited to see what Double Robotics has accomplished with their telepresence robot, especially when one showed up on an episode of The Good Wife. Double Robotics’ device (see is making it...

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5 tips for remote project managers

If you are thinking about managing projects remotely, consider these five areas where your skills should be strong in order to succeed.

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Most Workers in Developed Countries Worry About Tech of the Future

Workers believe that smartphones, tablets and other computing devices have made them more productive, but they have a nagging worry about the increasing role of technology in their lives.

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How Buffalo-Area Businesses Kept Things Going Despite the Weather

Seven feet of snow and then the threat of flooding has not taken down Buffalo tech companies' networks or spirits.

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No Bandwidth Broad Enough

Our ability to communicate across distance continues to improve, but will being online ever be equivalent to being there? Should it be?

13 Things to Do on a Conference Call

Chances are good you've become adept at working remotely and taking part in conferences from your home or mobile offices. Chances are even better you've discovered creative ways to multitask. However, if you need some inspiration,...

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What Remote Workers Really Do During Conference Calls

As more workers take advantage of mobile technology to work outside the office, companies are relying on conference calls to communicate. What are workers actually doing during these calls? Spoiler alert: probably not what you expect...

11 Exotic Coworking Locations

Coworking spaces are popping up all over the world, giving remote workers a chance to get their work done in some unusual places

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