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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 http://www.doublerobotics.com/) 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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10 Tools for More Productive Telecommuting

Keep in touch with co-workers, track your time, and block distractions with these apps and services.

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Why Coworking Is a Hit for Telecommuters and Entrepreneurs

Telework and mobility are driving the popularity of coworking spaces, with close to 800 locations in the United States alone. Entrepreneurs, telecommuters and freelancers use the spaces the most, with local political consultants and...

5 Ways to Make Telecommuters and Remote Workers Feel Included

Making remote workers feel like part of the team is one of the trickiest parts of management. However, by focusing on the right technology and on effective communication and personal interaction you can create a productive remote...

How HR Makes HP a Great Place to Work

HP has been through some tough times, but it's in the midst of a turnaround that's succeeding largely because the company's head of human resources, Tracy Keogh, is making HP a great place to work once again.

How to Prepare Your Business (And Your Employees) to Work Remotely

Hurricanes, blizzards, floods, earthquakes, even mundane events like employees' car troubles or family obligations can disrupt your business and put a damper on productivity. Here's how to prepare your business and your personnel for...

10 Most Telecommuting-Friendly Tech Companies

If you're looking for a job that allows (or even encourages) telecommuting, these 10 tech companies are the places to begin your search.

What Contract IT Workers Miss About Being Full-Time

A survey of contract and freelance IT professionals shows healthcare and 401k plans are the most-missed perks of traditional employment, while there are many things they don't miss at all.

15 Common IT Job Search Mistakes

Searching for a new IT position in a competitive market can be an uphill battle. One little mistake could cost you the opportunity. Read on to make sure you aren't making one of these commonly seen blunders in your job search.

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