When will teleworking take off?

Summary:Why do we insist on going into the office every day? The technology is there for us to work from home for part of the week.

Why do we insist on going into the office every day? The technology is there for us to work from home for part of the week.

In fact, the way we're starting to go about our business it doesn't matter where we are. In the last decade we've seen the notion of telecommuting moving from being accessible by phone, to having access to the corporate intranet, to the use of collaborative work tools and now, the introduction of on-the-fly video-conferencing.

Today on Twisted Wire we ask what's holding back the adoption of telecommuting. Are we about to see an explosion in its adoption?

You'll hear from:

  • Oscar Trimboli, director of Microsoft Australia's information worker group
  • Hugh Saddington, group manager strategy at Telstra
  • Mike Mansbach, global head of Sales at Citrix
  • HR Shiever, APAC head at Citrix Online
  • Andrew Cox, sales and marketing director at IP Systems
  • Chris Ryan, CEO of Attend Anywhere
  • Bevis England, director of Telework New Zealand
  • Greg Bourne, CEO of the World Wildlife Fund

Add your comments in the Talkback section at the end of this post.

Topics: Telcos, Telstra, Virtualization

About

Phil Dobbie has a wealth of radio and business experience. He started his career in commercial radio in the UK and, since coming to Australia in 1991, has held senior marketing and management roles with Telstra, OzEmail, the British Tourist Authority and other telecommunications, media, travel and advertising businesses.

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