Do you work remotely? ZDNet's Josh Taylor hosted an exclusive panel discussion across the airwaves using Google Hangout. Josh was joined by a panel of experts including:
- Abul Rizvi, deputy secretary with the Department of Broadband Communications and the Digital Economy
- Jeanne DeWitt who is the JAPAC Head of SMB Sales at Google
- Andrew Griffiths, Australias #1 Small Business author
- Dr. Yvette Blount, Telework researcher with Macquarie University
National Telework Week was convened by the Australian Government in partnership with a range of organisations and its purpose will be to encourage as many employers and employees as possible to trial teleworking. With the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN) this is the game changer that will make telework an everyday reality for Australians wherever they live.
The NBN will allow Australians to interact more easily from home with their workplaces and with clients through high-definition multi-party video conferencing. They will be able to quickly transfer large files and use real-time collaborative business tools,The future workplace is in the home and the ongoing rollout of high speed broadband will allow more employers and their employees to experience telework, regardless of their size or their business.