It is easy to assess how much damage a storm does to an IT business by simply judging the length of interruption in business services, not counting physical infrastructure and equipment damage. The cost to a company due to lost business begins accumulating at the announcement of an evacuation until the time that the storm passes, cleanup has finished and business processes can resume. With most IT businesses operating nationwide or internationally, losing business in a major hub often results in losing business in other areas as well, and can end up being a massive loss.

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Back in the good old days of our grandparents, work was all about passion; they look for a good company and work there for the rest of their lives, and they consider it a great honor and privilege to do so, even if it is monotonous. This mentality no longer holds true for most in era of the mobile internet. There is now more emphasis on work-life balance, it isn’t all about work anymore but it is also about giving emphasis on your life with family, friends, and yourself. Basically the emphasis shifted from “I work because I love my job” to “I work so I have the money to do what I love”.

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Wednesday, 19 September 2012 10:00

The Scattered Workforce: Path to Globalization

A lot of people have dreams about working in their own home and at their leisure with nothing but greed driving their desire to work, not a bossy supervisor who is constantly on their back. But even with today’s communications collaboration technology, up until now, there is not one that defines a real cloud collaboration tool that brings a workforce together in a real virtual office. Even leading outsourcing work-from-home portals like freelancer.com and odesk.com only provide basic collaboration tools which lead employers to select their own cloud tools, and each one has their own preference. Freelancers will have to constantly adapt to different tools as they get contracts from different employers, and employers will have to train their new contractors to use their tools taking up the time of both.

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The U.S. held its breath as Hurricane Isaac made landfall along the Gulf coast in southeastern Louisiana, on the 7th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Luckily the city of New Orleans, which was devastated by Katrina, was shown mercy by Isaac. Nevertheless, it is a reminder of how in the face of a disaster such as this, companies could be crippled due to the mass evacuation of workers, which undoubtedly would result in losing valuable data and work because of infrastructure damage. Even after a disaster, a considerable amount of resources will be spent for recovery before work can resume. This sort of impact can at least be mitigated through cloud computing which allows online integration of the office environment, eliminating the need for a static workstation.

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Wednesday, 29 August 2012 20:21

A Day in the Life in a Perfect Work World

Whenever you hear the word “work” what is the first idea that comes to mind? How do you picture your work environment? Do you like what you see? Let us go further down the rabbit hole and finally ask this question… Where would you want to work?

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The term workshifting is a newer word but the concept is an old one. It is having the ability to retrieve your files, and perform the tasks you do at work conveniently in your own home. In other words, it’s where you telecommute to work from home. One of the best innovations that is coming up through workshifting is putting all of your data programs, office files, applications and email messages onto the Internet with host desktop cloud computing companies.

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Friday, 02 March 2012 22:15

NASA could benefit from Workshifting

 

 

Well, here we go again.  This time it was NASA, the one agency in the US Government that we like to root for, really dropped the ball.  Today it was disclosed that NASA reported a "loss or theft" of 48 devices within a 2 year span, and included a laptop containing algorithms used to command and control the International Space Station.

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Thursday, 01 March 2012 21:36

What is Workshifting?

 

Workshifting is a strategy based on getting work done in the right place by the right people at the right time.

For me, it is the ability to work from anywhere on any device.  I like to play golf, though I have not played much recently.  Workshifting gives me the ability to take my office with me on my iPad to the golf cource.

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