Telework 2011: Federal Government and Industry Outlook on Telework
Is the federal government IT community willing and prepared to create a 21st century work environment that is based on flexibility, sustainability, continuity, and performance? FedScoop surveyed more than 300 IT executives from the federal government and private sector to assess the evolving perspectives and practices of telework.
Meeting The Telework Imperative
Telework is not a siloed initiative, but one that touches many functional areas across an agency. Telework leaders must work with other champions or stakeholders-including, but not limited to, agency executives, managers, facilities managers, human capital managers, and IT organizations-to help telework find its greatest set of applications across the organization.
Tips for Working Remotely
More and more companies and organizations not only allow but also encourage telecommuting. If your organization offers that option, you can use your mobile PC to be productive in the comfort of your home or another remote location. In this article, I discuss the tools of the trade and provide tips to ensure that the familiar home environment doesn't prevent you from keeping your focus and achieving your goals.
Unified Communications in Government
For government agencies, budgets may rise and fall with economic cycles. But financial circumstances do not change citizen expectations. People count on government to maintain excellent service delivery, from processing permits to maintaining public safety. Meanwhile, environmental responsibility has emerged as a mandate in every economic climate, as agencies aim to reduce carbon footprints and the related expenses for travel, real estate, and energy.
Technology Solutions for CyberSecurity
For every phase of this security management life cycle, Microsoft provides trusted advice and technology solutions that play a critical role in helping to ensure the safety and integrity of the enterprise. Each and every day, cyber attacks against U.S. government computer networks number in the millions. Pentagon systems alone are probed 250,000 times per hour, according to Gen. Keith Alexander, the new head of the U.S. Cyber Command.