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Remote Work: A Big Weapon for Small Companies in the War for Talent

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BY:  Jessica Stillman  –   How does remote work impact recruiting for smaller firms? VSee has years of experience with which to answer this question. Unemployment may be stuck at a dismal 10 percent, but for the best talent – especially tech talent – competition is truly fierce. That means companies are using every weapon in their  Read more

Long Island Tech Accelerator Chooses InterConnecta, Two Others

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By:  Lisa Du  ~ Long Island‘s first program to help guide and develop start-up companies is launching with its initial cohort of participants. The initiative, LI Tech COMETS, on Thursday named Mobitrons, Clerk 123 and InterConnecta as the first three companies to participate in the accelerator program, which aims to nurture local early-stage companies. The  Read more

7 Things You Should Never Say to Someone Who Works from Home

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By:  Kelly Gurnett  ~ If you have any sort of non-traditional work arrangement—remote worker, freelancer, entrepreneur—you know how difficult it can be for people to really get what your working situation is like. Whether it’s a matter of jealousy or simple ignorance of anything outside the traditional 9-5, people have a tendency to view non-traditional workers as the lucky  Read more

How Successful Virtual Teams Collaborate

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By:  Keith Ferrazzi  ~ I have worked on many teams in which we dutifully did our jobs, and the group fulfilled its objectives. And then I have worked on other teams in which everyone energetically collaborated with one another, and the results were spectacular. Not only did we surpass our goals, we also thoroughly enjoyed  Read more

More Included for IT Outsourcing

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By:  Carrie Burns  ~ IT spending on outsourcing is rising significantly this year, according to Computer Economics’ “IT Outsourcing Statistics 2012/2013” report. The firm says the rise is especially significant because IT capital and operational budgets are also rising, if only slightly, from the recessionary retrenchment. Last year, the annual report showed no growth from 2010 to 2011,  Read more

Top Android Apps for Working Away From the Office

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By: Kim Barsolo  ~ You may already be using your Android phone or tablet as much as you can to manage your time and get things done. Unfortunately, not everything goes according to plan. As soon as you take time off from the office and start to relax, urgent work-related tasks come up. No matter  Read more

The Reality of Working From Home

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An increasing number of people are trading in the cubicle for home working. It is seen by many as the ultimate perk. However, is home working really everything it is cracked up to be? I share what I have discovered after 7 years of home working. Like many people starting a new business, we begun Headscape working  Read more

Why Remote Workers Are More Engaged

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By:  Scott Edinger  ~ Who is more engaged and more committed to their work and rates their leaders the highest? A. People who work in the office B. People who work remotely If you picked A, you might be as surprised as the investment firm I worked with recently, which found in reviewing results of  Read more

The Upside to Working Outside

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By: ANJALI ATHAVALEY  ~ In a quest to find cheap workspace in a cramped metropolis, New York City technology start-ups have ditched the traditional office, sharing desks with other firms or just setting up shop in the Ace Hotel lobby. About a dozen designers, developers and other tech workers on Thursday took the effort one step  Read more

The Olympics changed how we work: Now let’s decide the future of the office

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By: Steve Ranger  – Summary: Office workers have abandoned London to escape the Olympic queues — but the decision to embrace flexible working shouldn’t be temporary. It’s time to rethink the way we work After a week of the Olympics, London remains abandoned by its usual inhabitants, populated only by bemused tourists who poke around its famous  Read more

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