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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

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

What it Means to be ‘Connected’ in Today’s World

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Contributor:  Lucy P. Marcus  ~ Only connect! That was the whole of her sermon. Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted, and human love will be seen at its height. Live in fragments no longer. Only connect, and the beast and the monk, robbed of the isolation that is life  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

Report: CIOs to Accelerate Outsourcing in 2013

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By:  Don Willmott  ~   CIOs are outsourcing crucial business tasks more than ever before. A survey of more than 200 IT decision-makers from small businesses to large enterprises found that 32 percent of organizations will increase their IT outsourcing investments in 2013. Some other headlines from market research firm Bluewolf’s report: 48 percent of  Read more

Time Management Techniques for Virtual Professionals

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Virtual professionals have no choice but to learn about managing time well if they want to get ahead. With the long list of clients, projects, and business operations tasks, it can be difficult to keep things straight without organization and the use of effective time management techniques. Take a look at these techniques that will  Read more

How to Choose Your Virtual Office Location

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With a virtual office, it doesn’t matter where in the world your work takes you. You can do business with people in your hometown or across the world through one of these shared workspaces. For many businesses, one of the biggest benefits of this arrangement is that you can choose a prestigious location to house your temporary  Read more

How Do You Protect Company Info With Remote Workers?

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Your company has already suffered from budget cuts, and you have transitioned a portion of your employees to “virtual” home offices. The LAST thing you need is to feel insecure about where your business files and information are as they leave the company network… So how do you protect your valuable documents with remote workers?  Read more

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