Tag: remote work

Industry, Workforce

Senators’ latest telework legislation could imperil remote work

May 8, 2024

Via: Government Executive

The latest bipartisan bill attempting to curb the use of telework in the federal government would require federal workers to spend at least 60% of their work hours on in-person work, though it could also ban remote work arrangements in […]

Cybersecurity, Industry, Workforce

The future of federal telework demands secure remote access

October 19, 2022

Via: FCW

The Office of Personnel Management recently moved to increase telework flexibility throughout the federal government. The intent is to remain competitive in the pursuit of top talent and to decrease “agency-hopping” in search of telework options. The President’s Management Agenda […]

Industry, Workforce

House committee pushes forward on encouraging federal telework expansion

June 16, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

Members of the House Oversight and Reform Committee took another step to encourage federal agencies to expand their telework programs for the long-haul. Going beyond anecdotes from many feds that say telework improves work productivity and employee satisfaction, Reps. Gerry […]

Industry, Workforce

Prominent Apple staffers write letters to management, resign over office return

May 10, 2022

Via: ArsTechnica

Apple’s efforts to return its workers to the office are facing continuing resistance from an organized group of employees, and at least one prominent resignation has taken place over the issue. The Verge reporter Zoë Schiffer tweeted on Saturday that […]

Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

How IT Budgets Must Adapt to Remote Work

November 5, 2021

Via: InformationWeek

In a PwC survey 2021, over half of employees surveyed said they were working remotely three days per week. Meanwhile, 29% of executives surveyed said that long-term, their companies would adjust to employees working remotely three days per week, 21% […]


Cities employed new cybersecurity strategies during the pandemic

October 19, 2021

Via: StateScoop

Digital government “exploded” in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic, whether or not cities were prepared to flip themselves into offering online suite of services and information. But the massive surges in constituents seeking new services online — provided by city […]


Are Social Media Platforms Harming Our Democracy?

September 30, 2021

Via: Natalie Dunn

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken the world by storm and ultimately changed the way people work, live, and interact with each other. As working remotely became a fact of life in the new normal, social media platforms also became more […]

Industry, Workforce

As office returns get postponed, workers say they’d take pay cut to work from home

August 26, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

As Apple and other big tech companies postpone their planned returns to physical offices, a survey has found that workers around the United States would give up a lot to stay remote. As previously reported by ZDNet, GoodHire published a […]

Federal, Industry, Policy, Workforce

Will cities work remotely? Officials still have unanswered questions

March 23, 2021

Via: StateScoop

There’s “a light at the end of tunnel” in sight for technology executives that were tasked with suddenly transitioning thousands of city employees and public students to remote work and learning environments last year at the onset of the coronavirus […]


Remote work raises threats from consumer IoT devices

February 2, 2021

Via: CSO Online

Security researcher Andrei Costin started to work from home many years ago, and when it comes to security internet of things (IoT) devices, he had his fair share of eyebrow-raising moments. “There were several instances where I had replaced my […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

Forecast 2021: Artificial Intelligence during COVID and beyond

December 18, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Artificial intelligence has been a sector to watch during the pandemic. The enterprise has been seeking new routes to efficiency, organizations with an abundance of furloughed or fired workers have bandwidth crunches, and some companies may have used the hardships […]

Cloud Computing, Hardware & Software, Tech

Elevating SaaS to its rightful place in the enterprise

December 15, 2020

Via: InfoWorld all

According to Gartner, SaaS (software as a service) remains the largest sector of the cloud computing market and is expected to grow to $117.7 billion in 2021 (a 16 percent increase). This is pretty impressive growth, which largely has been […]


Top COVID-19 security statistics

November 23, 2020

Via: CSO Online

While far from over, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a massive effect on organizations and the security teams that work to protect them. Yet there have been learnings and interesting pieces of information at every stage of the pandemic. Many […]


Wireless router satisfaction plummets amid rise in remote work, online learning, says J.D. Power

November 3, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Wireless routers have emerged as one of the most aggravating in-home technology devices of 2020, as remote work and online learning during the coronavirus pandemic strained Wi-Fi bandwidth, spurred device upgrades, and tested the sanity of millions of Americans. According […]

Cloud Computing

Cloud computing will power pandemic recovery in 2021

October 21, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Looking at the public clouds developed in the last 15 years, it almost seems like they were designed to handle the global demand shock caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Not only did the pandemic turn millions of office workers into […]


Working from home causes surge in security breaches, staff ‘oblivious’ to best practices

August 20, 2020

Via: ZDnet

The COVID-19 pandemic shows little sign of slowing down, and for many businesses, employees are still working remotely and from home offices. While some companies are gearing towards reopening their standard office spaces in the coming months — and have […]


Facebook extends coronavirus work from home policy until July 2021

August 7, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

Facebook has joined Google in saying it will allow employees to work from home until the middle of next year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. “Based on guidance from health and government experts, as well as decisions drawn […]


Government can avoid the ransomware question with strong cyber policy

July 30, 2020

Via: StateScoop

As the number of coronavirus cases tops 4.4 million in the U.S., the shift to remote work has provided an opportunity for bad actors to more successfully conduct various types of cyberattacks, with ransomware representing one of the most devastating […]


Governing in a Remote World: New Challenges During the Pandemic

June 22, 2020

Via: Nick Terrence

The government today is so overreaching in the life of the governed citizen that it seldom feels like another workspace. Although it is admittedly difficult to make a point which would entail that governments are corporations, for the sake of […]

Federal, Policy, State & Local

Local governments find remote work to be ‘starting over’ point

June 8, 2020

Via: StateScoop

The coronavirus pandemic forced municipal governments around the country to expand their remote workforce rapidly, but county officials said last week that the learning curve will help them make smarter technology decisions in the future. Mike Lynch, Boston’s broadband director, […]