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As part of celebrating Earth Day throughout the month of April,
we'll be featuring posts about how to make your nonprofit or library
more environmentally friendly. This post, from Bo Bandy at our donor partner
ReadyTalk, originally appeared on their blog.
As government agencies continue to document and refine teleworking processes to comply with the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010,
managers are trying to identify and implement tools and services that
remote workers need in order to maintain workflow and collaboration with
In a recent white paper (registration required),
industry analysts at Frost and Sullivan outlined key technology
components that should be available to employees who telecommute
including, laptops, instant messaging, VoIP, smart phones, and more. The
paper also looked closely at the importance of web conferencing in
In a recent survey of 200 C-level
executives, 53 percent said their companies use web conferencing — more
than any other advanced communications technology (including instant
messaging, video conferencing, and even voice over IP). Better still,
organizations usually find that while they start using web conferencing
as a replacement for in-person events and large group meetings, they
very often continue to use it on a daily basis to improve the quality of
meetings that would otherwise be held only on the phone or not at all.
ReadyTalk’s audio and web conferencing can help managers realize a variety of benefits:
can also go a long way toward helping managers as they roll out
telework programs and manage remote workers. Download the free white
paper from Frost and Sullivan, Supporting Teleworkers with the Right Technology for Success for additional insight on how web conferencing can compliment other technologies in your telework strategy.
ReadyTalk’s secure audio and web conferencing services, including
webinars, enable federal, state, and local agencies to meet with
confidence. ReadyTalk’s tools are designed so that it is easy to
collaborate with colleagues, share information, telework, and train
employees. Currently used by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and
numerous other agencies, ReadyTalk is experienced in meeting the
specific needs of government organizations and provides flexible, custom
solutions to meet their needs.
Becky Wiegand is the Interactive Events Producer at TechSoup.org
@bajeckabean on Twitter