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  • Everyone works from home at software firm

    Rick Boyd used to spend US$500 (NZ$648) a month on petrol and road tolls commuting between his home and office in New York state. Now Boyd doesn't commute any more because his company, Chorus, which provides clinical and management software for community health centres, has gone virtual.

  • How to be a 'digital nomad'

    Extreme telecommuting is possible because of the internet and electronic mobile devices, software and services. Thanks to the revolution in digital communication, you can for the first time in human history work on the other side of the world as if you're on the other side of the office.

  • Work-life balance works both ways

    Companies that promote a healthy work-life balance generally have corporate-wide policies and guidelines that allow individual employees and their managers to set up flexible work arrangements.

  • Study: telecommuting could reduce national fuel bill

    A study of potential ways of saving oil during a possible shortage in New Zealand credits telecommuting — working through email, internet, phone and fax links — with potentially contributing about 0.4% saving to the nation’s transport fuel bill. The combined effect of all meaures considered is about 7%, making telecommuting's share 5.7% of total savings.