A combined home office and enterprise application is telecommuting. In this case a home office LAN at the telecommuter's residence is linked to the enterprise network, permitting the home office worker to function electronically as though he or she were present in the enterprise's normal office facilities. This electronic link works for many types of office and professional jobs. When telephone calls are routed to a telecommuter's home, the caller can in no way tell that the telecommuter is working from home and not from some central office facility. The only time a telecommuter cannot report to work is when the electronic links between the home and the enterprise office facility are broken or out of service. When telecommuters ...

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