Chapter 6. Networking for Telecommuting

Chapter Syllabus

  • Telecommuting System Configuration

  • Video Teleconferencing

  • Telecommuting Administration

  • Summary

  • Key Technical Terms

  • Review Questions

Telecommuting has become part of working life. This chapter describes how to use new telecommunications networking technologies, products, and services, and it illustrates how they might be used to reduce communications costs.

Today's technology seems like it can turn any room with a phone, anywhere in the world, into a satellite office. This is somewhat true. However, to effectively work offsite requires more technology than just a phone line.

Telecommuting is either a dream come true or a company's worst nightmare. On the one hand, telecommuting sounds like a ...

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