Work is where you hang your coat [San Francisco Chronicle]

Sun leads way in telework — working not just from home but anywhere.

Sun is on the leading edge when it comes to “telework” — a coinage that nowadays replaces the term “telecommuting” because it encompasses not just working from home but working from anywhere: a client’s office, a coffee shop, an airport lounge, a commuter train. With cell phones, broadband at home, WiFi, virtual private networks and instant messaging becoming ubiquitous, telework has become easier than ever.

Sun says telework has saved it millions because the company needs less office space and fewer system administrators, but most companies adopt telework for other reasons: increasing employee satisfaction and productivity and planning for disaster recovery.

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