Cost-savings and energy efficiencies go hand-in-hand. The poor economy and a collective awareness of the finite resources available to the world are encouraging businesses to invest in green technologies. In fact, 60% of companies now have green criteria for their technology purchases, a Forrester Research study found. Cutting costs is the primary motivator, while real or anticipated regulatory issues and pressure from buyers also ranked high, the report said. Only 30% were driven by their desir
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Once a perk of a small percentage of jobs, a growing number of companies have adopted telecommuting as a cost-effective, productivity-boosting business resource. Home-workers access the Internet and corporate intranets via affordable, high-bandwidth connections, communicate using low-cost calling plans or services such as Skype and Vonage, and collaborate with products such as Citrix GoToMyPC and GoToMeeting. In turn, telecommuting has reduced commuter traffic.
Google in the Enterprise SurveyThere's no doubt Google has made headway into businesses: Just 28 percent discourage or ban use of its productivity ≠products, and 69 percent cite Google Apps' good or excellent ≠mobility. But progress could still stall: 59 percent of nonusers ≠distrust the security of Google's cloud. Its data privacy is an open question, and 37 percent worry about integration.