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How to handle teleworkers’ home office tech needs

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Should your organization buy a computer, pay for Internet access and maintain the equipment that your teleworkers use in their home offices?

The federal government recently authorized its agencies do all of that for their teleworkers. And that may be the smart play for your organization, too.

Taking some control of the technology that your employees use at home can encourage more of them to telework—a move that has saved employers millions of dollars in real-estate costs. Plus, it can ensure the security of the data and documents that the telecommuter works with in a home office.

Here are 10 recommendations from a recent U.S. General Services Administration bulletin on telework that your organization can adopt for its own remote workers:

  1. Cover the basics. Every teleworker should have access to a computer, printer, copier, scanner, fax machine, Internet service or other equipment necessary to do the same work f...(register to read more)

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