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Free laptops result in fewer snow days

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Standard & Poor’s has come up with a solution to snow days for employees of its Centennial, Colo., office: laptops.

The credit ratings firm gives a laptop computer to any Centennial employee who wants to work from home during foul weather. Plus, about 90 regular teleworkers get fully stocked home offices with remote access to the company’s computer network.

no lost time due to snowstorms—and Centennial gets plenty of snow.

Employees may telecommute up to four days a week, as long as they go to the office once a week for meetings.

HR Director Mike Lams estimates that the price of the laptop computers is offset by the reduction in lost time due to snow.

Contact: Monique Helfer, public relations, at

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