Apr 15 2010

Spotlight on Telework

Keep the City Running

"We support telework agreements as a way of reducing air pollution and hazardous waste from automobile repairs."

--Aaron Robertson, deputy director of administrative services, California Department of Toxic Substances Control

"The whole idea of telework is to bring jobs to people instead of people to jobs, creating opportunities for rural workers, older workers and persons with disabilities."

-- Chuck Wilsker, president and CEO, Telework Coalition

"Virtual machines give teleworkers a full computing experience without having to make a big investment at their home."

-- Dave McLean, IT technical services manager, city of St. Petersburg, Fla.

"States see telework as a valuable retention tool for top performers and employees with critical skill sets."

--Leslie Scott, director, National Association of State Personnel Executives

Protected Access

SSL VPNs are indispensable for telework. One model to consider is the Barracuda SSL-VPN 380. The integrated hardware and software solution enables secure, clientless remote access from any web browser on PCs or Macs. It supports up to 50 concurrent users with no per-user fees.

The Barracuda SSL VPN takes advantage of multifactor, layered authentication mechanisms such as RSA SecurID and VASCO Data Security tokens.

By the Numbers


Average annual savings to employer per teleworker, according to the Telework Coalition

1 out of 10

Ratio of California Department of Toxic Substances Control employees who telecommute


Percentage of public-sector respondents who say their workforces are not prepared to work remotely tomorrow, if needed, according to a study by Telework Exchange


Reduction in vehicle miles traveled because of telework at the California Department of Toxic Substances Control


Average annual savings from teleworking full time, the Telework Coalition reports