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Introduction
Set-top box merges computer with Internet
­ MP3 player
­ TV programmes (view, record)
­ E-mail and fax
­ Interactive services (shopping, banking, voting)
­ Games
­ Etc…read more

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Teleworking
Teleworking involves working away from the
office using a computer and
telecommunications equipment to
communicate with the employer
Home-based
Telecentres
Satellite links…read more

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Benefits of teleworking
It may be easier to concentrate on work in a quiet
environment at home than in a noisy office;
Workers save on commuting time and costs, with the
associated environmental benefits of keeping cars off the
roads;
Workers enjoy greater flexibility, and can arrange their
working hours around other commitments such as picking
children up from school;
Employers save on the costs of office space and overheads
such as heat and light;
People in different locations can work in a team;
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The problems of teleworking
Management may fear difficulties in controlling a workforce
that is not in the office;
There is a problem in ensuring that remote staff understand
corporate goals and retain a sense of loyalty to the
organisation;
Employees may feel isolated and miss the social
environment of an office full of colleagues;
Employees may find it difficult to work in teams, or to get
help when they need it;
Some teleworkers may find it difficult to separate home from
work, and find work…read more

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