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News Scan: Best security defense found in the basics; Merits and misgivings of remote IT workers; More

The top news stories for Jan. 6, 2015.

Many workers won't be unplugging during the holidays thanks to BYOD

Mobility might mean increased worker productivity, but it also means employees have to be available 24/7/365. Or at least that's how it seems for many. In fact, a survey found that a majority of workers will spend two or more hours a day working remotely during the holidays this year.

NHS Human Services finds fix to undependable Wi-Fi network

NHS Human Services replaced its Wi-Fi network with an Aruba Networks' wireless infrastructure to obtain the flexibily, security and performance it needed for a client base of over 50,000.

Office away from office: Habits of highly effective telecommuters

When Marissa Mayer shook things up at Yahoo and instituted a stricter telecommuting policy last year, she raised some interesting debate among the tech community, which has a number of remote workers, about both the upsides and downsides of working from home.

5 factors managers need to consider in managing remote workers

More and more employees are doing their work outside of the traditional office. This can increase employee satisfaction, but it presents challenges to managers who must manage a dispersed workforce.

Say hello to coworking

Thanks to some of the technology they helped create, many IT workers are able to work remotely and keep an eye on their organization's IT security and stability without even stepping into the office. Now a new trend called coworking, in which various remote workers are able to work together in open office settings, can provide your remote IT workers--and remote workers in general--with their own office-like atmosphere.

IT often seen as barrier to successful telecommuting programs

American workers love telecommuting options, but a majority of employers make that work arrangement a difficult proposition. In many cases, employees say the IT department is most to blame for their challenges when working remotely.

An always-connected workforce? Absolutely, in moderation, say employees

Nearly 80 percent of U.S. employees are upbeat about using their personal computers and remote devices to stay connected to the workplace outside of normal business hours, according to a survey by Gallup. But like everything else in life, moderation is the key.

Study reveals 6 habits of highly successful virtual teams

A new study has identified the six habits of highly successful teams in the new digital environment, in which the vast majority of workers now have virtual colleagues.

Telecommuting numbers, IT challenges on rise

At least 40 percent of the workforce telecommutes now to some degree. That number is expected to increase to 50 percent by 2020, bringing greater challenges to IT to manage the practice.