Coursera to allow remote working till January 2022, offers $1,000 allowance for ‘office setup’

Online learning platform Coursera will allow its employees to opt for remote working till January 1, 2022. Additionally, employees will also receive $1,000 (Rs 73,500 approximately) or the local equivalent in the UK, India, Canada, Bulgaria, and the UAE to create a productive home environment.

Column: Remote work is here to stay. Here’s how to make it work

A virus, surprisingly biological, has forced the tech world to adopt remote work with gusto. Companies like Google that set the bar high for workplace ambiance with free laundry and gourmet food have allowed employees to work from home until mid next year. Within weeks of the pandemic, Infosys, Wipro, and several other Indian technology […]

Scaling New Heights: Surge in Remote Work Fuels NVIDIA Cloud Service Provider Program

To cope, enterprises are turning to the cloud as it provides the simplified, flexible management of IT resources that are required to support remote workers, wherever they may be. With NVIDIA GPUs and virtualization software, cloud infrastructure can support all kinds of compute and visualization workloads — AI, data science, computer-aided design, rendering, content creation […]

Lack of cloud expertise, controls leave APAC firms vulnerable in remote work

With employees switching to home-based work, organisations were finding it tough to manage their ICT infrastructure to support a remote workforce. Some 54.7% pointed to enabling and instructing employees on remote work as a top ICT challenge, while 49.7% cited securing remote workers as a challenge. Another 44.4% found it challenging to ensure the availability […]

Coronavirus pandemic | Jobseekers turn to remote working roles

A vaccine works by mimicking a natural infection. A vaccine not only induces immune response to protect people from any future COVID-19 infection, but also helps quickly build herd immunity to put an end to the pandemic. Herd immunity occurs when a sufficient percentage of a population becomes immune to a disease, making the spread […]

Office Ready? Jetson-Driven ‘Double Robot’ Supports Remote Working

Remote Worker Presence The Double device, as it’s known, was designed for remote workers to visit offices in the form of the robot so they could see their co-workers in meetings. Video-over-internet call connections allow people to see and hear their remote colleague on the device’s tablet screen.

Coronavirus: Around 30% of workers in Wales could regularly work from home

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Pittsburgh Public Schools Set To Begin School Year With Remote Learning, Continuing To Distribute Devices To Families

The school board says students who don’t have computers yet will be given paper packets with lesson plans, and they can view the classes on a smartphone.

Hate working from home? Here’s how to make it better

Many workers feel pressure to mimic the 9-5 workday at home. But working remotely offers you a little more flexibility with your time. Your employer doesn’t expect you to work eight hours straight every day. Take breaks. You will be a better worker for it.

Working parents face backlash

“In all of this, we’re shifting away from the ’employer-choice’ model to ’employee-choice.’ Think about it — as employees we’ve always been told what time to come in, where to work, even what to wear! Moving forward, we have to respect the employee’s choice, let them take the responsibility for how they work and give […]