Telecommuting and the Mobile Worker

The number of American telecommuters is expected to increase by 29 million telecommuters or 43% of the workforce by 2016 as more work gets performed from remote locations. Mobile workers can work from wherever they are and use the IT / IS technology necessary to access co-workers, company or corporate infrastructure, intranets, and other information sources. 1. Write a three-page paper in which you: a. Describe the impact of telecommuting on energy conservation, IT operational costs, “green computing,” and shifts in telecommuters’ lifestyles (e.g., parents, disability, etc.). b. Describe how the business infrastructure should be designed so that employees will be able to continue to perform business functions in the event of a disaster (i.e., storm, hurricane, or earthquake) that destroys or makes it impossible to access the buildings. c. Determine four advantages and four disadvantages of telecommuting from an IT manager’s point of view. d. Elaborate on each advantage and disadvantage. e. Examine the effect of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to the IT infrastructure with regard to security, IT support, knowledge, and data management, green computing, and telecommuting. Use at least four quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar websites do not qualify as quality resources. Please use resources that are current within the last couple of years. And please do not over use in-text citations. The reference information for the uploaded chapters will follow this instruction. The specific course leaming outcomes associated with this assignment are:
Demonstrate and plan for the integration of emerging technologies. Describe and evaluate the core concepts of data and information architecture. Design plans for business continuity. Use technology and information resources to research issues in enterprise architecture. Write clearly and concisely about enterprise architecture topics using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.
The text book chapter reference information is as follows:
Managing & Using Information Systems: A Strategic Approach by: Keri E. Pearlson; Carol S. Saunders; Dennis Galletta Publisher. Wiley Print ISBN: 9781119244288, 1119244285 eText ISBN: 9781119255215 111925521X

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