Top Remote Work Trends to Watch for in 2011

Driven by improvements in technology, particularly an explosion in the availability in mobile technology, and increased access to broadband, the world of work is changing rapidly. In early December, we held our inaugural Net:Work conference at the Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco, where we discussed the future of work in a highly mobile, post-broadband world.

In my latest post for GigaOM Pro (sub. req’d), I outline the top trends in remote work discussed at Net:Work that you should be watching out for in 2011:

  • Solving the trust issue
  • An increasingly mobile workforce, operating entirely in the cloud
  • “Office hours” becoming less relevant
  • Increased integration between collaboration and communication tools
  • Coworking “crossing the chasm”
  • High quality video everywhere
  • Consumerization of IT

For full details of each of these trends, and the impacts that they’re likely to have on the remote working landscape, read the full post over on GigaOM Pro (sub. req.).

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