Cisco Advocates Telecommuting. Really?

And Microsoft advocates OEM relationships. Really? And IBM likes the color blue.

Okay, I can sometimes (like now) be sarcastic, but this one tickled me. I saw this article in Information Week online. It’s obvious that telecommuting – of which I’m a HUGE advocate, along with the paperless office and line dancing (okay, not line dancing) – requires bandwidth, and yes, Cisco is in the bandwidth business (well, sort of, I mean it does have to be routed and hubbed and switched). But Cisco’s own employees average two days a week working in their jammies. So, at least they’re putting their money where their mouth is. With fewer cars on the road, telecommuting would seem to reduce pollution. We’ll see. Is it a time waster? I dunno. Cisco says its people are more productive and have a better work-life balance.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, Montel is coming on. I mean, I have a conference call.