This book sets out technological research topics designed to facilitate and expand distributed work--including telecommuting, working while mobile, and working in geographically distributed teams. The book's recommendations for computing and communications infrastructure center on the provision and use of bandwidth--or the speed of communications. Concurrent applications research should be focused on ease of use and interoperability of the multitude of devices and programs that currently are needed to engage in distributed work.
Technology and Telecommunications: Issues and Impacts Committee, National Research Council
1 FRONT MATTER; 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY; 3 1 TECHNOLOGY AND THE CHANGING WORKPLACE; 4 2 DISTRIBUTED WORK: CURRENT REALITY AND PROMISE; 5 3 DISTRIBUTED WORK AND GROUP PROCESSES; 6 4 FACILITATING DISTRIBUTED WORK; 7 5 RESEARCH RECOMMENDATIONS; 8 BIBLIOGRAPHY