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Security a Top Issue As Teleworking Grows

Security a Top Issue As Teleworking Grows

Teleworking continues to grow at an impressive rate in the US, study finds.

Overall, employers have a variety of concerns regarding telecommuting. Asked "What is your most pressing concern about telework initiatives?" here are the answers:

TopicGovernmentPrivate
Security41 percent35 percent
Productivity2029
Hardware/software requirements1011
Collaboration requirements109
Help-desk requirements77
Technology refresh58
Other711

Both Federal and private IT departments use a variety of security packages, everything from firewalls and antivirus software to biometrics and intrusion detection to protect their networks.

The 2007 CDW-G Telework Report surveyed nearly 2,200 Federal government and private-sector employees and IT professionals nationwide.

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