Telus sends agents home to work

Posted by Rob Lewis

The Vancouver Sun's Gillian Shaw sat down recently with Vancouver Entrepreneur Stephen Jagger to chat about the benefits of launching a digital office. Considering today's economy, there is no doubt this topic will be of particular interest to both startups and established businesses.

It's not an option being looked at only by tech companies and nimble startups. Even such traditional operations as Telus are sending employees home from office cubicles and call centres to save money on real estate, improve employees' working conditions and shrink the company's environmental footprint.

Telus now has 750 agents working at home, with that number to climb to 1,100 by the end of this year.

Entrepreneur Steve Jagger recently told members of the Vancouver chapter of the Entrepreneurs' Organization how his companies, Ubertor.com and Reachd.com, trimmed down from spacious Yaletown digs at some $7,500 a month to virtual offices spread across Canada and overseas.

The article is worth a read to learn more about Jagger's Top 10 tools for the virtual office which include Yammer, Slim Timer, and, of course, Twitter.

Company:
Telus Corp.
Website:
http://www.telus.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Technology is a key enabler for TELUS and our customers, providing advantage and differentiation in the marketplace. By managing the life cycle of current technologies and the timely introduction of new technologies we deliver superior service value to our customers and long-term growth oriented investment performance to our shareholders. For investors, TELUS is succeeding in managing technology and capital... more

Company:
Ubertor
Website:
http://www.ubertor.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Company:
Reachd
Website:
http://www.reachd.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com.  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more



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