Telecommuting Among Businesses Has More Than Doubled In A Decade

Techaisle Research Shows that Telecommuting Penetration Among Businesses in 2009 has Reached 46 percent and has more than Doubled in a Decade

Techaisle research also shows that Telecommuting Penetration among Small and Mid-Market Businesses has Increased by More than Five Times in the last ten years and stands at 16 percent in 2009

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) June 3, 2009 — Recent research conducted by Techaisle shows that Worldwide Telecommuting penetration among enterprises (1000+ Employee size businesses) has reached a whopping 46 percent in 2009 and is expected to reach 55 percent in 2010. The rate has more than doubled since 2000 when it was only 19 percent. In the US the survey results are more profound where telecommuting is available in 83 percent of businesses and is forecast to increase by another 10 percent by 2010.

Telecommuting is defined as an arrangement by which an employer allows its employees to work from home at least 4-5 days a month. Satellite offices are excluded from the definition.

The change is even more dramatic among small and mid-market businesses, called SMBs which are businesses with 1-999 employees where Worldwide telecommuting penetration has gone up from 1 percent in 2000 to 12 percent in 2009 and is expected to reach 16 percent in 2010.

The Established markets already had many policies in place to support telecommuting. In the last the last 3 years the Emerging Markets have taken the lead due to accelerated adoption of technologies that support telecommuting; namely, broadband connectivity among businesses and within households, VPN connectivity, web conferencing and WiFi adoption along with the proliferation of notebooks.

Many enterprises have also taken advantage of Remote Managed PC Services offerings to help provide support to its employees that telecommute. The global enterprise remote managed PC services’ penetration stands at over 5 percent in 2009.

“Telecommuting was envisioned to help employees keep a balance between work and family life thereby improving productivity. However, an unexpected advantage was witnessed – Green IT. Conservation of energy and promotion of Green IT is now rapidly taking the forefront of the reasons for telecommuting. In today’s environment, by allowing and encouraging telecommuting, enterprises are also actively contributing towards carbon reductions in the environment,” says Anurag Agrawal, Techaisle.

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