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Submission + - The Google Enigma (strategy-business.com)

porkrind writes: "Nick Carr, of 'Does IT Matter?' fame, has penned an article asking the question of whether Google is a model for other companies to emulate or whether it's too much of an anomaly to be useful in a cross-industry sense. He also asks the question of whether Google's approach to management and innovation (much ballyhooed in many circles) is a cause or result of its success. The answer to whether your company should emulate Google is, perhaps unsurprisingly, "it depends." His analysis and logic leading to that conclusion are definitely a thought-provoking read. His ultimate conclusion is that Google's success is much more attributable to its leading-edge IT operations than any of the hype you may read about in glossy journals."
Networking

Submission + - AT&T calls telecommuters back to cubicle life (networkworld.com)

bednarz writes: "AT&T is requiring thousands of employees who work from their homes to return to traditional AT&T office environments, sources say. "It is a serious effort to reel in the telework people," says the Telework Coalition's Chuck Wilsker, who has heard that as many as 10,000 or 12,000 fulltime teleworkers may be affected. One AT&T employee says rumors have been circulating since AT&T's merger with SBC that the new upper management is not supportive of teleworking: "We'd heard rumors to that effect, and all of a sudden we got marching orders to go back to an office.""

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