As Tuesday’s wintry weather hit, a number of Central Texas workers heeded warnings to stay off icy, slick roads and remain at home – but that didn’t mean they all got the day off from work.
In today’s high-tech, always-connected world, telecommuting is a viable option for workers in many fields.
In fact, in the Austin technology sector, taking a day off for bad weather isn’t really an option, said Barbary Brunner, CEO of the Austin Technology Council.
“Everybody in tech works from wherever we are,” she said. “We’re connected 24/7 and all our productivity and collaboration tools are available online.”
That meant Austin-area tech companies were able to carry on without missing a beat, she said.
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