The Internet and Email
P erhaps even more than the telephone, the internet has changed the way people do business. It is now possible to attend meetings from the comfort of your desk with web services such as Go2Meeting or other virtual meeting platforms. You can communicate with anyone, send files, documents and data in realtime, and upload and download anything you need.
The Internet makes it possible to have remote access to your PC at work, so if you don't have the files on your home computer, you can still pull up that report at the last minute. By paying a single monthly fee for Internet access on your office computer, you can be online 24 hours a day seven days per week and have constant up-to-the-minute access to news, information, assignments or anything you need to get your job done.
Timothy Ferriss, author of the Four Hour Work Week, devotes a portion of his book to explaining how, with the Internet, you can reduce your workload to four hours a week, most of which can be spent in an Internet Cafe as you travel the world. This premise, as well as the increasing dependence on Internet service, makes the Internet a must-have telecommunications option for any fully equipped home office.