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REwatch: Validating Green Marketing Claims - Casper Star-Tribune Online

REwatch: Validating Green Marketing Claims - Casper Star-Tribune Online | Greening your business | Scoop.it
REwatch: Validating Green Marketing Claims Casper Star-Tribune Online The message for consumers is when you're shopping, look for specific information - or trusted certifications - on packages and products that tell you what makes the product...
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Through outlining the certifications and specifications for a certified 'green' company, this article lends perspective into what legally makes a company green, and what customer can expect to rely on when using a green company. 

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E-Waste: Kenya's Diamond in the Rough - Wall Street Daily

E-Waste: Kenya's Diamond in the Rough - Wall Street Daily | Greening your business | Scoop.it
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E-Waste: Kenya's Diamond in the Rough
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Kenya hit the jackpot.
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This Wallstreet daily article highlights the positive side of E-waste through E-waste recycling. Kenya's lucrative E-waste recycling business has become a cash cow for the country, paving the way for further e-waste companies, as well as providing a sustainable way, both environmentally and economically to reuse and recycle what is becoming a large problem, the piling up of e-waste. 

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Recycling has now become a business that it is possible to earn money on. computers and other electronic devices contain precious metals which is posible to retain when recycled in the correct way.    

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Move toward a paperless government | Editorials | The Olympian

Move toward a paperless government | Editorials | The Olympian | Greening your business | Scoop.it

An iThe paperless office imagined by early computer advocates has never materialized. But state of Washington government agencies still are trying.

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An interesting look into sustainability in the government, this article highlights the challenges of creating a paperless government branch, and the interesting places where proposed solutions can be found. 

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Optimizing the Mobile Workforce of the Future - Banktech (blog)

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Optimizing the Mobile Workforce of the Future Banktech (blog) After about a year of searching, Needham settled on Accellion's kiteworks suite of solutions for its mobile workforce and collaboration needs, which has helped the bank deliver secure...
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A real time look into a Massachusetts based bank that has succeeded in becoming a paperless and mobil office, taking a deeper look into the advantages of the switch, this article is an inspiration to greening companies the world over. 

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Melbourne Airport inches towards a mobile workforce - ZDNet

Melbourne Airport inches towards a mobile workforce - ZDNet | Greening your business | Scoop.it
Melbourne Airport inches towards a mobile workforce ZDNet After seven months of piloting half a dozen of Windows 8 3G-enabled Dell 10-inch Latitude tablets during early 2013, Melbourne Airport has deployed a total of 30 tablets to give its staff,...
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Melbourne airport's goal of a completely mobil workforce is truly admirable. Through the use of tablets they are almost there, but in an environment such as an airport, the ability of take the power of your desktop right to the problem is exceeding valuable. This article outlines the advancements already made and the next steps needed to complete the modernization of this airports workforce. 

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E-Waste Systems Inc. Post # 3172

E-Waste Systems Inc. Post # 3172 | Greening your business | Scoop.it
EWSI E-Waste Systems Inc. Stock Message Board: Instead of crying and complaining 24/7 on a message board take matters into your own hands!
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How the New Mobile Workforce Gets it all Done - Regus Blog | USA

How the New Mobile Workforce Gets it all Done - Regus Blog | USA | Greening your business | Scoop.it
The technical engineers of Dark Arts Consulting are well positioned to respond to their clients’ needs – right away.  That’s because the fast-paced New York tech firm has made it easy for its staff to reach clients throughout the New … → (How the...
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A new age look at the workforce, complete with massive cost cutting, this streamlined, mobile workforce makes up for their lack of a common office infrastructure with in area assistance and immediate professionalism. Could this be there future for most workforces? Its seems to work quite well to me!

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Mobile HR Technology Is on the Move - Workforce Management

Mobile HR Technology Is on the Move - Workforce Management | Greening your business | Scoop.it
Mobile HR Technology Is on the Move
Workforce Management
HR should view the information technology team as a strategic partner in helping the workforce go mobile.
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A streamlined guide to mobilizing HR needs

 

Basic ideas, mega impact 

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Three Reasons to Say ‘Yes’ to the Mobile Workforce This Month

Three Reasons to Say ‘Yes’ to the Mobile Workforce This Month | Greening your business | Scoop.it
Mobile collaboration can become a possibility for businesses because of technology, culture, and demand.
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Keep up with the times! Accelerate your work platform, and stop digging your heels in. 

 

Three good reasons are all I need. (I love working from bed!)

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10 Smart Ideas For Recycling E-waste

10 Smart Ideas For Recycling E-waste | Greening your business | Scoop.it
We are more and more aware of the environment, and today we recycle almost everything to save our beautiful planet.
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Should Your Small Business Go Paperless?

Should Your Small Business Go Paperless? | Greening your business | Scoop.it
Going paperless in your small business means making a lot of changes. Review the pros and cons of creating a paperless office. (Are you considering a paperless office?
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In going mobil, a workforce inevitably will go paperless, but what are the pros and cons of such a move? This concise article highlights both and is good food for thought when considering/studying the current shifts, whether for environmental reasons or logistical reasons. 

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Online Invitations And Stationery Startup Paperless Post Raises $6M From RRE ... - TechCrunch

Online Invitations And Stationery Startup Paperless Post Raises $6M From RRE ... - TechCrunch | Greening your business | Scoop.it
Online Invitations And Stationery Startup Paperless Post Raises $6M From RRE ...
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Whether for business or pleasure, going paperless is not only responsible, but highly lucrative! Check out Paperless posts outrageous earnings in a developing market. 

 

The tech explosion continues! 

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You can use your phone to go paperless at home and work - Hindustan Times

You can use your phone to go paperless at home and work - Hindustan Times | Greening your business | Scoop.it

THis You can use your phone to go paperless at home and work Hindustan Times Postscript: You are ready now for a paperless office culture, but remember, there is more to this – because you have to change your behavioural pattern to make things easier in...

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This concise article simply explains the basic steps of shifting your workspace from a desk covered in papers to your smartphone. The environmental impacts from the paperless move alone are substantial, however e-waste issues may come into play here. 

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'E-waste' recycling on the rise in Jackson Co. - Mail Tribune

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'E-waste' recycling on the rise in Jackson Co.
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In 2010, Oregon made it illegal to toss e-waste into landfills, which spurred even more recycling here, and today there are lots of drop spots around Jackson County for e-junk.
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Outlining budding e-waste recycling techniques in the northwestern United States, this article yields an encouraging look into modern recycling techniques for modern waste.

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The emerging mobile workforce and its effect on Business.

The emerging mobile workforce and its effect on Business. | Greening your business | Scoop.it
The concept of the mobile workforce is relatively new, at least
in terms of our understanding of what it is to be mobile.
Being mobile at one time meant being able to commute from
one location to

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A look into the effect of a mobil workforce on business,

 

Hint: increased efficiency 

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Managing The Mobile Workforce

Managing The Mobile Workforce. By David Clemons, Michael Kroth. In the global marketplace, people can work practically... http://www.thebookwoods.com/book01/...
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For those interested, some extra reading on the liberating nature mobil workplaces have on employees and the subsequent boost to the company at hand

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5 Steps to Establish a Mobile Workforce | Slingshot Blog

5 Steps to Establish a Mobile Workforce | Slingshot Blog | Greening your business | Scoop.it
5 Steps to Establish a Mobile Workforce culture in your office. Telecommuting is becoming mainstream and it is important to ensure that it accepted throughout the entire organization. (New Post: Time to Kill the Office?
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For any of you young entrepreneurs, this simple 5 step guide to mobilization your workforce is a fantastic launching pad. 

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Mobile Workforce Startup Gigwalk Pivots, Raises $10M From Nokia And Others - TechCrunch

Mobile Workforce Startup Gigwalk Pivots, Raises $10M From Nokia And Others - TechCrunch | Greening your business | Scoop.it
Mobile Workforce Startup Gigwalk Pivots, Raises $10M From Nokia And Others TechCrunch Exclusive: Gigwalk, a mobile app that allows consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies to enable a mobile workforce, has raised $10 million from Nokia Growth...
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The app world is meeting the mobil workforce requirements, lending a digital hand to the business man on the move. Imagine your office in the palm of your hand, most of us can already visualize it, but when it comes to high passed corporate life, apps like this are paving the way. 

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April schedule for Mobile Workforce Center released - Chicago Tribune

April schedule for Mobile Workforce Center released - Chicago Tribune | Greening your business | Scoop.it
April schedule for Mobile Workforce Center released
Chicago Tribune
The mobile unit travels throughout Will County to help residents with resume development, cover letters and job applications.
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This short blurb shows the other side of a mobilized work force: the mobilized job market. Not only can employees work from a self determined local, but now job hunters can participate in the cloud. 

 

The irony here is whilst the office may be the thing of the past, the mobilized work force hub is just developing, will we ever be able to replace a common work area, I doubt it. 

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Toxic Business: India's Informal E-waste Recyclers at Risk - Bloomberg

Toxic Business: India's Informal E-waste Recyclers at Risk - Bloomberg | Greening your business | Scoop.it
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Toxic Business: India's Informal E-waste Recyclers at Risk
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As developed countries dump their e-waste in India, an informal industry of recyclers has emerged.
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Dell Secures Critical Business Data and Devices While Enabling the Mobile Workforce With New Additions to its Security Portfolio (Dell Inc) - World News - NewsLocker

Dell Secures Critical Business Data and Devices While Enabling the Mobile Workforce With New Additions to its Security Portfolio (Dell Inc) - World News - NewsLocker | Greening your business | Scoop.it
(Source: Dell Inc) Dell Secures Critical Business Data and Devices While Enabling the Mobile Workforce With New Additions to its Security Portfolio Dell's end-to-end Connected Security approach ensures both outside-in and inside-out protection against...
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With a new workforce platform comes a new area in need of security, gone are the days of stealing physical files, corporate espionage, and espionage in general for that matter) has an online life. Security and software companies are responding to the challenge, and in doing so are facing some tough challenges. 

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The Paperless Office: Myth or Reality? | Richard Farrar

The Paperless Office: Myth or Reality? | Richard Farrar | Greening your business | Scoop.it
The concept of the paperless office has been around for a long time, but are we any closer to actually achieving this dream? (The Paperless Office: Myth or Reality?
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Mobile Printing: One Step Closer to Paperless Office

Mobile Printing: One Step Closer to Paperless Office | Greening your business | Scoop.it
By integrating MPS with mobile print support, an enterprise can reduce the cost, complexity and risk of operating an unmanaged print infrastructure.
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At times a document must still be printed, one cannot simply completely eliminate the need for hard copies. Thus with a mobil workforce, how does one print? This article tackles these issues in addition to addressing the environmental implications.  

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If you compute, you pollute: the dark legacy of e-waste and a nation of consumers in denial

If you compute, you pollute: the dark legacy of e-waste and a nation of consumers in denial | Greening your business | Scoop.it
If you compute, you pollute: the dark legacy of e-waste and a nation of consumers in denial (If you compute, you pollute: the dark legacy of e-waste and a nation of consumers in denial http://t.co/1L5ZVpq4C6...
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No advancement is purely positive and I would be remised if I didn't add at least one glimpse into the darker truth of tech advancement.

 

Highlighting both the issues and possible solutions, this article on Naturalnews grounds tech enthusiasts, urging them to rethink their impact and act accordingly. 

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