Hewlett-Packard follows Yahoo's lead, which earlier this year put a cap on working from home.
Academic research suggests that working more than one day a week away from the office, for jobs that require a lot of collaboration with colleagues, can cut into performance.
In order to celebrate Valentine's Day, a survey asks Americans what they would give up in order to telecommute. Five percent say "spouse," while 12 percent say "daily shower."
Survey from online job site Dice found that a sizable chunk of IT pros surveyed would accept a 10 percent salary cut for the opportunity to telecommute.
With the growth of technology, almost two of every five employed adults work from home at least one day a month, according to the Consumer Electronics Association.
The latest data suggests that energy prices are likely going higher. Now the big question is whether IT will be ready to handle the new demands put on it by more telecommuters.
Telecommuting is nothing new. Nor is Web conferencing. But building a robot to come into the office while you work at home? That's both new and awesome.
The Patent Office is on the right track with plan to reimburse employees for high-speed Net access, says attorney Eric Sinrod.
Telecommuting can help prevent both workers and natural resources from burning out, says the American Electronics Association.