Dr. Alice Roberts explores the impact of working from home — or remotely — on BBC Radio 4. Around the halfway mark (13:58), she hops onto a Cisco TelePresence call with the National Institutes of Health in Aberdeen. She spoke with Phil Smith and Richard Roberts of Cisco to discuss not only the environmental impact of telepresence but also the business transformation potential. One example they bring up is the authoring of a report on sustainability: it was slated to take 6-9 weeks, but with the use of telepresence, the total project was completed in 6 weeks.
Listen to the entire program, “Costing the Earth: Working from Home” online.