Today is supposed to be an All India Bandh. But there are quite a few companies which are able to not declare a bandh, and get work done as usual (well, almost).
Cisco is one of the unique companies, which is not only getting people to work from home, but also enabling most of the *other* companies to get their employees to do the same
And thanks to the increasing broadband speeds, along with some great work by the IT infrastructure teams of companies like ours, working from home no longer means frequently disconnecting vpn connections, slow access etc – you can actually get a lot of work done, same as you were in office.
Another piece of good news – this is just the beginning.
With more mobility enabled devices (Cisco Cius, for one), increasing broadband speeds, and better video conferencing from home, things like personal telepresence in India are really not that far away. Apart from increased employee flexibility (and goodwill thus generated), the reduction in travel, carbon emissions etc are also some direct benefits of such solutions.
Good job, Cisco (and Cisco IT) !