This article provides readers with an overview of how the nature of the office has changed for mobile professionals. The protagonist is a young consultant in Jakarta, who has decided to avoid battling the local traffic snarls. Instead, she sits sipping coffee at a neighborhood café as she checks a proposal and then emails it to a prospective client. Her mobile telephone keeps her in close contact with her officemates. The article proceeds to discuss a host of new and improved instrumentalities whose rising effectiveness and falling prices are allowing ever greater numbers of workers to occupy virtual offices. New methods of communicating like VoIP are discussed, as are new services like Ibackup which allow people to collaborate in cyberspace.
Source: The Jakarta Post; Jan 23, 2007