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Graymatterhost.com Has Won An Award

  Graymatterhost of Great Barrington has garnered two prestigious awards recently. Given the award for “Best Small Biz Host” by BestHosting101.com, and “Best Non-Profit Host” by WebHostRanking.com, Graymatterhost continues to draw accolades for outstanding service, personal training, and Green Web hosting.   Powered completely by solar power, with 99.9% up time, Graymatterhost is the only […]


GraymatterHost Named In Top Five List At DC Green Fest

Great Barrington, MA (November 17, 2008) . GraymatterHost was selected for EcoScene Magazine.s Top 5 most intriguing products at the DC Green Fest, which was held November 8th & 9th at the Washington DC Convention Center. GraymatterHost was one of more than 320 green businesses at this year.s Green Fest, the nation.s largest green consumer […]


Managing Telecommuters: A Boss’s Perspective

Jet Blue’s got the right idea.  All of their reservation agents work from home.  They have created an entire webwork of telecommuters by using a computer network that feeds and monitors incoming calls to their at-home staff . When I called Jet Blue to book a recent flight the reservation agent was very professional and […]


Internet in the Election Year

The use of the Internet has changed the landscape of the American election process.  Candidates are using free resources like http://ustream.tv and http://youtube.com to get their message out with great success.  Web sites are used collect campaign money and put out calls to action.  Social networking sites have helped reach voters young and old. These […]


No Polar Ice This Summer? Holy Sh**!

I’m sure I’m not the only one to catch their breath at the news.  Fifty percent chance the North Pole will be ice free for a short time this summer.  No ice.  None. Scientists say it’s a 50-50 bet that the thin Arctic sea ice will completely melt away at the geographic North Pole. The […]


Telecommuting as an Employee Benefit

When we offer employees the chance to work from home, they usually love it.  It’s become a perk for working with us – and it’s easy to set up.  There are a variety of ways to work with telecommuting employees, but I like videoconferencing the best.  It’s great to be able to see someone when […]


The Five Biggest Mistakes in Telecommuting

FlexPath recently put out a listed of the five biggest mistakes individuals make in telecommuting.  Having been both a telecommuter and employer of telecommuters, I thought it was useful.  Here is FlexPath’s Five Biggest Mistakes in Telecommuting (in bold) with my perspective thrown in afterwards: 1. Neglect to set boundaries for themselves regarding work and […]


Solar Power: From Simple to Sophisticated

My neighbor just put up one of those old fashioned clothes lines.  It seemed a bit of an eye sore when I first saw it there, the metal pole holding up a spiderweb-like array in the middle of her lawn.  "The dryer uses a lot of electricity," she explained.  Her simple use of the sun […]


Tools for Telecommuting

Telecommunting is on the rise for various reasons.  Gas prices, environmental issues, and the affordability of virtual office tools to name a few. I’m constantly on Skype or iChat (two video conferencing tools).  Last week I spent four days in California… virtually.  I literally had Skype on 8 – 10 hours each day, working closely […]