It isn’t easy living a switched-on life. Always being in touch has somehow started taking on the implication of always being available for work, which in turn leads to the expectation that people must be ready to attend to work at any time of any day! Today, we’re expected to be on call and reply to our email at home, on weekends, and even on vacation. Of course we’re free to switch off, ignore their phones and refuse to check their mail, but just the thought of it makes many of us uncomfortable. What if there’s an emergency? What if someone else solves the problem and gets credit? What if I’m the only one who doesn’t know what’s going on?

Things get even more difficult when you’re your own boss. Every missed call could be a missed opportunity; every unseen mail could be an unseen business inquiry. Time and connections become way too complicated to manage, and the responsibilities of dealing with a power failure or crashed hard drive suddenly multiply!

The smart home worker needs the right technology to stay on top of his work and make sure it doesn’t get on top of him! Whether you’re a self-employed entrepreneur, a part-time telecommuter, or simply need a quiet spot to get your notes in shape each night, we’ve got the guide for you.

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