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No break in the weather: Virtual network means work continues on snow days

Michael Joseph quoted on the benefits of telecommuting on bad weather days

published in The Oklahoman | December 10, 2006

Ten days after a November snowstorm left many Oklahoma employees stranded at home and unable to travel to work, Oklahoman reporter Jim Stafford interviewed local businesspeople about the various methods and benefits of telecommuting.

In the article, McAfee & Taft shareholder and director Michael Joseph reported that the firm’s VPN (virtual private network) access allowed homebound lawyers and paralegals to continue working as usual. He noted that’s a critical issue when dealing with clients across the United States.  “Lawyers in our firm deal in matters and transactions all over the country,” he said. “It may be that we have snow here and people can’t get to work, but they may be dealing with people in California or southern Texas or Florida or somewhere else and they can still continue to do busienss with them.”