The Company Plantronics launched a contest to find a new and more appropriate term to define people that work beyond the office.
The jury of 7 bloggers had an intense debate to chose 10 “finalists” from more than 500 submissions. Final terms were submitted to public vote for two weeks.
After more than 2200 votes cast, the word that now replaces ‘telecommuter’ is ‘cloudworker’. According to the winning submission, “a cloudworker is somebody who uses on-demand technology and collaboration tools, such as unified communications, to work anywhere and anytime, and uses the resulting freedom to enable a my-size-fits-me career path and lifestyle”.
And coincidentally, Exalead’s CloudView product range fits in perfectly with this concept!