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Discuss at least three advantages gained by telecommuting and at least 3 obstacles or disadvantage to telecommuting programs.

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Let us consider the following Three Telecommuting programs
1. Bluetooth
2. Mobile Broadband
3. VoIP

Bluetooth: Advantages

Wireless protocol
Bluetooth is an open wireless protocol for exchanging data over short distances from fixed and mobile devices. Bluetooth helps to bring with of freedom from the cables that have yet to be matched by Local Area Network.
Bluetooth is a standard and communications protocol primarily designed for low power consumption, with a short range (power-class-dependent: 1 meter, 10 meters, 100 meters) based on low-cost transceiver microchips in each device.

Low Power
Bluetooth isn't a line of sight and it provides ranges of up to 100 meters. Bluetooth is also low power and low processing with an overhead protocol. What this means, is that it's ideal for integration into small battery powered devices. To put it short, the applications with Bluetooth are virtually endless.

Data rate
The major disadvantage is the data rate and security. Infrared can have data rates of up to 4 MBps, which provides very fast rates for data transfer, while Bluetooth only offers 1 MBps.

Security is a very key aspect to the Bluetooth specification, ...

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This solution discusses advantages and disadvantages for telecommuting programs.