TriBrand Prosperity 2020 Complete - Page 63



D
and programmers and collaborate with printers from any
room in my home,” he marvels. “I can also work when I am
traveling, without missing a beat.”
Jesse’s office is equipped with four large monitors,
a workbench and a soldering iron, a logic analyzer, a
programmable power supply, an oscilloscope and a slew
of peripherals. While he works a 9-to-5 schedule, he often
will be at his desk past midnight to accommodate the vastly
different time zones of his team members. “This typically
happens when conferencing—often with sharing software—
with people from Taiwan, Japan, China and Korea,” he says.
Like many others on Cape Cod, Jesse can work not only
on the Internet, but also within a Virtual Private Network
(VPN) that allows him to connect securely with computer
systems that run inside his corporate firewall. VPN is opening
telecommuting opportunities to fields as diverse as finance
and banking.
“When I moved to the Cape I was told to expect blackouts,
but fortunately this has not been the case,” says Jesse. “I
have yet to lose a workday to a service
interruption. The Internet speed offered by the cable
company far exceeds what I need and is very competitive with
the rest of the country.”
The Cape is served by Comcast, which provides businessclass service, and Verizon FIOS in many towns, but not all of
them.
For Jesse, working from home has given back the hours
previously lost to commuting, which has in turn made him
more productive at work and also a better father. “Now, I can
help out with the kids. I can take my daughter to and from the
bus stop in the morning, go to school events during the day,”
PROSPERITY 2020
F
C
Then, there are the many weekend warriors—secondhome
owners, mostly with primary residences in the Boston metro
area, who will leave their offices Thursday night, commute to
the Cape and work at home Friday and sometimes during the
weekend before heading back to the Boston area Monday
morning. Builders on the Cape encounter them frequently.
Today, most newly built homes include a home office as well
as state-of-theart smart technology.
In Jesse’s case, he can be more productive working from
home than commuting hours to work. Moreover, his team of
collaborators isn’t able to congregate every day at one office.
Their talents and skills are so diverse and specialized that it
takes an entire world to accommodate them.
E
B
L
H
A
K
M NOP J
G
I
A
B
21.5%
16.4%
Business Management & Services (163)
Real Estate Sales & Management (124)
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
11%
6.9%
4.5%
4.4%
4%
3.4%
3.2%
3%
K
2.9%
L
2.4%
M
2.3%
Business Consultants (82)
Management Consulting & Services (52)
Design Services (34)
Interior Design (33)
Lawyers (30)
Computer Related Consultants (26)
Marketing & Public Relations (24)
Investment Advice (23)
Legal Services (23)
Architects (22)
Certified Public Accountants (22)
Appraisers (18)
Environmental Services (18)
Engineering Services (17)
N
O
P
2.2%
2%
1.6%
Computer Graphics (17)
Accounting (15)
Educational Services (12)
Financial Services (12)
he says. “In the summer, we can take lunch and take a quick trip to
the beach, which is only a few minutes away. And when I have to
work at night, I can do so without missing dinner.”
The Craigs’ Cape Cod lifestyle works for their family. “We love the
Cape,” Jesse says. “We feel like we are truly part of a community.
We love how easy it is to enjoy nature. We love walking in the Cape
Cod National Seashore, swimming in the bay within eyesight of the
house. And with both sets of grandparents retired here, the kids get
to see them—and we have great babysitters.”
63

Paperturn



Powered by


Full screen Click to read
Paperturn flip book
Search
Overview
Download as PDF
Print
Shopping cart
Full screen
Exit full screen