15 best cities for teleworking

Teleworking has faced some challenges in the past, but some cities are making an effort to make it work.

In a Microsoft-published survey, Atlanta, Georgia came out on top as far as cities most friendly to teleworking.

The report, Work Without Walls, surveyed more than 4,500 IT workers from 15 cities to determine the top-ranked teleworking cities. The survey's index figures are based on preferences for teleworking, company policies supporting remote working, and the technologies behind teleworking. The top 15 cities are:

1. Atlanta 109.07 2. Dallas 105.91 3. Phoenix: 105.06 4. Seattle: 102.74 5. Denver: 102.53 6. Boston: 101.90 7. Washington, D.C.: 101.48 8. San Francisco: 101.27 9. Houston: 100.42 10. Minneapolis: 98.95 11. New York City: 95.78 12. Philadelphia: 95.36 13. Los Angeles: 94.3 14. Detroit: 92.41 15. Chicago: 91.98

By Toni Bowers

Toni Bowers is the former Managing Editor of TechRepublic and is the award-winning blogger of the Career Management blog. She has edited newsletters, books, and web sites pertaining to software, IT career, and IT management issues.