Dr Yvette Blount joined Macquarie University in 2005. Prior to her academic career, Yvette worked in senior and consulting roles in the banking and IT industries. Yvette is the Research Coordinator for the Australian Anywhere Working Research Network. Yvette's areas of expertise include how telework provides organisations with sustainable competitive advantage by enhancing service quality and the implications for employee management when implementing new technologies in the service sector. Her research program utilises multidisciplinary approaches to investigate how information systems are utilised by organisations to achieve their business objectives. Other research areas include information systems theory and technologies in learning and teaching. This combination of research and industry experience provides a strong basis for teaching the real world contexts of information systems.