Archive for June, 2011

Major medical institutions using Web Conferencing to share and advance research

June 8th, 2011

Major medical institutions using Web Conferencing to share and advance research

In an initiative called HOPE, Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital are using web conferencing to share information on AIDS and advance research around the world.

HOPE, which stands for HIV Online Provider Education, was created in 2004 to connect HIV clinicians from all over the world with the objective of exchanging ideas and advice and to create a platform of collaborative learning.

Doctors can log in easily and quickly, within 5 to 10 minutes, to share their findings on AIDS research with other colleagues on the other side of the world, said Rishabh Dev Phukan, HOPE’s program coordinator, to eWeek.

HOPE holds interactive conferences every two months in which are discussed HIV issues with attendants from Africa, China, India, Dominican Republic, the UK and the US. The conferences feature an expert which makes the topic presentation and then allows discussion between the several participants. Participants can also discuss particular cases between themselves and ask for the opinion of the clinicians present in the web conference.

Another HOPE initiative is the HIV Consult, which has several HIV clinicians providing online help and consultation to doctors with challenging cases or who are working in a limited resources setting.

The Harvard Center for AIDS Research and the Massachusetts General are also working with the McCord Hospital in South Africa using web conference to provide help and advice on AIDS treatment and specific cases.

RHUB TurboMeeting Appliance protects privacy

HOPE’s experience illustrates how web conferencing software can make a difference in medical and scientific research. allows doctors and researchers from all over the world to share their data and experience, discuss their ideas and get advice from experts, all done without leaving their institutions and wasting time.

RHUB has seen more medical clients in 2011. It is known that clinics and hospitals are especially concerned with patients’ privacy protection. When doctors hold , RHUB’s appliance-based solution could better ensure that all information is securely protected by medical institution’s own firewall.  Compared to the hosted solutions, in which meeting or seminar information will be sheltered by the hosted servers, more hospitals are opting for appliance. RHUB’s dedicated appliance gives doctors the comfort of real-time privacy protection.

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Web Collaboration market will reach $20 Billion in four years

June 7th, 2011

According to a new report called “ Global Team Collaboration Software & Audio, Video, Web Conferencing Solutions Market” by MarketsandMarkets, the web conferencing market will reach $19.97 billion by 2015, meaning  a 10.4% compound annual growth rate.

The report states that behind this exponential growth is that managers have started to realize that collaboration and web conferencing tools increase employee and business productivity. In the future, according to MarketsandMarkets, increasing productivity and cost control will determine how web conferencing software and appliances will evolve.

These tools and appliances already play an important role in businesses around the world but it is a market with an exponential growth capability. With many companies looking forward to expanding globally, web conferencing tools are the solution to overcome distances and time zones, bringing people together to work collaboratively in real time. Collaborative remote support appliances are also great to train employees and to supervise their work, allowing an employer to train and manage a team on the other side of the world.

With this exponential growth it is expected that over the next few years remote working and web conferencing systems will change the landscape of the traditional working environments. Companies with implemented remote solutions will tend to grow faster and create more jobs becoming dominant in the markets they’re in.

Appliance-based Solution: Lower your cost of collaboration

The web conferencing market is divided into three different types of service delivery: hosted, software and appliance-based services. While hosted services are the most common service available, there are some companies who provide software,  with appliance-based solutions being still relatively unknown to managers and IT professionals worldwide.

While still relatively unknown, the appliance-based systems offer the most reliable web conferencing and remote collaboration solutions.

When comparing RHUB, the leading provider of web conferencing and remote support appliances, with hosted services like WebEx, Citrix and LogMeIn, it is noticeable the RHUB’s appliance is a better solution for companies than the others because it offers more features and better quality. For example, the image quality is better over an appliance-based web conference than at a hosted solution, the same with audio in VoIP. Security wise the appliance is also a better product offering firewall protection for internal meetings and an SSL & Proprietary transmission security. RHUB’s appliance also allows to monitor employee desktops and has an unlimited number of users who can host meetings.

With the market growth with a 10.4% annual growth rate, it is expected that managers will be looking for the better solutions to implement in their companies and so it is anticipated that appliance-based systems such as RHUB will grow over the competition.

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RHUB rated among the Top 5 Web Conferencing solutions

June 3rd, 2011

, an independent website that tests web conferencing software over the internet, has rated RHUB’s TurboMeeting software among the top five web conferencing solutions and online meeting tools available.

RHUB’s TurboMeeting was ranked in fourth place, behind Citrix’s GoToMeeting, Adobe Connect 8 and Cisco’s WebEx and in front of Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2007, in a total 36 web conferencing products. Each product was tested and given a score from 0 to 10, RHUB’s web meeting tools got a score of 9.1.

“We are very proud of our product ranking and the value we bring to our customers,” said Larry Dorie, RHUB’s CEO. “We will continue to work at driving outstanding value by providing top quality, fully featured products at affordable prices.”

Behind RHUB’s fourth place and score are a number of reasons which are properly detailed by Online Meeting Tools Review. Easiness of installation, meeting setup and use are among them. Pricing, security and the fact that TurboMeeting is available for Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris are other reasons why RHUB’s software was awarded the fourth place.

According to the testers, the software is very easy to install for hosts and attendees.  They could easily access it through the browser and make simultaneous invitations available using Outlook.  A clean and well designed interface gives host s the absolute control of the meeting through the console and a single button allows users to change meeting hosts easily. Every major feature is present in the TurboMetting, from the whiteboard to desktop annotation, file sharing, meeting recording and desktop sharing.

Equally important for the achievement of the 9.1 rating was the pricing of the RHUB’s online meeting tool. Being one of the top cost efficient tools in the market, Online Meeting Tools Review has given TurboMeeting tools five stars in this department. RHUB charges $12.95 for one host and one attendee a month with an additional $1.00 for each extra attendee.

TurboMeeting received four stars in the security department because it is 128-bit SSL encrypted and is certified by GoDaddy and software licensed by Thawte Code Signing.

According to the Online Meeting Tools Review, RHUB’s TurboMeeting is the web conferencing solution best used for virtual teamwork.

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