Archive for June, 2016

How could your company profit from R-HUB’s web conferencing servers?

June 23rd, 2016

Web conferencing is changing the way we work and do business. Here come seven easy tips of how your company could make the most of R-HUB’s web conferencing servers.

Surprisingly, there is still a wide number of managers and executives that think that web conferencing is not that much useful for their businesses, but they are wrong. There is always some area of your business where web conferencing is able to increase efficiency and, subsequently, to save money.

Naturally, it is necessary to know to choose the product that is fitting for your needs in order to get real good results. In this review, I focus on the products of the Californian Company R-HUB http://www.rhubcom.com/v5/index.html

Here comes a list of seven things that your company could do better by utilizing a R-HUB’s web conferencing servers:

  • Lender Update Calls: No need to carry heavy bags full of documents any more, as through web conferences sharing documents, data and reports comes very easy and natural;
  • Weekly Sales Meetings: Consider how much fuel (and money) is saved when you do not need to make 1000 or more sales men travel to their meeting points. Not to mention the bills of the restaurants and hotels …
  • Quarterly Investor Calls: On-premise server based web conferences cannot be intercepted. Thus, a high level of privacy is ensured. And business and discretion have been always natural allies.
  • Web Presentations: Web conference tools can really make virtual rooms more comfortable than real rooms. Simply, try them and you’ll be persuaded.
  • New Product Demos: Webinars provide an easy and fast way to share knowledge (and demos) that is increasingly appreciated by an astounding number of people all over the world.
  • Hosted VoIP Phone Systems: They ensure superior quality of sounds at cheap prices and without the hassle of downloading and installing slow software with exotic names and incomprehensible instructions.
  • Network Security and Administration: It is common knowledge that on-premise server based web conferencing technology is immune from hackers and dangerous data leaks. Don’t end up like a notorious Panama’s law firm too much devoted to WP …

Naturally, this list does not exhaust the features of web conferencing in general and R-HUB’s web conferencing servers in particular. That is just a small bite to what web conferencing and R-HUB could do for your business. I leave readers the pleasure of discovering the rest by themselves.

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From real to virtual: Web Conferencing Soft Revolution

June 22nd, 2016

The fast-speed globalization process of the last few years has boosted web conferencing that has become an everyday life tool for millions of users now. Let’s have a quick outlook of what are the issues and the solutions of web conferencing.

It seems that a good 70% of people would rather web conference than travel to a meeting. Laziness is not the reason of this behavior. Travelling is expensive and web conferencing is cheap. But there is more to it than that. Video conferences, for example, show a high attention span, which implies that bosses can engage their teams better than through traditional call conferences. Last but not least, non-verbal language is fully preserved through a web conference.

If web conferencing may be considered something useful but optional at local level, it becomes an absolute need in the global market, where users need some basic features of web conferences like document sharing that are not available through an ordinary phone call. Another example is the possibility of asking something to any department in real time, no matter if it is the IT department or the administration or some other one.

So, the question simply becomes which web conferencing products to buy. This is not trivial, as the choice of a product and its underlying technology always involves many issues. In web conferencing, the main aspects to consider are:

  • Safety. Communications through the net are always at risk of being hacked or intercepted;
  • Screen sharing and number of participants. How many people can I conference in?
  • Screen quality. If we choose video web conferencing because of the importance of visual language, the quality of images is basilar;
  • License costs. In web conferencing, licenses can be per user (like in hosted systems) or flat ( they allow  you to potentially add unlimited without additional costs);
  • IT team. Some solutions need a dedicated IT team, which raises costs.

The issues above have been smartly solved by some on-premise server based web conferencing solutions, like, for example, the web conferencing servers of the company R-HUB. This Californian Company really deserves a mention among the producers of web conferencing products. Ranked as one of the top 3 brands out of 35 most recognizable brands worldwide by “Publicare” in 2014, R-HUB has over 3000 customers and 2 million end users now. Its technology merges the advantages of both hosted and on-premise server based solutions. In fact, R-HUB’s web conferencing servers are:

  • Fast and easy to install and maintain, as they are self-configuring and updating and need no dedicated IT team;
  • Scalable at zero cost, as their flat system allows you to add unlimited users at no additional cost;
  • cheap: their prices range from 395 US$ to 1495 US$;
  • Safe: no interception or hacker attack is possible when an on-premise server based technology is implemented;
  • Ensuring a good video and audio quality.

R-HUB’s web conferencing servers are so light and compact that they can be easily placed on a shelf of a library, which makes them very fitting for small businesses and non-profit organizations. For further information, please visit R-HUB web site http://www.rhubcom.com

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Five “weird” uses of web conferencing (but they are more common than you may expect).

June 21st, 2016

Web conferencing has become daily routine for many people. From organizing family meetings to attending job interviews, here comes a quick review of odd uses of this technology and some words of advice in order to make the most of it.

Who has never attended a job interview through Skype, please raise his hand. Probably nobody, right? This gives the idea of how much technology – especially computing – is pervasive. And attending job interviews is just one the many tasks that it is possible to carry out during a web conference. Let’s see some few examples:

  • Planning your wedding. Through a web conference is really easy to share information like seating arrangements, color and food choices.
  • Having family reunions. Thanks to the power of HD webcams, meeting virtual has become now like meeting real.
  • Handling a long-distance relation. Kissing each other is the only thing that you cannot do during a web conference. But they are working on it.
  • Playing games. Just have your friends into the web conference and then play away.
  • Getting (or giving) an education. Web conferences have become the most popular tool for virtual classes because of the simplicity of chatting, sharing documents and slides.

 
How to make the most of web conferencing? Here comes a couple of tips:

 

  • Don’t limit yourself to only one task. Remember that your company’s web conferencing license is not for free, so try to take full advantage of it;
  • Choose the right technology. On-premise server based solutions, for example R-HUB servers, are not only cheap, but also safe and fast;
  • Choose the right product. Not every server based solution is necessary optimal. Consider carefully the cost of maintenance, the need of an IT team, the types and costs of licenses.

Do you need an indication? Try R-HUB web conferencing servers. They are cheap and easy to use, and no maintenance is needed.

Small and silent, R-HUB web conferencing servers can be simply put on a shelf of your library. Other interesting feature is their flexibility, as R-HUB’s web conferencing servers offer a big variety of services and options.

For further information, visit their web site: http://www.rhubcom.com

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Web Conferencing services suitable for tablets and mobiles: R-HUB TurboMeeting 6 in 1.

June 19th, 2016

As everybody knows, mobiles and tablets have been increasingly utilized not only to place calls but also to work remotely. Suffice it to say that telecommuting for work has climbed by 37% in 2015 (Source: Gallup http://www.gallup.com/poll/184649/telecommuting-work-climbs.aspx). The trend has been constantly on the increase since 1995, without any substantial interruption.

Reliable and high-quality web conferencing services have thus become crucial in a scenario when almost 40% of workers work remotely. Not surprisingly, many IT companies have entered the alluring market of web conferencing services in the last few years, with the consequence that today there is a big offer of cutting–edge products on the market.

Basically, two technologies are available for web conferencing, on-premise server based services and hosted services. They have both pros and cons, for example hosted services are easy to deploy but expensive in the long term and not very safe.

The need to offer a product that can merge the advantages of these two technologies led the California brand, R-HUB, to develop an on-premise server web conferencing service that is easy to deploy, secure and cheap: R-HUB TurboMeeting 6 in 1. Last but not least, it has all the necessary features to run well on tablets and smartphones.

For example, an interesting feature of R-HUB TurboMeeting is the possibility for view-only to attend a webinar without downloading any software. This is an advantage on smartphones, which have less memory than PCs and laptops. Another of its strong points is that it is platform-independent and can be integrated with different devices, like ordinary telephones (PSTN).

R-HUB TurboMeeting reach is the broadest, since it is possible to dial in with domestic toll numbers for free audio and toll or toll-free numbers for paid audio (3,9 cents / minute), or alternatively, join through the internet with computer mic and speakers. Audio is premium quality, because only high quality telecom carriers have been selected.

Particularly well-designed is R-HUB TurboMeeting graphic interface that offers many useful functionalities for tablets and smartphones, like:

–  Full-screen video in order to maximize small device screens;

–  Scrolling of the menu of participant;

–  Switching on/off audio;

–  Raising hands also on smartphones;

–  Real time reports (cost, start and end time, caller numbers, access code, host names);

–  Recording;

–  Sharing application;

–  Supporting multi monitors.

R-HUB Turbo runs on Window, Android, iOS, Mac, and other platforms supported by browsers like Blackberry, Linux, UNIX. It is distributed under a floating license that allows unlimited access to every user at no additional cost.

The price of R-HUB on-premise server varies from $395 to $1495 according to the server model. To make a comparison with a more traditional technology, consider that R-HUB service can be paid off in only three months of subscription fees for hosted services.

Further information can be found at R-HUB web site http://www.rhubcom.com/v5/index.html

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