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The Advantages to Using a Single Platform for Business Conferencing: R-HUB Web Conferencing Servers

May 22nd, 2015

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Today, it seems as though everyone has their own preferred method for reaching out to and communicating with others. For instance, some people prefer to rely on their smartphones, while other individuals are more traditional and like to use their desktops. Along with a varied number of different communication devices being in use, those devices often times have different operating systems. While some people like Microsoft Windows, there are many people who prefer to use only Apple. Given such a wide variety of technologies and platforms now in use today, the act of bringing people together online for business meetings can often seem like an insurmountable challenge.

Yet, it doesn’t have to be that way. It is possible to get all of these varied devices to communicate with one another while simultaneously managing the details of a web conference, such as sharing files and video. The solution is to use a collaboration system that is compatible with all devices, such as R-HUB web conferencing servers. Using a single web conferencing platform works to enhance business conferencing while creating a much smoother process.

The more streamlined your communication and conferencing process, the easier it is to be productive. In today’s highly competitive business world, it is vital that your organization be able to communicate with global partners and colleagues in the most effective manner possible. Even a small glitch in communication can result in confusion, misunderstandings, and lost business opportunities. A single platform can set the stage for improved business communications.

Why Choose a Single Platform

In addition to the fact that it can be difficult to get different devices to connect with one another, there are many other ways in which a web conferencing platform can enhance business conferencing, including:

  • Participants can easily share files and video without having to do things such as opening up a new application or reformatting. This can help save a tremendous amount of time while improving overall communication capabilities. 
  • It is also possible for users to share their screen, whether it is a tablet screen or computer screen, which also helps to simplify the entire process and provide more opportunities for greater communication. 
  • Additionally, whether a participant wishes to share info via email, IM, video chat, or voice, they are able to do so, further simplifying the conference.

Since the use of a single platform is easier and quicker, you spend far less time trying to figure out how to share info. As a result, you can spend more time on the conference itself, providing the opportunity for far greater productivity. Also, since only one conferencing system is used to manage a variety of different tools, it also means that you can spend less money on other sharing devices, thus driving down business costs.

If you’re interested in learning more about, how a single business conferencing platform can help your business, give us a call at 866-758-0984 or email us at sales@rhubcom.com

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How R-HUB Web Conferencing Servers Can Save You Money on Remote Workers

May 18th, 2015

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Remote workers are rapidly are becoming increasingly common within workplaces around the world. Whether those workers are traveling salesmen, IT professionals, or simply people who live too far from the office to commute each day, having a method for communicating efficiently is a necessity. Among the best ways to accomplish this is with web conferencing. Below are just a few of the ways in which R-HUB web conferencing servers can assist you in communicating with remote workers.

Use of Webcams- The R-HUB web conferencing platform allows for the use of multiple webcams during meetings. This is quite beneficial because it can provide you with the feel of a face-to-face meeting without the need to call everyone into the office to attend the meeting. In situations in which workers are based in disparate locations, the use of web cams for web conferencing can help your organization to save a tremendous amount of money in travel expenses. That is money that you can deploy directly back into your organization for improving product development, marketing, or other areas to help boost your bottom line.

More Personalized Interaction- Communicating over the phone can only accomplish so much. It can be difficult to catch all of the nuances of communication when you are only able to communicate via audio. Web conferencing gives you the ability to benefit from true face-to-face communication for the highest quality interaction possible.

Document Sharing- The document-sharing feature gives you the ability to upload any Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or PDF file directly into your presentation. It also provides you with the opportunity to utilize annotation tools to highlight specific elements of your document. This can be great for instances in which you need to help traveling sales reps become more familiar with new products or if there is a policy change that you want to point out to remote employees. As a result, you can rest assured that everyone receives the same information at the same time while taking advantage of the opportunity to clarify points and avoid any potential confusion.

WebRTC Integration- WebRTC Integration provides the ability to call in using the built-in microphone on your computer or dial in using any telephone. This also makes it possible for you to log in online and when you call in with your phone, it will provide you with a code to link your phone number and user ID.

Not only can these features make web meetings beneficial for remote workers, but web conferencing can also help your company to save a ton of money on travel expenses. Currently, the reimbursement rate for travel mileage is nearly 58 cents per mile. If someone is driving conservatively at 60 mph, that adds up to about 58 cents per minute. Web conferencing can be utilized for just a fraction of that cost.

You may contact us at 1-866-758-0984 or email us at sales@rhubcom.com  for a quick demo so that you can see just how much web conferencing can save your company.

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Use R-HUB Web Conferencing Servers to Plan Your Next Party Online

April 17th, 2015

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Web conferencing offers a powerful online meeting solution. Frequently used by Fortune 500 companies, web conferencing makes it possible for organizations to collaborate without the need to meet face-to-face. This is a benefit that has proven to be particularly important in an increasingly global business environment. With web conferencing, organizations can meet with prospective clients, conduct training, and hold in-house meetings even when the relevant parties are scattered around the world.

While this may be among the most common ways to use such tools, web conferencing also provides a number of other functions beyond the normal day-to-day business activities.

Wedding Planning with Web Conferencing
One example of other ways in which web conferencing can be used is as an event planning tool. For instance, web conferencing can be used to plan everything from weddings to holiday parties to family reunions. The same tools that make web conferencing a must have for companies, also make it an easy way to plan your next event.

Web conferencing can prove to be an excellent tool for planning a wedding because of the many document-sharing features offered. For instance, with this feature, you can upload seating plans, invitation, menus, and much more so that everyone involved in the planning of your wedding can see everything in person. You can also leverage the benefit of fun, colorful annotation tools that allow you to highlight various elements. You can even bring new ideas into the chat box.

Planning Holiday Parties Using Web Conferencing
Such tools can also be great for planning holiday parties and other events using the video chat feature. With this feature, everyone can get together using their webcams and even share their thoughts without the need to be in the same place at the same time. All of this can be accomplished from any computer that has a microphone and a webcam. As a result, everyone is able to provide input into the event planning process.

Planning Family Events with Web Conferencing
Need to plan a summer picnic or a family reunion? Web conferencing gives you the ability to do so easily. Use the document sharing feature to upload a calendar to discuss which dates will work best for everyone. In addition, you can even add a survey that allows friends and family members to provide feedback. For instance, suppose you are considering including certain events, such as genealogy workshops to your family reunion, or want to solicit feedback from everyone regarding events they would like to have included. Using a survey is a fast and efficient way to collect information from everyone regarding their preferences.

These are just a few of the ways in which you can take advantage of web conferencing outside of the traditional work environment in order to make event planning easier and more efficient.

If you would like to receive a free demo of our web conferencing product, R-HUB Web Conferencing Servers, call us at 1-866-758-0984 or email us at sales@rhubcom.com

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6 Interesting Stats About Desktop Video Conferencing for Business

March 26th, 2015

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Are you considering upgrading to a desktop video conferencing solution in your business, but want to be sure you have all of the relevant facts and details before doing so? Making the decision to upgrade is an important decision and is not one that should be made without understanding how your business can benefit. Below are six stats about desktop video conferencing of which you should be aware in order to make a more informed decision:

  1. Increased Connectivity. When working remotely, 87% of desktop video conferencing users report feeling more connected to their teams and colleagues. Connected teams are able to benefit from a clear understanding of work tasks and thus are able to work more efficiently, which can drive increased productivity.
  2. In-Person Communication. While important, verbal communication only accounts for 35 percent of all communication. For this reason, there are numerous occasions when picking up the telephone simply is not enough. In order to truly understand and relate to one another, we must be able to see facial expressions. Desktop video conferencing provides face-to-face communication without the need to be in physical proximity with one another. As a result, even when teams are in different geographic locations, they can still benefit from in-person communication.
  3. Elimination of Need to Travel for Face-to-Face Communication. 95 percent of working professionals believe that face-to-face communication actually improves the quality of communication. By deploying desktop video conferencing solutions, it is possible to enjoy face-to-face communication from any location without the need to travel.
  4. Effective Alternative to Inability to Meet in Person. 54 percent of professionals think that if you are not able to meet in person, desktop video conferencing is the next best thing to meeting in person. This number is more than double the percentage of people who believe that telephone calls are the most effective form of communication.
  5. Complements Smartphone Technology. By the year 2016, 70 percent of video conference calls will be made from mobile devices. In the smartphone age in which we now live, mobile devices are increasingly chosen over standard PCs. As mobile technology continues improving, more people will opt to use their smart-phones for making video conference calls.
  6. Ability to Work from Alternate Locations. 94 percent of workers believe that they would be able to work better from home. Desktop video conferencing offers an effective communication solution that makes it possible for people to work from any location they choose, whether that is a home office, local café, or even their dining table.

As you can see, all of the most current statistics indicate that desktop video conferencing will be an increasingly popular and vital tool for business communication in the years to come. If you are considering upgrading to a desktop video conferencing solution and would like to experience desktop video conferencing for yourself, we invite you to sign up for a free trial with the R-HUB desktop video conferencing solution at http://www.rhubcom.com

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How Conducting Webinars using R-HUB Web Conferencing Solutions Helps your B2B Business Grow

March 18th, 2015

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Webinars can be a highly effective tool for business-to-business marketing. Previously, the only way that a B2B business could deliver a message to large audience was to hold a conference or seminar, a method that required travel expenses as well as attendees to juggle their schedules. Today, technological advances have made it possible to replace such old school methods with web-based seminars or webinars.

With these modern tools, it is possible to deliver the exact same message without participants needing to spend money on expensive travel or take time from their busy schedules in order to travel to a central location. A highly versatile tool, webinars are now being used to achieve a variety of different business goals. As a result, webinars have become one of the best tools available for B2B marketing. Below are just a few of the ways in which webinars can be used for B2B marketing purposes:

Developing Business Contacts
If you are attempting to break into a new industry, webinars can be used to introduce your business while building your brand name and connecting in a more interactive manner with attendees. By providing the audience with the ability to interact with the speaker, business becomes more personal. The strong connection also helps to build credibility.

Product Promotions
Webinars provide the ideal platform for promoting and selling new products. Using webinars, speakers are able to show off what makes their product unique and stand out from the competition through live demos, video clips, and photographs. The ability to provide product demos can be particularly beneficial when your service or product is complex in nature and is best explained or demonstrated live. Decision makers will also be able to benefit from the ability to receive live resources and answers to any lingering questions. After the webinar is concluded, guests can be directed easily to a sales page to close the deal.

Training
In the past, when you needed to provide training to new customers, it often meant sending a sales rep out into the field. With webinars, you can deliver training in a cost-effective, interactive, and convenient manner to provide new customers with the training they need in order to be successful with your service or product.

Lower Expenses
Holding seminars and conferences can take a huge bite out of your business’s budget. By hosting a webinar, you can attain the same benefits at just a fraction of the cost. The money that you would have spent on travel arrangements as well as renting facilities and the myriad of other expenses associated with hosting a conference can instead be reinvested into other areas of your business.

Along with the benefits listed above, webinars can also assist your business in growing a global presence, capturing more sales leads, and maintaining better relationships with clients. As a result, you can leverage the opportunity to develop new sources of revenues.

To learn more about how webinars can enhance your business, check out our R-HUB web-casting solutions today at http://www.rhubcom.com

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