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What are the Most Popular tools to Manage a Virtual Team?

May 21st, 2017

A quick overview of some of the most popular tools that helps to manage remote workers, from Dropbox to TurboMeeting.

It seems that virtual teams are more productive and efficient than traditional teams. Is that the reason why going virtual has become so popular in any digital and non-digital industry today? In any case, almost every manager will certainly have to deal with virtual teams and remote workers in next future. Therefore, be wise and ride the changes by starting to learn the ropes of virtual team management right by now. A fundamental step is to get an idea of which tools are available on the market for the purpose.

R-HUB TurboMeeting

Let’s start this quick overview with TurboMeeting (http://www.rhubcom.com), a suite of servers for virtual conferencing developed by R-HUB, a company based in San Diego.  A TurboMeeting server is an all-in-one solution that enables clients to perform a huge set of tasks, likehosting video and audio conferences and having access/giving support to remote computers. It is also a good solution for collaboration.

TurboMeeting strong points are:

Its intuitive GUI that is easy to learn and use and that provides you with all the necessary functionalities to interact with your team in real time quickly and efficiently.

Its lightweight and compact size that allows user to get rid of server rooms and server cabinets.

– Its being self-installing and self-updating machines. TurboMeeting servers do not require any devoted IT team and they scale up to 3000 participants per conference  without additional costs, as R-HUB adopted a flat license policy.

It is safe. The on-premise server based technology that R-HUB use is deemed as the most reliable and secure. This makes TurboMeeting a great solution in industries that needs extra care for data protection.

Google Apps

Google does not mean only the most popular search engine of the world. Among the several activities of this famous brand, we find also office and communication tools that are daily used by thousands of clients throughout the world, like Google Doc, Google Calendar, Gmail Chat). They are all applications, which mean that it is not necessary to bring home any piece of hardware.

Google Apps strong points are, in my opinion:

  • There is a free version of each tool that enables users to utilize almost every feature of the paid versions. This makes Google Apps really cheap and in everyone’s reach. Small organizations and start-up with budget constraints will love it.
  • Their design and layout looks very similar to Microsoft office. Google Doc mimes perfectly Microsoft Office, at the point that I had nothing new to learn when I was asked to use it for professional purposes. So, no retraining is necessary for your remote workers.
  • You can use Gmail with your .com domain name, which gives a professional appearance to your email communication.

Yammer

Described as a social network for companies, Yammer is featured by a social media-like atmosphere similar to Facebook. Among its users, we found giants like 7-Eleven, eBay and Groupon.

Yammer strong points:

  • Social media-like atmosphere: Micro blogging, profiles, groups, private messaging, file uploads are some of the functionalities of this tool that applies the principles of Facebook design to virtual work environments.
  • Tested directly from Yammer. Their team is completely virtual and global, being composed of thousands of distant workers spread throughout the planet. Therefore, the team that test Yammer is the same that use it.

Dropbox

Dropbox is not exactly a collaboration tool, being purposely and specifically designed to share files of any sort thought the internet. It’s free, which makes it a popular solution despite its evident limitations, like the impossibility to implement read-only permissions for certain users.

Basecamp

This on-line collaboration tool is expressly designed for virtual team managers. Basecamp is not only about sharing information; it offers all the necessary functionalities to carry on with your team projects.

Basecamp strong points:

  • Purposely designed to manage teams. Basecamp allows you to perform almost all daily tasks that are necessary to manage your team. This allows you to stop using dozens of different applications to fulfill each individual managerial task.
  • Very rich in features. It is possible to share documents and files, to arrange virtual and real meetings, to set deadlines, to create to-do lists for your team members, and more.
  • Ease of use. You can see at glance what needs to be done and who is responsible for that.

If you are interested in tools for working from remote, you are going to find more resources on R-HUB`s blog at http://www.rhubcom.com

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Best web conferencing software for a small non-profit?

January 19th, 2016

An R-HUB HD video conferencing and web conferencing server (www.rhubcom.com) is an affordable alternative. It supports up to 30 webcams and 8 monitors at each end point to support a telepresence experience. It starts at $1,495. The installation is a plug-and-play. After installed, the server runs 24 x 7. The hardware is a reliable network appliance just like a router and no IT maintenance is needed. The software is self-updated.

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Best Web Conferencing Tools

July 30th, 2015

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With R-HUB Web Conferencing Servers, you gain the ability to hold fast and easy meetings, instant collaboration and more on desktops, laptops, iPhones, iPads, Windows, MAC, etc. R-HUB Web Conferencing product, TurboMeeting, increases productivity throughout your organization.

Your R-HUB conferencing server gives you the real-time collaboration features you need to keep your company competitive. With R-HUB web conferencing, you can give sales presentations, product demos, and collaborate interactively. TurboMeeting is perfect to meet all of your meeting and collaboration needs with a rich set of features. R-HUB Communications aims to solve escalating cost problems with the TurboMeeting series of conferencing appliances, which not only brings web conferencing services in-house, but also adds remote support, remote control, and remote access technologies.

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GoToMeeting

GoToMeeting is used for both meetings and web conferences. Three different products are available: GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, and GoToTraining. All products allow desktop and application sharing, one-click recording, drawing tools, voice conferencing abilities, and more. You can start meetings from Microsoft Office, email, or instant messaging tools. Perhaps best of all, meetings can also be accessed from a MAC, PC, iPad, iPhone, or Android device.

WebEX

WebEx is an excellent service that provides you with unlimited online meetings. With this, you receive high-quality videos, phone conferencing, and mobile access (including the iPad), so that you are able to host and attend meetings while you are on the go. You even gain the ability to have up to 25 people in a meeting and see up to six webcams on screen at the same time. Their online collaboration tools, such as note taking, white boarding, and annotations make it great for working with groups.

MeetingBurner

MeetingBurner is not just a great place to hold online meetings (directly in the browser with no downloads required), it’s also good for hosting webinars and sharing your screen. It includes Skype integration, conference lines, and one-click recording and sharing. You will also receive analytics for your meetings so that you are able to see how your guests interact with your content. Due to its fast load times and easy-to-use interface, it’s one of the most popular services for online meetings. Best of all, the service is free.

Meetin.gas

Meetin.gs allows you to get started in less than 60 seconds and provides you with the convenience of creating new meetings via a bookmarklet in addition to using the website. Not only can you create meetings yourself and participate from any device, but you can create and edit them together with participants. It’s also a great place to edit documents together with a group. Also, anyone can mail in notes and other materials via email.

Jabbster

Jabbster is aimed at people who want to privately keep in touch with family and friends, yet the platform is also well suited to holding online meetings. While it does not provide real-time meetings via video, like MeetingBurner, it does allow you to create private groups where you can share photos, events, and contact info. You will be able to have threaded discussions, which means it’s a lot like having your own private social networking platform with a few additional benefits.

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R-HUB Web Conferencing Servers – Driving Productivity Deeper into the Organization with Cost Benefits

June 18th, 2015

Have you ever found yourself wondering how much an online meeting costs you? What would be the cost if you have more than just one participant in a meeting? Which tools should you use? What are the best tools? If you are thinking about all of these questions: we have a solution for you. And, you guessed it right. It’s R-HUB Web Conferencing Servers.

R-HUB web conferencing servers are appliances that provide six functionalities in one box. It’s a 6-in-1 Server:

  • Web Conferencing
  • Video Conferencing
  • Audio Conferencing
  • Remote Support
  • Remote Access
  • Webinar 

So, it is no longer necessary to switch tools for conducting an online meeting and providing a remote support or hosting a video conference. R-HUB handles everything by providing you with the above functionalities, all in one convenient box.

Now, imagine for a moment that you have signed up for 50 participants with a hosted online meeting service provider. Let’s say it was WebEx. What if you want to provide remote support to your participants, as well? You are stuck. You will need to sign up with a remote support service provider, such as LogMeIn, in order to provide remote support, which is an additional cost burden.

With R-HUB, there is no need to worry. You can conduct online meetings and provide remote access or remote support services to your customers at the same time. This can result in a significant cost saver, as you invest only one time and gain access to R-HUB appliance for lifetime. No further costs at all. One of our customers, who was involved in the manufacturing industry quoted R-HUB software TurboMeeting as “with TurboMeeting 400 people have access versus 50 with WebEx.”

You can even conduct a HD desktop video conference with 30 participants at one time. In addition, you can have HD Free VOIP Audio Conferencing service absolutely free available from R-HUB. Just imagine the costs that you will be able to save if you purchased a R-HUB web conferencing server, by viewing the graphs below.

Let’s say you are conducting a meeting with two hosts: one host and one participant. With R-HUB, your cost remains unchanged for 24 months, i.e. $1,434. Now, see the cost increase if you subscribe to other hosted service providers.

  • For WebEx, you end up paying $2,352 for 24 months
  • For LogMeIn, you end up paying $6,192 for 24 months
  • For WebEx + LogMeIn, you end up paying $8,544 for 24months

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Now, let’s say you are conducting a meeting with 10 participants; one host and nine attendees. Again, for R-HUB, the cost remains unchanged at just $1,434 for 24 months. But, now we see the increase in costs if you are using hosted solutions:

  • For WebEx, you end up paying $11,760, for 24 months
  • For LogMeIn, you end up paying $30,960 for 24 months
  • For WebEx + LogMeIn, you end up paying $42,720 for 24 months

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See the cost difference above? If you purchase R-HUB web conferencing servers, you gain a huge cost benefit.

So, if you are still not satisfied with the above cost comparison and are still wondering why you should go with R-HUB, here are the answers:

R-HUB conferencing servers give you the real-time collaboration features you need to keep your company competitive.

  • You can own your R-HUB server with just 3-10 months of subscription fees
  • You can support unlimited users and unleash productivity for every employee.
  • You can have on premise: security, branding, integration.
  • R-HUB web conferencing servers are easy to use and give you fastest speed.
  • No download of any kind and platform independent
  • No more limits on employee access
  • No more monthly subscription fees
  • No more third-party surveillance risks
  • No more limits on how your company, your employees, and your customers can communicate.

Feeling excited?  Sign up for a 30-day free trial today at http://www.rhubcom.com or contact our sales team at 866-758-0984 or email us at sales@rhubcom.com to get your queries answered.

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Enjoying the Benefits of Multi Monitor Support for Online Meetings with RHUB Web Conferencing Servers

September 23rd, 2014

Research shows that based on the type of work done, multi-monitors can provide the basis for increasing productivity by as much as 50 percent. Multi-monitor, also sometimes referred to as multi-display or multi-head, refers to the use of multiple physical display devices for the purpose of increasing the area available for computer programs that operate on a single computer system.

With RHUB Web Conferencing Servers, you gain the ability to support your customers who possess multiple monitors. Consequently, you gain the ability to navigate between monitors while in a session. In addition to helping you make a better impression, multiple monitors also help you to be more productive, provided that you know how to use them effectively. Read on for tips on how to put multiple monitors to work for you.

Using Multiple Monitors for Presenters
With RHUB, a presenter with multiple monitors can opt to display a specific monitor or choose to show the entire desktop, which is comprised of more than one monitor.

 

Using Multiple Monitors for Supporter

In TurboMeeting, an individual who is providing Remote Support to a computer with multiple monitors is provided with the option to display the entire desktop or display individual monitors.

For many of us, the use of multiple monitors has become so commonplace that we would find it difficult to give them up. If you have become accustomed to using multiple monitors, you may well have found that they help you to be more productive.

Below are several excellent reasons to use dual monitors:

  • According to published studies, using a dual monitor in the workplace can increase productivity by as much as 50 percent. For instance, if you work as a computer programmer, you may find that the ability to display source code on one monitor and your program on the other monitor would be beneficial.
  • In true multi-tasking, you need a sufficient amount of screen space to maintain two or more apps in full view at the same time. The ability to keep multiple apps completely open at the same time is a feature that you are certain to appreciate. Web designers and customer service reps are just two examples of professionals who would be able to benefit from dual monitors.
  • Cutting and pasting between documents can also be accomplished much easier when you do not need to alt-tab between the documents and scroll between them. This feature can be particularly beneficial for creating PowerPoint presentations and newsletters.
  • Video and picture editing can also prove to be much more effective with the use of dual monitors. You gain the ability to have all of your necessary editing tools in view on one screen while you actually work on the project on the other screen. With this option, you can compare before as well as after views of your project to allow for better results.
  • You will also find it is much easier to compare products with dual monitors. For instance, you can opt to display the specs for two video cameras in a side-by-side manner in separate browser windows.
  • Dual monitors also provide a much better experience for video and gaming. With this option, you gain increased visibility as well as the opportunity to stream video on one screen while working on another screen.
  • New multi-monitor features are also available through Windows 8, including the ability to utilize various backgrounds on each individual monitor, use multiple taskbars, and have your background image span multiple screens.

Are you interested in having Dual Monitor Support? To obtain more information on how you can setup RHUB web conferencing servers for multi monitors, contact us at 866-758-0984 or email us at sales@rhubcom.com

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