Posts Tagged ‘cost-effective’

Breadth and Depth of Deploying Real-Time Collaboration Tools

January 22nd, 2015

Over the past several years, real-time collaboration tools have matured to the point that the value of such tools has become clearly obvious. In fact, as real-time collaboration tools become easier to use and more oriented toward multimedia and mobile, practically everyone in business can benefit from these tools.

The Benefits of Real-Time Collaboration Tools

Perhaps the biggest benefit offered by real-time collaboration tools is increased productivity. It is now possible to communicate more succinctly and quickly with customers, coworkers, service providers, partners and anyone else with whom you need to communicate regularly using real-time collaboration tools.Along with helping to save time, collaboration tools also help to reduce expenses. Regardless of industry, in every business each employee has associated with him or her a cost of necessary tools that must be provided in order to allow that employee be as productive as possible. Such tools might include a computer, desk, telephone, etc. Companies are increasingly finding that real-time collaboration tools are now a necessity that must be added to the list. Even so, rather than increasing the cost burden of outfitting a new employee, real-time collaboration tools offer a cost-effective solution.

The benefits offered by such tools will naturally vary significantly within a department. Furthermore, the type of tool utilized might also vary among specific departments. In order to manage this environment, many companies will perform ROI estimates to justify both where and when such tools should be deployed. This type of broad-swipe approach, by its very nature, will deny tools to many employees who would be able to ultimately benefit from them. The constraints that such analyses are coping with include cost, multiple vendors for IT support and disparate vendors.

The best practice solution is an approach that allows for easy breadth and depth deployment, such as R-HUB TurboMeeting. With TurboMeetings 6-in-1 approach, every department in a typical business has a tool that can be leveraged for greater productivity. From Webinars to Meeting software to Remote Support and Remote Access, there is a capability for every need.

No Limitations on Usage

One of the most common cost-related problems that many organizations encounter when choosing a real-time collaboration tools is the limitations placed on the number of users. Consequently, the process of deploying such tools in an organization can become very expensive very fast. TurboMeeting’s floating licenses make it essentially free to deploy as deep as you would like in an organization. When the company receives a ROI with just the power users alone, additional return can be gained by providing access to more casual users. There is absolutely no cost for the floating license aspect.

Industry experts continue to point to 2015 as the year of integration. Real-time collaboration tools serve as the lynchpin for such integration. As such tools become increasingly integrated into business processes; employees in all departments are afforded a single place where they can accomplish their work.

Are you interested in learning more about real-time collaboration tools available through RHUB? If so, contact us today at 866-758-0984 or email us at  sales@rhubcom.com for a demo.

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A Few Considerations for Choosing an Effective Web Conferencing Solution.

September 24th, 2013

The lion’s share of Web conferencing users are currently relying on hosted services for their Webcasting solutions, primarily because they aren’t aware that better options exist. But first, let’s give credit where credit’s due, hosted services are generally easy to deploy, and they come in handy when you need to conduct a live broadcast on-the-go, while you’re away from the office.

Why There’s a Better Way Than Hosted Services

But hosted solutions aren’t nearly as secure as the two on-premise alternatives described below. One reason for this is because hosted services are deployed over the Internet, which leaves your company’s video Webcast content susceptible to the wiles of the Internet underworld. Now, we don’t mean to sound like alarmists, but just consider the logic of the following question: If a safer solution exists for sharing your Web conferences, wouldn’t you prefer to use that option over something less secure? Naturally.

Plus, let’s not forget that hosted solutions cost over time. As long as you’re subscribed to such a service, then you’re going to continue paying its ongoing costs. This sort of perpetual expense might not be a concern for every company, but we suspect that every smart business weighs the difference between upfront costs versus long-term service charges. Without question, the initial investment of an on-premise solution is much more cost-effective over time.

On-Premise Solutions: Better Security for a Better Price

On-premise software or an on-premise appliance both give you much more security than a hosted service. These on-premise options operate behind client-company firewalls, giving you another barrier of protection. So, what we’re talking about here is the difference between “private clouds,” which exist internally within a company, and “public clouds” or the wild and wonderful World Wide Web.

Here at RHUB, it’s no secret that we believe on-premise software is a step in the right direction, but we still believe the best option for Web conferencing is an on-premise appliance, which is what we offer with our RHUB 6-in-1 Web Conferencing Appliance. In just one appliance, your company gets Web conferencing, remote support, audio conferencing, video conferencing, remote access and Webinar capabilities. Why do we prefer an on-premise application over on-premise software? RHUB feels that the two biggest problems with on-premise software are its high upfront cost, and it is notoriously difficult to deploy.

RHUB Believes in Making Your Life Easier

Who said Webcast technologies can’t be easy? Why shouldn’t your business Webcasts be simple? RHUB believes you should save your time and energy for more pertinent “heavy lifting,” such as landing that big account or having smooth-sailing, live Webcast face-time with your family while you’re away on business. You’re far too busy — and your time is too valuable — to be burdened with a steep learning curve.

These are solely considerations of your own time, but what about the productivity of your overall organization? In 2010, a study called “The Work Design Collaborative” found that the time-consuming learning curve for implementing new technological programs took most organizations between 15 to 18 months before they began to see their productivity return. In today’s hungry business climate, that’s far too long to be out-of-commission. Obviously, an easy-to-use alternative (such as RHUB’s 6-in-1 appliance) can significantly reduce this learning curve and ease the burdens on your company’s time and money.

The Name You’ll Remember (Precisely Because You’re Not Forced to Hear It in Every Meeting)

Does it make sense for your company to pay money to create a Webcast recording only to hear the intrusive, name-dropping
advertisements of the Web conferencing service provider? It doesn’t make sense to RHUB, either. We enable you to brand your meetings with the name of your organization — not ours.

So, if you’re tired of paying relentless service charges or wrestling with a less secure system that’s difficult to use, then your friends at RHUB welcome you to prowl on over to our Web site to learn more: RHUB

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