Posts Tagged ‘live Webcast’

Don’t Be Afraid! “Universal Attendance” Is Guaranteed

October 9th, 2013

Since October is here and jack-o’-lanterns
are starting to adorn neighborhood
porches. RHUB has two scary stories for
you from the world of Web conferencing.
Have either of the following nightmarish
scenarios ever happened to you?

Scary Story 1:
You have a great new
product line that you’re
genuinely excited about
releasing. You’ve developed it for months, and the time has finally come to present it to the board and to other key investors. And since your major contacts are all remotely located, you decide the best way to pitch your product is during a big Webcast event. All these busy people are finally confirmed and planning to attend.

But it’s time to begin and your attendance numbers are very low. Worse yet — your primary investors aren’t present. What happened?

They actually tried to show up, but they were unable to join your live event Webcast because some of their computers were locked down under the protection of their corporate I.T. policies, which have prevented them from installing your Webcasting software. And others were not permitted to attend because of similar firewall and server blockages. Heartbreaking. Or what about this terrifying scenario?

Scary Story 2:
Something has gone wrong with your biggest client’s account. Time is of the essence. You’re absolutely positive that you can clear up the misunderstanding and right the ship again, if you can just coordinate a quick video Webcast with the client and your sales team. No problem. You should be able to save your top account and have everything resolved before dinner time.

Your live Webcast has been scheduled. The client is giving you a chance to make things right. Your nervous sales team is connected with you … but your V.I.P. client never shows. But she tried! What happened? Was it an anti-virus or anti-spy software blockage? Was she running an unsupported platform, like Mac, Linux or Unix? Or was it something like a wrong (or missing) Java Virtual Machine or Flash installation? Who knows? In fact, you’ll never know … because that client is gone forever.

RHUB: A Happy Ending
In a competitive business world, these types of horror stories are indeed scary, and unfortunately, true. But never fear — RHUB is here with the first Web conferencing solution that’s truly capable of guaranteeing what we call “universal attendance,” which means everybody can attend.

That’s right! For your view-only attendees, there is nothing to download, which means that no firewalls or group policies or anti-virus protection can prevent your intended attendees from joining your meetings. We can literally guarantee the attendance!

And by the way, when your attendees join an RHUB Web conference production, it is fast. It takes fewer than five seconds — not minutes — to join a meeting.

Another reason we call it “universal attendance” is because your attendees can join a meeting from any operating system, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Unix, etc., as well as any PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad or Android device with a browser.

So, with 100 percent attendance guaranteed, the only things in the cold outside your meeting doors this fall will be trick-or-treaters, not your would-be attendees. RHUB invites you to let go of tricky Web conferencing solutions and treat yourself to the sweet guarantee of universal attendance. Visit our Web site to learn more: RHUB.

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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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