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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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Commonly Asked Web Conferencing Questions Answered

June 10th, 2010

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While it is true that hosting a web conference is not a major challenge, to be able to use the meeting tools to it fullest capabilities, the technology has to be understood. New customers are often wary of new technology and might shy away from adopting a new system. Below are commonly asked questions which address the concerns many potential users of web meeting software may have:

  1. What exactly is a web conference? It is the ability to host a live meeting via the Internet. It offers real time discussions online often involving people from various locations, sometimes the audience is spread across continents.
  2. Is it safe to use? This is a perfectly understandable concern as many operating system vulnerabilities are exposed by going online. With web conferencing, this is no different since despite the best efforts, unauthorized persons can sometimes enter a meeting. This kind of intrusion is extremely rare. The majority of users can rest assured that their computer firewalls and internal network security settings offer adequate protection.
  3. Is it expensive? Utilizing technology has a cost, but web meeting software pays for itself due to the cost savings it generates. The web meeting option chosen depends on a company’s specific needs and its budget. With this in mind, many providers offer attractive options that are within the reach of even small businesses.
  4. What features do I get? For the most part, basic features are the same across the board regardless of provider. These include live chat, webcam viewing and PowerPoint presentations. The differences arise with issues like guaranteed number of attendance, audio and video quality, image sharpness and speed of data transmission. When web meeting software options are compared, the differences quickly become apparent.
  5. What equipment is needed? Access to the Internet is essential for the deployment of web meeting software. Other useful pieces of equipment include speakers, headphones and microphone and sometimes a web camera. Downloads are not always necessary, as there are hosted web conference options online. Many companies may choose to use appliances which eliminate monthly user fees.

Today it takes very little time to set up a web conference. Web meeting software is experiencing increased market awareness as more companies seek ways to cut costs. There is a wealth of information online about these products and the associated benefits.

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