Posts Tagged ‘mobile devices’

Take Advantage of Guaranteed Attendance During Online Meetings with RHUB Web Conferencing Servers

August 31st, 2014

If you have used web conferencing in the past, there is a good chance that you have experienced trouble with attendees not being able to join your conference due to a variety of reasons. When this occurs, it can create problems with the entire conference. Along with causing massive levels of frustration for everyone, these types of issues can also take away valuable time from your attendees when they are forced to download client software that may not even work for them. Among the most common reasons that meeting attendees fail to join a conference include:

  • Computer locked down by corporate IT policies to prevent the installation of software
  • Computers blocked by proxy servers or firewalls
  • Meeting client software installation blocked by anti-spy and anti-virus software
  • Attendees attempting to join from platforms that are unsupported, such as UNIX, Linux, Mac, mobile devices, etc.
  • Computers missing proper Flash or Java Virtual Machine installation

Despite these challenges, it is possible to command 100 percent attendance. With RHUB Web Conferencing Servers, you can take advantage of Guaranteed Attendance across all platforms. This is because RHUB provides the first universal attendance web conferencing solution. This is accomplished by bypassing the roadblocks that typically prevent attendees from joining a conference.

First, meeting attendees are not required to download any type of software, Flash, Java Applet, or other type of software in order to attend the conference. This ensures that even if their corporate IT policy prevents downloading software, they can still join your conference.

Additionally, attendees are able to join your meetings and view your presentations provided they are able to view a Web 2.0 sight like Google Maps with a browser for the following platforms: Mac, Windows, Unix, Linux, iPad, iPhone, or Windows Mobile (with Opera). There are now worries that an unsupported platform will prevent your attendees from joining your meeting.

In fact, joining a meeting is as simple as clicking on or typing a URL. Within just a few seconds, your attendees will be able to join your meeting. The only thing that might prevent your attendees from joining would be if they have extremely slow Internet speeds.

Curious about how Guaranteed Attendance works? When an attendee joins your meeting, he or she will see the guaranteed attendance URL on the join-meeting page. From the URL, your attendee will be able to join your session from any platform and using any browser without the need to begin any download of any type.

Consequently, your participants are guaranteed to be able to attend using RHUB Web Conferencing Servers. In the event that your attendees do not join your RHUB Web Conferencing meetings, you can contact us for a refund of your current monthly subscription. It’s that simple.

Would you like to find out more and even give our RHUB Web Conferencing Servers a try? Contact us at 866-758-0984 or email us at sales@rhubcom.com to learn more about how you can get started.

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Shifting Sands: Social Media and Mobile Devices

October 1st, 2013

Just as the advent of the modern printing press completely revolutionized the method and rate at which we circulated information and ideas, social media platforms have once again changed our world by connecting its inhabitants both nationally and internationally — in an instant!

So-called “breaking news” nowadays has a very short shelf life, because within mere moments, a big news event will be widespread common knowledge from simply trending on Twitter. A video that was shot in one small corner of the earth can quickly reach mainstream consciousness from going viral on YouTube.

Therefore, acknowledging these undeniably effective media, it’s important to understand that these new means of spreading information have affected the way we communicate, both on a personal level and in our business-related interactions.

These facts lead to a logical trend whereby many companies worldwide are trying to harness the power of social media to further their business concept. What power? Consider these numbers: In Facebook’s second quarter report from July 2013, the social media titan reported that it had 1.15 billion monthly active users and 699 million daily active users. Facebook’s mobile monthly active users were reported at 819 million. And though Twitter releases its statistic less frequently, in 2011 Twitter reported that it had more than 100 million active users worldwide.

Facebook and Twitter are the top dogs when it comes to social media marketing. Countless companies are tapping into the power of Facebook and Twitter, in hopes of promoting their products and connecting with their clients. But Harvard Business Review reports that out of 2,100 companies, only 12 percent of companies believe they’re using social media effectively, while 43 percent consider themselves ineffective users.

Another trend we’re seeing in our interconnected, business landscape is a mass migration toward the usage of mobile devices. In June of 2013, the Monetate Ecommerce Quarterly’s first quarter report shows that the use of tablets and smartphones nearly doubled since June of 2012. As a result of this rise in usage for mobile devices, businesses now need to adapt to a customer base of mobile device users.

According to “The Mobile Economy 2013” by A.T. Kearney, 3.2 billion people use mobile communications. The trend is shifting from traditional desktop — and even laptop usage — to more portable devices, like smartphones and tablets.

In light of these shifting sands, RHUB stands ready to assist your business or organization into making a smooth transition from a stationary office setup to an always-on- the-move workforce. Meetings are no longer confined to just one stationary location; business is now conducted through a Webcasting company like RHUB, whose Web conferencing capabilities will connect your staff with other remote participants from around the country or around the world! To learn more about how your company can capitalize on the trends of social media and mobile devices, visit our Web site here: RHUB.

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When You Need to Be in Two Places at Once

September 30th, 2013

In the world of business, events can happen very quickly. This type of high-speed demand can require you to be in more than one place — simultaneously.

Imagine your company is based out of Sacramento, but you’re closing a deal on a merger with your associate in New York City with a third party from Atlanta. So, as you and your Atlanta business partner converge on the gathering in New York, you may have some significant, last-minute details to sort out before the meeting. But time is short. Is this impossible?

Rest assured, it’s not impossible — not anymore. Through the miracle of Web conferencing and Webcast service providers like RHUB, your business can employ effective Webcast solutions that will enable you to finish your planning while you’re en route.

For instance, during your threehour layover at the Chicago O’Hare International Airport, instead of watching the cable news channel or munching on airport cinnamon buns, you could wrap up those final merger details with your Atlanta partner in a mobile Web conference.

Investing in RHUB’s mobile conferencing services and online meetings empowers your business and its employees with the ability to connect through live video broadcasting from essentially anywhere. And through RHUB’s remote access capabilities, you can have instantaneous access to your desktop computer.

RHUB’s powerful webcast tools allow your employees to be free from their desks and out and about, representing your company and making connections with prospective customers and clients.

Now employees can be proactively engaged in building more business relationships because mobile devices like smartphones and tablets enable them to connect, even when they’re in transit.

Mobile phones enable your employees to participate in a conference from their own personal devices. These Webcast tools allow you to see who is planning to attend a meeting and to know who is currently speaking while a meeting is in progress. Plus, smartphones permit your employees to text other participants directly, as well as the whole virtual conference room to help facilitate communications.

The mobilization that’s now available through a Webcast company like RHUB can help your business to get outside the office and into this brave new world of 21st century business. And RHUB is ready to assist you. To learn more about our mobile conferencing and remote access solutions, visit our Web site: RHUB.

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Four Steps to Mastering Mobile Meetings.

September 5th, 2013

Mobile meetings have become commonplace in our modern business world. Conferencing services have enabled businesses to give their users more flexible alternatives to being bound to a desk in an office.

Through these conferencing solutions, we now have the capability to run an on-the-go business at our convenience, while our participants access their meeting tools from essentially any location. Mobile meetings can empower your organization with several benefits, especially when your team employs these four following tips:

1. If You Fail to Plan, You Plan to Fail.

Even though a mobile meeting seems more casual, it’s still ideal to have an agenda to assist you in covering all your talking points efficiently. Primary stakeholders should decide which topics should be covered and which goals should be pursued going forward. And as with Web video conferencing, the agenda should be sent to each participant prior to the meeting to assist your attendees in their preparation and for keeping the conversation on course.

2. Define Your Objectives

Having planned your meeting with its agenda items, your participants should be informed of your main objectives from the beginning. Declaring your objectives helps your participants to align their expectations for the meeting with the plan you envisioned. Be clear and state your goals plainly, such as, “The purpose of this meeting is …” And at the conclusion of your mobile meeting, it can be helpful to summarize your team’s newfound progress with your main objectives.

3. Streamline Meeting Frequency

Avoid scheduling meetings that are essentially a planning session for what you’re going to talk about at your next meeting. Scheduling redundant meetings can hinder your company’s efficiency and your employees’ attentiveness, even if they’re merely mobile meetings. When using mobile video conferencing, for example, a business that operates smoothly might consolidate its status reports. Communicating minor updates can be done through electronic means, such as texting or e-mail, thereby eliminating unnecessary meetings.

4. Create Your Own App

Last but not least, app development can help a business create something unique while also giving employees convenient access through their mobile devices. Access restrictions can also be designed within an app to prohibit unauthorized parties from connecting to company calls. Your meetings will be more secure, and your staff will have opportunities to participate in meetings while on the go.

Efficient mobile meetings are an effective tool for building and strengthening your company’s communication strategy. Conferencing services enable your staff to connect from just about anywhere through their smartphones and tablets. Happy meeting! Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to take this call …

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