Posts Tagged ‘Remote Access’

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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How RHUB Helped AltaPointe Health Systems Support Multiple Locations

January 13th, 2015

AltaPointe Health Systems is a company providing high quality behavioral health services that are focused on promotion of recovery and wellness. They are offering their services in several counties in Alabama and it seems that their business is expanding more and more. AltaPointe was founded about 60 years ago and today they are the largest regional community behavioral health provider in Alabama. They currently have a staff of 1.100 clinical and non-clinical members. One of the main reasons why AltaPointe is so popular and why the number of people using their service is constantly increasing is the fact that they are following the latest trends in both medicine and technology.

As mentioned before, AltaPointe operates in several counties in Alabama so it is no surprise why they have multiple sites. All these sites need IT support. They have tried using Virtual Private Networks but it turned out that this solution won’t work because it was working very slowly. The reason behind that were certain bandwidth problems. Besides the need for remote support, they needed desktop sharing and web conferencing in order to conduct efficient training sessions. Since this is a large company that constantly hires new employees they need a lot of staff training and these personnel usually comes from different remote locations. This was a really costly activity because they were losing both time and money for travel reimbursement.

All these things have changed once AltaPointe Health purchased a RHUB TM500 Real-Time Collaboration Hub. This RHUB product comes with five meeting rooms and support for 20 users. The TM500 component can conduct multiple, concurrent training and remote support sessions. TurboMeeting allows remote support and web conferencing. Thanks to the appliance of TurboMeeting the staff at AltaPointe had the chance to engage in remote support activities that are not different from those they had for web browsing. All the problems they had with the VPN solution including bandwidth problems were gone. Establishing remote connections was flawless and they didn’t waste time on reconnections or lost connections. The only thing an attendee needs is ID information and link. Once they fill this information they will be connected in the same moment.

Of course, one of the biggest benefits of RHUB TM500 Real-Time Collaboration Hub for AltaPointe can be seen in the training costs. The training cost was significantly reduced. New employees didn’t have to lose time by traveling to a certain location where they can get proper training. The company on the other hand didn’t have to pay for travel reimbursement. This means that thanks to RHUB they were able to increase productivity and efficiency too. Since the server supports presence of many attendees at once the training process runs quickly and without any delays. It is no wonder why all of their remote sites use TurboMeeting appliance. The remote support and web conferencing are working all the time. The installation process was fast and went without any problems. On top of that, the software is constantly upgraded for even better performance.

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Benefits From Monitoring Employees` Desktops By Using RHUB And Proper Way Of Doing It

January 8th, 2015

Monitoring employees` desktop computer activities has been an often practice in many companies. There are some positive reasons why to do it, as the Internet access brings many risks that can potentially harm the companies. Some researches show that almost eighty percent of the employees use their work computers for personal and private reasons. If it is done occasionally, it cannot harm the company but if it as an often practice then the workers may become less productive. It also can lead to losing some sensitive work related information, or catching dangerous viruses that can damage the computer and its data.

RHUB is a good way to observe your employees, and to record and control all of your employees’ activity on their computers. This way you will prevent potential damage of losing sensitive and confidential information. With RHUB you can even monitor your children`s activity on the computers.

Monitoring your employees` desktops is beneficial as it ensures that your employees are not putting the company at big risk by viewing or downloading questionable files. Also, by monitoring the activities you can protect your company from hacker attacks and stealing of personal information. Hackers usually attack the networks of the companies, seeking personal information and financial data. If you monitor the computer activity, you can prevent or reduce the risk of the network attacks.

By monitoring the computer activity of your employee you can also see whether he does something that may sabotage your company. If you suspect that he is a problematical person or does not act well on his workplace, then by monitoring his activity you can possibly prevent loss of confidential information. You will also prevent cyber attacks, and will collect information about the degree of the risk your company is being exposed to. By collecting this information, you can create risk management system that will act accordingly in the future.

RHUB efficiently monitors employees` desktops and you can easily control and record the activity of your workers. How does RHUB work? You just log in to an employee computer as an administrator user. After that you should install the TurboMeeting client and schedule a meeting by a remote access. Check the “computer” field and name it like your employee, then log out. From that moment on, you can easily monitor, control and record the activity on that particular computer at any time and from any location that has an internet access.

The ID and password are making sure that the security is at the highest level. If you make an appointment for an internal meeting by checking “only people from my network”, the security will be further raised by the firewall. This will block anyone from outside the firewall to access the computer.

No matter what industry does your company belong, you should always invest and make sure that the online security is at the highest level. By using RHUB and taking the advantages that it provides, you can ensure your employees` productivity and limit the risks for your company.

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Use RHUB Remote Support Servers to Reconnect Automatically and Reboot a Remote Desktop

November 13th, 2014

When you support and manage a large number of computers, it is important that you be able to gain remote access to those computers. Remote access can make your job much easier while eliminating numerous hassles. Prior to the availability of remote software, providing assistance for computers that you managed would often mean either making a trip in person or spending hours on the phone trying to walk the other person through the process. In such situations, RHUB remote support servers are an ideal solution for providing remote access.

With RHUB remote support servers, it is possible to provide assistance for any number of computers in a remote manner directly from your computer using the Internet. You can also use your iPhone or iPad to gain remote access. Support can be sent as well as received with the RHUB remote support servers.

The Reboot feature from RHUB gives you the ability to restart a remote computer and then pick back up from where the session left off. Since there is no need to re-initiate the support session, you gain the ability to resolve problems in a much faster manner. Additionally, as RHUB allows you to support multiple systems at the same time, you are able to work on a secondary session while the remote desktop is rebooting. This can prove to be a tremendous time-saving feature that helps you to work in a more productive manner. Since you are able to do all of this remotely, there is no need to waste time and financial resources in traveling to the attendee in order to perform necessary tasks.

Furthermore, you can also take advantage of the opportunity to reboot in Safe Mode if you should need to troubleshoot and diagnose networking problems or even remove spyware from the computer. RHUB allows you to reboot into Safe Mode. With many routine support activities, including software updates, program installation and system changes, you are typically required to reboot the remote desktop, often multiple times.

There may also be some situations in which the attendee is simply not able to be present at the system for the duration of the support session. In the past, this could prove to be problematic, as the host may find it necessary to reboot the computer at some point during the support session. With RHUB, all that the host needs to do to reboot the attendee computer is simply click the Reboot button. Next, he or she would choose the reboot mode: “Reboot” or “Reboot to Safe Mode,” as shown below.

As you can see, RHUB remote support servers can provide an array of benefits while helping you to work in a faster and more productive manner.

Are you interested in learning more about RHUB remote support server features? If so, give us a call at 1-866-758-0984 or email us at sales@rhubcom.com to find out more about RHUB remote support servers.

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RHUB Remote Support Servers Changing the World

September 17th, 2014

Have you heard of what is known as the butterfly effect?

As crazy as it might sound, according to the concept, a seemingly insignificant action can have a massive impact. For instance, Chaos theory supposes that the slight motion of a butterfly flapping its wings can set off a chain of weather events that can ultimately result in a major weather event thousands of miles away.

While it might seem improbable, Chaos theory is actually based on the atmosphere’s instability. The fact remains that even small actions can have serious consequences.

At RHUB, we are keenly aware of this theory and wholeheartedly believe that even small changes can result in significant positive impacts. Each new feature that we introduce is measured carefully. We take the time to study each potential impact. Some of the simplest features we offer at RHUB, such as assisting customers in getting into RHUB sessions quicker, can have a tremendous financial impact.

Although a few minutes might not sound much in the grand scheme of things, it can have a serious impact. Consider the ripple effect for a moment. Suppose every employee who requests technical assistance being able to get back to work even a couple of minutes faster by receiving expert technical support. Not only that, but receiving the support needed more easily. This is precisely why our team at RHUB spends so much time in considering each aspect of every product. We are committed to ensuring that our technical support is as robust and effective as possible. While one feature might only save a few minutes, when all of our features are used in conjunction with one another, they can help to tremendously boost productivity. We take the time to do this because we understand the implications involved in presenting a state-of-the-art remote support experience.

One of the main reasons that we are the go-to choice is the fact that our product is built with security at its very core. We do not view security as merely a buzzword or the latest trend. We understand the risks and implications involved in security for a remote support appliance. This is precisely why we are not only the preferred choice but often the only choice for many high-risk industries, such as healthcare, national defense, and banking. Without the proper security, life as we know it can change dramatically in these industries.

Suppose that RHUB is used to bring a medical device back online. In this instance, this is not just any medical device but one that is need to save the life of a patient in that moment. That is not only affecting one individual, but also an entire family.

In today’s modern world, technology is not only a convenience; it is essential and touches every aspect of our lives. Whether it is a classroom full of students who depend upon computers for learning or it is a military platoon that is depending upon a network for strategic operations, technology can have a tremendous impact on our lives.

According to the six degrees of separation theory, we are only six degrees away from everything. Suppose that a student in a classroom with RHUB technology learns one thing that inspires a passion for medicine. That student goes on to become a surgeon who utilizes RHUB to access medical records that ultimately saves the life of a young child. That child grows up to become an intelligence operative. Several years later, that intelligence operative uses a secure RHUB channel to connect to vital data regarding a terrorist attack. The attack is thwarted and hundreds of lives are saved, including the life of a child who will one day grow up and find a cure for cancer that will save millions of lives. It all started with the best remote support solution in the world.

Contact us today to learn more about RHUB Remote Support Solutions at 866-758-0984 or visit our website http://www.rhubcom.com.

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