Posts Tagged ‘Web conferences’

Different Types Of Web Conferencing Solutions

February 5th, 2015

Web conferencing solutions are types of applications of Web conferencing technology, which you can buy in order to easily communicate and hold business conferences online. These web conferencing solutions give you an opportunity to hold conferences through the internet in a same way that you would conduct a conference call through a telephone. Companies are constantly implementing web conferencing solutions, in order to speed up the processes of making business decisions and to cut down their travel expenses and other costs. Web conferencing solutions allow the people to work and collaborate together, no matter where they are physically located.

Web conferencing solutions give you the possibility to invite as many people as you want to your web conference, and you can make presentations and discuss with them in a same way as if they were in the same room with you. With these web conferencing solutions, each of the attendants on the conference can share notes, give a feedback or work with each other on certain project.

Because of the huge amounts of money that the companies are saving on travel expenses, web conferencing solutions are number one way in which the companies are holding their business meetings. There is even a solution for a meeting in a private web conference room.

There are lots of web conferencing solutions which are available to you, so you should make some research and pick one that meets the needs of you and your company. Some of the web conferencing solutions are allowing smaller number of participants, while others offer unlimited attendants on the conference meetings. You usually do not have to install anything on the computer you use, and you just pay some annual fee for these solutions.

Web conferencing solutions are allowing the participants to share their desktops, any types of applications or files, as well as presentations. The participants can also share the information and files through messaging or by using an interactive board. There is also an opportunity for sharing videos through web cameras.

There are many web conferencing solutions, and some of the most popular are Raindance Web Conferencing Pro Seminar, Microsoft Office Live Meeting, WebEx Meeting Center and Genesys Meeting Center. All of these have some beneficial features such as using an interactive whiteboard, sharing of applications, sharing of documents, chatting and presentations. They do have some differences in their management tools, multimedia features and the integration with phone conferencing.

WebEx Meeting Center and Genesys Meeting Center have nice features for showing slide transitions, presentations with integrated video and audio and live videoconferencing. These web conferencing solutions also give the presenter an opportunity to easily mute or dismiss a participant through a web console.

Web conferencing solutions are not that not complicated to use or expensive. Their implementation is very quick and easy, and the results are definitely better than teleconferencing. The purpose of  the affordable web conferencing solutions is to provide the companies the opportunity to meet anyone, anywhere in the world without travelling.

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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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