Posts Tagged ‘Webcasting solutions’

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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Leveraging Web Conferencing to Make Effective Sales Calls.

September 15th, 2013

Most people think of using Web conferencing calls either
for internal company meetings or for connecting their kids
with a distant grandma. But this tool can also be used to
help you secure a new client relationship or for closing a
sale.

Web conferencing is more effective than a traditional phone call because in addition to having the slightly more personal touch of audio-visual correspondence, your prospective customers can share your vision through fullblown presentations.

And due to the time investment and cost of traveling — as well as the usual scheduling complications — Webcast tools can get you into a meeting with someone that might otherwise be unavailable.

So, here are a few pointers for leveraging your Web conferences to help you make sales:

The old adage of “Always be prepared to speak,” still holds true in modern business. Sales opportunities can occur at a moment’s notice, so you need to be prepared ahead of time by having the necessary sales documents or presentation slides available.

A potential customer’s interest can be fleeting, so you want to be able to capitalize on his or her “moment of intrigue” while the focus is still on your product. You can always be closing if you’re able to give an impromptu presentation through video broadcasting.

And by the way, a Webcast solution will allow you to send your sales documents to the interested party in real time, during the course of your meeting. Another helpful aspect of Web conferencing is being able to “call for backup,” so to speak. Whether you have your office manager sit beside you at your location, or you want to connect with your CFO remotely at a third location, live Webcasting gives you these opportunities. And there’s always the option of consulting with your team members privately during the meeting — even while speaking with your client.

So, if you would like to energize your sales team with the power of Web conferencing, we’d encourage you check out RHUB’s Webcasting solutions. There are a number of Webcast service providers, but of course, we’d recommend trying RHUB’s 6-in-1 Web conferencing appliance. RHUB gives you the six following real-time capabilities in one appliance: Web conferencing, remote support, audio conferencing, video conferencing, remote access and Webinar. To learn more, visit our Web site here: RHUB Home

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