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Making Your Data More Secure With a RHUB Web Conferencing Server

April 14th, 2014

Web conferences save businesses millions of dollars per year, but a web conference doesn’t represent such an attractive savings if your confidential company information is stolen. It’s important to ensure that your web conferencing solution is going to provide enough protection to keep your data safe at all times.

An RHUB server represents an excellent security solution. Every RHUB server comes with a default 2048-bit SSL certificate preinstalled. Passwords and meeting IDs are transmitted via SSL. The screen image is protected by RHUB’s proprietary encryption by default, but the server can be reconfigured so that everything is SSL protected.

For even more protection, RHUB servers have a built-in firewall, though we recommend your RHUB server be used in conjunction with your company firewall. Because of its history of security issues, Java has been completely removed.

For transmission security, RHUB uses both SSL and proprietary encryption. Meeting IDs and passwords are SSL encrypted when transmitted over the Internet. Unlike conventional web conferencing, the RHUB server can be set up behind your company firewall, making it much more secure than a hosted service. Internal meetings within the firewall are simplicity itself to set up and totally secure.

DMZ deployment works well for meetings with external users. The RHUB server is set up at the firewall and your client is also behind a firewall. DMZ is available for almost every router, even home routers. A DMZ setup permits both attendees who are behind a firewall and attendees who aren’t to attend a meeting. If you wish, you can easily restrict the meeting to attendees within your network only.

A deployment outside the firewall is also a possibility. In this scenario, the RHUB server is configured between your firewall and the client firewall. This deployment is equivalent in security to hosted services.

The safety of RHUB servers has been tested intensively by banks, government agencies, and defense companies. You can’t find a webinar solution more capable of providing you with security when you really need it. To discuss how our robust protection can benefit you, give us a call at 408-899-2831.

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An RHUB Webinar Can Be a Goldmine

February 26th, 2014

Okay, you’ve given your RHUB Webinar, and it was a great success. Your attendees loved the ease of joining that your RHUB appliance provided, and they were impressed with the excellent quality. Your presentation was spectacular, and your product sold like hotcakes. So now it’s time to archive the Webinar recording, right?

Well, not necessarily. There are still ways you can use that Webinar and make even more sales. Here are just a few ideas.

1. Repurpose the Webinar into a blog post. If you did a great sales presentation, it would be a shame not to give it as much distribution as possible. In fact, you might even get several interesting blog posts out of your Webinar. Would information about how you produced your Webinar be relevant for your audience? Or would they enjoy a blog post regarding lessons learned?

Webinar content is often also easy to repurpose as a brochure, white paper, or eBook.

2. If there were people who missed the Webinar, perhaps they’d be interested in an on-demand version. Especially if you have an international clientele, it’s advantageous to give viewers the option of viewing your Webinar at a convenient time.

3. Videos make your website more appealing and increase conversions. Why not include a snippet from your Webinar on your website? A/B testing will give you a way of gauging how much a video increases engagement, and test results just might persuade you to make video a regular part of your site.

4. Studies show that video clips in emails make your message more compelling, and the technology is finally making it feasible. HTML 5 is especially promising for video embedding, but not all mail clients support it at this time. If you have compelling video content, it might very well be worth investigating the advantages of spicing up your email campaigns with some video.

5. YouTube is a very important search engine. Getting your entire Webinar—or excerpts of your Webinar—on YouTube will give you some real SEO advantages, and of course it provides another opportunity to have your content seen. To really maximize SEO, label your video, describe it, and provide links to it from your website.

Any video posted on a site like YouTube should have plenty of identifying information. Your domain name needs to be on the video, at the very least at the beginning and end. When you upload your video, include keywords in the description. Include a link to your website. If you have enthusiastic fans, it never hurts to ask them to comment on your video. For the ultimate in visibility, links from several websites will do the trick.

Repurposing your Webinar will be particularly rewarding if you’re working with the high quality sound and video that an RHUB appliance delivers. A side-by-side comparison of an RHUB recording and a recording by one of our competitors is very revealing. If you’d like a demonstration of just how much excellence an RHUB appliance can provide, give us a call at 866-758-0984.

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Boosting Sales Presentations with RHUB

February 9th, 2014

Face-to-face meetings have traditionally served as the cornerstone for building strong business relationships. Today, personal meetings are still a critical element in the sales process, but in-person visits are not always practical for a variety of reasons. This has proven to be particularly true as more companies expand their global reach. With the use of the RHUB appliance, companies are able to boost their sales presentations in a cost-effective and time efficient manner. Regardless of whether your customers are located on the other side of the world, using the web conferencing tool on RHUB allows you to host robust sales presentations and meetings.

In order to make the most of this functionality, it is important to keep a few tips in mind. First, remember that even though you may be hosting the sales presentation via a web conference, it is important to approach it just as you would any face-to-face meeting with your prospective client. Toward that end, make sure you have a carefully planned agenda. For instance, make sure you have a plan in place that will encourage live interaction with the prospect. One way to do this is to have questions that will prompt discussion. Additionally, attempt to avoid attempting to multitask during the meeting so that you do not have any distractions.

Using the web conferencing function on RHUB allows you to demonstrate more effectively for improved sales conversions. Traditional sales demonstrations tend to be time consuming. Furthermore, they often require you to supply prospective clients with equipment or software. All of this can extend the sales cycle as well as increase the total cost of the sale. The demo portion of the sales cycle can be reduced with web conferencing. For example, rather than providing actual copies of software, web conferencing makes it possible for the prospective client to benefit from real time interaction with the software without the need to actually install it.

Additionally, the remote access function allows prospects to control the software remotely so that they are able to try all of the functions immediately. You can even help to guide them through to ensure they do not miss any of the key benefits. Any questions that the prospect may have are answered immediately rather than later, thus giving the prospect time to cool off and put off making a purchasing decision. In fact, deals can be closed in a much faster manner using web conferencing by actually walking the client through the entire purchase process to ensure the sale does not become a victim of cart abandonment.

The RHUB appliance also offers both an integrated audio conferencing service as well as video conferencing, both of which can be used to boost the impact of sales presentations. With the integrated audio conferencing service, users gain the benefit of dial-in numbers in 27 countries, making it possible to truly expand the global reach of your business. Additionally, with the video conferencing function, it is possible to gain critical social effects, thus benefiting from true client integration and interaction.

Improving your bottom line is naturally an important goal of your business. The best way to do that is to increase your number of customers and successful sales. By investing in the RHUB appliance, you gain the benefit of knowing that you can host impactful sales presentations at any time. The sales resulting from a single presentation held via the web conferencing function of the RHUB appliance could easily pay for your investment.

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RHUB Webinars and How to Look Like a Million Dollars

January 26th, 2014

It was designed to get attention, and get attention it did. Cartier’s spectacular three-and-a-half minute commercial reputedly cost four million euros. The ad, featuring three leopards and a life-sized replica of a 1906 biplane, ran in its full glory on TV. If you saw it, you remember it, just as Cartier intended.

You may not be spending 4 million euros on a TV ad, but the face you present to the world should be as memorable as if you had spent big bucks and hired three leopards. Your webinar presentations are a critical piece of your branding, and you want them to look as glossy and sleek as if a big-name agency produced them. To that end, you need to be sure your webinar platform is as professional as your presentation. Here are some things to consider.

1. Is it easy to join your webinar? Few things make you look more unprofessional than a webinar that’s difficult or even impossible for attendees to join. With an RHUB appliance, nothing could be simpler than attending your webinar. Attendees can join your meeting within five seconds. No download of any kind is required. Firewalls and antiviruses are no problem. We guarantee attendance!

2. Do you need to give the floor to other people during your presentation? If you want more then one person to host, how expensive will that be? The RHUB appliance allows many people to host, and thanks to the RHUB pricing model, this won’t represent an extra expense at all.

3. What’s the learning curve? You want to have a webinar platform that’s easy enough to learn that anyone in your organization can do a presentation and look good doing it. Our appliance is designed to be used by everybody, and it’s very user friendly.

4. Is there an extra fee hidden in the platform you’ve chosen for VoIP or webinars? With RHUB the pricing couldn’t be more straightforward. You pay for the appliance once, and then you don’t have to worry about extra fees.

5. Does the platform permit mobile access? Mobile access is becoming more important for every type of presentation. RHUB permits anyone with an iPhone, iPad, or Android phone to attend your webinar through a browser. It couldn’t be simpler.

6. Can you record the webinar? Recording your presentation is important both for you and for attendees. You want to have a record of what was said for future reference, and if attendees have something to replay, your message can be broadcast not once but several times.

One of the most critical factors in making your presentation look truly professional is the quality of the audio and video. The RHUB appliance really surpasses the competition in these departments. We would love to give you a demonstration of just how superior our audio and video quality is.

Give us a call at 866-758-0984 if you’d like more information. Leopards not included.

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The Benefits of RHUB 6-in-1 Web Conferencing

January 14th, 2014

Significant shifts are currently taking place in the web conferencing market as new services emerge. Additionally, the emergence of smartphones, tablets, and other web-enabled mobile devices has proven to be a strong boon for the industry. Increasingly, more companies are now demanding robust web conferencing services as part of a desire to implement more efficient collaborative tools amongst dispersed workforces.

One of the biggest challenges facing companies today is the ability to connect with employees and partners outside its premises. RHUB 6-in-1 web conferencing provides the distinctive opportunity for solving this issue in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

Web Conferencing

Web conferencing provides the opportunities for remote workers in even far-flung locations to remain fully engaged. Along with participating in meetings with other team members, workers are also able to communicate more effectively with supervisors. Irrespective of location, employees are able to receive information in real time. Along with providing the ability to collaborate interactively, web conferencing also offers the opportunity to give sales presentations and product demos without the need to travel.

Remote Support

In the past, training and resolving technical support issues has proven to be a challenge for businesses. Through the use of remote support, one click is all it takes after an attendee is signed in to obtain control of a desktop. Additionally, companies can take advantage of the opportunity to invite additional colleagues to join support meetings for the purposes of collaborating to resolve issues or even train new staff in remote locations.

Audio Conferencing

Audio conferencing is certainly not a new introduction to the world of technology; however, with RHUB audio conferencing services, users are able to benefit from two TurboConferencing service modes. Hosts never need to pay fees through the free audio conferencing, resulting in unparalleled cost savings. The option to use a paid audio for individual meetings is also available. With TurboConferencing, traditional telephones are integrated with VoIP, video conferencing, and web conferencing for unrivaled remote communications options.

Video Conferencing

With multi-point webcam based video conferencing, up to 15 webcams can join a conference. During the conference, attendees and presenters are able to take advantage of a robust array of tools to make collaboration easier and more productive, including chat functions, file transfer, and a whiteboard for drawing.

Remote Access

Remote access provides the opportunity to access your home or office PC from any location at any time. No longer do you need to be concerned about leaving important files or presentations behind.

Webinar

A webinar function offers the ability to provide online seminars without a download of any kind. Additionally, hosts are able to completely manage webinars as well as accept online registrations for greater timesaving convenience. Presenters are also provided with the ability to post multiple-choice questions and collect feedback from attendees.

An increasing number of employers as well as employees now support web-based communications compared to traditional options. Among the biggest reasons for such increased demand is the need to stay connected when collaborating on a project. RHUB 6-in-1 web conferencing solutions make it possible to accomplish more in less time from locations around the world.

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