Thursday, 18 of September of 2014

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Virtual Conferencing Defined

The following terms will allow you to become more familiar with the virtual conferencing space, so when the time comes for you to make a decision on a conference provider, your decision will be easier.

Long gone is the time where expensive equipment and software put limitations on who can hold video conference meetings.   With so many affordable virtual conferencing options available, it is beginning to become a necessity for every business.

The following terms will allow you to become more familiar with the virtual conferencing space, so when the time comes for you to make a decision on a conference provider, your decision will be easier.   Read more »


Why Video Conferencing has Replaced the Stethoscope as a Physician’s New Best Friend

doctor-kitFaced with challenges such as budget cuts, trade regulations and labor shortages, the healthcare industry is up against some rough times. Being a predominantly “hands on” industry, healthcare and medical professionals are being forced to use innovative metrics to streamline their business practices, without impairing the quality of service provided to clients and patients.

With a little help from modern day technological tools, such as video and web conferencing, healthcare providers are able to aggressively confront industry related challenges, improve patient outreach and take worldwide healthcare to a whole new level.

Extended patient demographics and access – On July 2, 2010 an announcement released by the Obama Administration stated that $800 Million in funding will be allocated to expand broadband connections and telemedicine to rural and underserved regions. With easy online access, medical professionals can now use video and web conferencing to provide remote diagnoses and care to a larger geographical scope of patients. Read more »


Can’t Hold Them Back – Non-Profit Organizations Use Video Conferencing to Overcome Challenges

Video Conference & PeopleWeakened by one of the most devastating and drawn-out recessions in American history, the Non-Profit Industry has had to face some of its toughest challenges to date.  Adapting to tight budgets is a normal obstacle within the non-profit sector, but with nationwide budget cuts and reduced public spending, many organizations have been forced to come up with resourceful ways to streamline their operations even more.

Businesses operating in the non-profit sector many times have multiple offices spread across the globe.  This creates a hurdle when overall funding is low, especially funding for travel.  Online collaboration tools, such as web-based video conferencing, give these charitable alliances a renewed sense of hope, allowing them to reduce spending and connect with the community in a whole new way.  Here are some ways non-profit organizations can take advantage of web-based video conferencing:
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Town Hall Meetings to Crisis Management – Online Conferencing in the Public Sector

A key initiative in the Obama Administration is to use innovation and the influence of technology to improve overall performance and lower the cost of government operations.  With an unstable economy and reduced operating budgets, local and federal municipalities have been forced to act.  Turning to online communication and collaboration solutions as a way to streamline daily operations, online video and web conferencing technology has become a crucial weapon in how government entities communicate.

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10 Commandments for a Successful Web Meeting

Imagine hosting a web meeting with business executives and important clients; all of a sudden the meeting is interrupted by a loud echo of laughter.  Not knowing what is going on, someone points out that you have a large piece of lettuce stuck in-between your teeth.  You probably should have avoided eating a salad while you were “off camera” and showing your PowerPoint slides!10-commandments

Having good manners and etiquette during a business meeting says a lot about your company and your business communication style.  Even though you are not in the same room as those you are meeting with (while you are conducting a web meeting), you still have to act as if you are.  Below are 10 Commandments for a Successful Web Meeting.  If you follow them, you will be on your way to having successful online business meetings!

Thou Shall Not Use Wireless
Hosting or attending a web meeting while using a wireless connection is not advised.  A wired cable connection is preferred.  This is because wireless connections are very spotty and the bandwidth tends to fluctuate quite a bit.  Also, any appliance that operates on the same frequency level as your wireless modem can cause interference with your wireless network, booting you out of the meeting. Read more »