What’s the big deal about “telecommuting,” “remote work,” or “working from home”? What benefit does it really have for employers and employees? You may have heard these terms a lot lately, as more and more businesses adopt these options for their employees. Flexible work that allows employees to skip commutes and connect through technology to get projects done away from the office is taking off—becoming not just a trend but a must at many companies. GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com has updated statistics as […]
As the global business environment has become more and more mobile, so have conference calls. Growth and new technology in web and phone conferencing allow employees to conduct more work from home or on the road, from meetings to interviews to team collaboration. More people are dialing in from mobile phones than ever to join in on a meeting or event from virtually anywhere—truly everywhere, as we’ll find out. West Unified Communications Services conducted a fascinating survey of over 500 […]
I am reminded of campfires and conference calls on these steamy hot days here in Iowa. What is the relationship, you may well ask between a conference call based on advanced technology and campfires that come out of our primeval past? It goes back to when I worked in Yellowstone National Park as a ranger. On those cool summer evenings. . . yes, cool, park visitors and myself would gather around the campfire to discuss and answer questions about the […]
Remember in fourth grade when you were dying to prove to your BFF Sally that Nelly really did kiss David? Maybe it went something like this: You sneak into your parents' room, heart racing, and dial Sally’s number. She picks up in a hurry – you whisper Nelly’s number as she initiates the infamous 3 way call. As she presses flash-number-flash with sweaty fingertips, the sound of two wheezy breathers echo across the line in between ominous rings.
It is amazing how much we take for granted in the industry of which we work. Do the people (your clients) understand the language you use on a day-to-day basis? We would like to take this opportunity to define these four common terms: conference call, webinar, webcasting and web-conferencing.
Today Isabel and I celebrate our wedding anniversary. When we planned our wedding Isabel's sister could not pop over from London, England for health reasons. Another friend of the bride to be lived on Canada's Vancouver Island and could not get easily to our wedding venue in Naples Florida. As is common in our society, our friends and family were flung across the continent and world. So naturally we decided to use our conference calling bridge for the wedding service. […]
Steve Heaton, founder and president of Conference Calls Unlimited, announced today that his company will launch a new version of its website on Wednesday 2 December 2009 at 1 PM. Steve says, “Our new website makes it much easier for customers to use our services. To accomplish this we shifted to an Adobe Flash format. Flash offers a more appealing visual experience while making our site easier for customers to navigate to the services they need.” Why December 2nd? Steve […]
Building healthy sustainable American Indian Communities is the theme of a broadcast here in Fairfield, Iowa beginning Friday morning September 25th. President Clinton will make introductory remarks at the conference. For more information and to register go to http://www.americanindiansustainableconference.org/
I just received my first Twitter invitation and am not sure how to handle it. On my part there is a certain reluctance to join one of these online social networking affairs that take me further adrift from the great outdoors where the greatest twitterers reside.
By summer AirTran will offer WiFi on all of its flights. What does this mean for the traveller? Obviously, research on the web can be done. From the conference call and web conference perspective the question arises will the service be consistent enough that you can join conference calls via Skype, attend web conferences while in the air or drop in on scheduled webinars. It would also include videoconferencing in the air, but the videoconferencing aspirant may need better lighting […]