This is a guest post by Michael Essany of Null Media.
With the increasing use of online business applications and remote working habits, the modern workplace can often reap more benefit from timely online conferences rather than face-to-face on-site interactions. And not surprisingly, continued technological development and corporate cost-cutting pressures around the world will keep fueling the rampant growth of virtual meetings in the years to come.
“In these tough economic times,” offers Brent Arslaner in BusinessWeek, “advancing technologies are making virtual events not only a less expensive replacement for physical meetings but also a superior one. Why do we have meetings and events? 1) to exchange information; and 2) to network. Virtual meeting and event technology can facilitate these two objectives easily.”
Fortunately for employers and employees alike, the advantages of conducting a meeting online can be as pronounced as they are plentiful.…
When scheduling meetings with tons of customers, it is mighty difficult to keep track of everything. Zoho Meeting helps you track your online meetings easier, right from scheduling meetings, adding to your favorite Calendar App, ensuring your invitation email delivery to your customers, till getting reminded just before your meeting. Our settings for calendars, email reminders and invitation email failure notifications will help you to achieve this. Enabling calendar settings will generate an event in your calendar for the meeting at the scheduled time. If you reschedule the meeting, you need not change your events, calendars will be updated automatically!
Track using Google Calendar
Enabling the ‘Add meetings to Google calendar‘ setting will create an event in your Google calendar, for each meeting created in Zoho Meeting.…
Any online meeting or web meeting will be a painless experience only if joining the meeting is easy and simple. Zoho Meeting, our simple and secure online meeting provider, has made joining a meeting much simpler now, with our new HTML viewer. A viewer is a web page or plugin, with which one can join an online meeting. Zoho Meeting has been offering three viewers, based on Java, ActiveX and Flash for the participants so far. Our Flash-based viewer was developed to do away the installation. But again, it depends on the flash plugin. Hence, we started exploring the latest html technology to get rid of even such minimal dependencies. Thus, we created the new HTML viewer.
This new HTML viewer neither requires any installation nor is dependent on any plugin. Just a single click to join a meeting leads you to the viewer and within seconds you will be inside the meeting.…
Zoho Meeting, the easiest and most effective online meeting tool recently added full support for Mac users. Today, we’re happy to share that we also offer customization for brands and organizations. Corporate organizations, educational institutions, consultancy firms and IT support organizations, who conduct online meetings can all benefit from this feature. Users who buy the Professional Edition of Zoho Meeting can avail the corporate branding feature. You can use your organization name and logo and your users will see it as part of your own service/brand.
Also, Zoho Meeting offers a custom portal URL for organizations. For example, Contours, Inc. can avail a custom URL like http://meeting.zoho.com/a/srk/. This custom URL will bear your brand name and logo, where your customers can join or login to a meeting. Cool, isn’t it?…
An increasing number of Mac users seem to love Zoho Meeting. And, a growing number of Zoho Meeting customers switch between Mac and Windows systems. We’re happy to announce that Zoho Meeting, the easy-to-use yet robust tool to conduct online meetings, is now offering full support for Mac OS.
Our exclusive Mac plugin helps start or schedule meetings with just a few clicks, right from the desktop. The installation of the plugin is hassle-free and takes only a few minutes. Also, Mac users can share their screen or join meetings started in Windows and vice-versa.
The Key features of the Mac edition are:
- Invite Participants just by entering their email address or by sending the direct link
- Join meetings easily as the service provides Java and Flash viewers (supported by most browsers, Safari, Firefox etc.)
- High quality Audio Conferencing as well as an instant chat
- Switch between Presenters during a meeting
- Works with all versions of Mac
- Remote control
Besides the free edition of Zoho Meeting for Mac Users, we also have Professional Editions which are priced the same as the Windows Editions, starting at just $12/month.…
Following the success of
Wiki in Google Apps marketplace, we’re happy to present to you ”
Zoho Meeting for Google Apps” this week. Zoho Meeting, the easiest way to host web meetings instantly, is now available in Google Apps marketplace.
Zoho Meeting, you can meet with your team members, clients and partners from around the world. Not just for one-on-one meetings, you can also provide remote support and even have multiple participants for a meeting.
Zoho Meeting for Google Apps brings you:
: Install Zoho Meeting in your account and access the service from Google’s universal navigation bar.
: All users in your Google Apps domain can be invited to a meeting.
: You can mark your Google Calendar with the meeting appointments that you set up using Zoho Meeting.
Well, that’s the case atleast for us.
in early 2000′s when web conferencing systems were becoming main
stream, we immediately noticed the value and subscribed to them. Our
travel costs came down as we started relying more and more on online
meeting solutions. We used these tools extensively for demos, training,
support etc. There were days we even ended up hosting over 100 web
conferencing sessions a day. As our usage went up, so did our monthly
costs. Infact, some time last year we were paying well over $20K/month
for our web conferencing needs. We even had months where we paid around
$26,155 as you see below.
Zoho Meeting came to the rescue. Following Zoho Meeting launch, our
internal users slowly started moving to our solution. As some external users also noticed, its simplicity won many internal users, not to mention the cost benefits.…