The way people communicate has dramatically changed over the past few years. Today, people are able to surf the Internet while on-the-go, send messages to their friends via social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace (News
), use e-mail as the main source of contact, and even conduct live global business meetings without ever leaving the office.
In a down economy, many businesses have made drastic cuts to their travel budgets but they still require an effective way to collaborate, without breaking the bank. Bradon Technologies
, an innovative company specializing in merging the Internet with VoIP, provides a cost-effective Web meeting software solution, called SAViiDesk.
SAViiDesk combines software, telecommunications and broadcasting to provide companies with an interactive way to communicate over the Internet.
Bradon Technologies developed SAViiDesk after discovering that people often find it difficult to describe documents, images, and presentations in a conference call. With SAViiDesk, all you need is a PC, smartphone or Blackberry Bold or Storm. Presenters are able to show themselves, share their desktop and communicate with their audience in real-time over the Internet.
When SAViiDesk is deployed by a business, it provides an opportunity for professionals to observe meetings in real-time or at a later date (archive) when it is more convenient. One major benefit is that those interested in specific parts of the meeting can “tune in” for those few minutes and skip the rest of the meeting.
Overall, a Web meeting solution provides a way for any business to cost-effectively communicate “face to face” with stakeholders without actually being in the same physical location.
Web meeting solutions offer numerous benefits. For those looking to implement this technology in their business environment, Web meeting solutions help lower costs, increase staff participation and share important information in a clear, concise and flexible way.
A major innovation of Bradon Technologies’ Web meeting solutions is their ability to work with smartphones. For the first time ever, people can participate in online meetings whether they are in the office, in the airport, or at home. SAViiDesk operates with
MSFT’s Windows Mobile OS and the BlackBerry (News
) Bold as well as the BlackBerry Storm.
With the increasing popularity of smartphones, online collaboration is becoming the norm in many business environments. Official reports by AT&T/Apple, Verizon (News
)/RIM, T-Mobile/HTC and Nokia found the following:
-- The iPhone 3G sold 1 million units in three days.
-- The Nokia 5800 sold 1 million units in 57 days.
-- The HTC G1 Android (News
) phone sold 1 million units in 61 days.
-- The BlackBerry Storm sold 1 million units in 72 days.
-- The original iPhone sold 1 million units in 74 days.
released what it says are the full year 2008 rankings
for phone sales. The report showed that the entire market saw an increase to 1.21 billion mobile phones sold in total, and smartphones represented 171 million of that total.
“You’re seeing changing dynamics around a market in recession. Carriers are now making more money from data attachment rates than from new subscribers. It’s a mature market,” explained IDC (News
) Analyst Ryan Reith.
As travel costs continue to rise and the economic recession continues to affect businesses across the nation, the demand for online collaboration tools like SAViiDesk will only increase.
Michelle Robart is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Michelle's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Michelle Robart