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Vendors: Vendors of this type of application include: * Centra * Netbriefings * Placeware * Smiletiger * Spartacom
Online Collaboration and Project Management
Online collaboration software is particularly effective for project management. These applications allow users to share files and documents, to view files at same time and update documents in real time. Previously, this level of collaboration could only be achieved by being physically present in same location but online collaboration applications are extremely effective.
Vendors: Vendors of this type of application include: * Genesys * Interwise * Viditel * WebEx
You need to consider too, whether or not your chosen application will be compatible with your existing software and operating platform. This information will be readily available from application vendor. Also, do you have sufficient broadband capability to run your chosen application?
The cost, of course, is a major consideration when deciding upon your web conferencing application and will undoubtedly influence your ultimate decision. Applications range from elementary (some can even be set up with a plug-in likes of Yahoo Messenger) to most sophisticated systems that will allow broadcasting to hundreds of delegates.
When deciding how much to spend, take into account how much money you are already spending in terms of time and money on travel. The chances are, if you choose your application sensibly, you will earn back its cost in a relatively short period of time.
Diane Parker is a freelance writer and technology enthusiast providing valuable information including: web conferencing software, choosing a web conferencing tool and internet conferencing.