In this week’s summary of digital meetings, events, learning and community, UBM Studios vice president Kathleen Connolly to discuss the uses of digital environments; PGi launches GlobalMeet HD for iPad; Active Network launches StarCite; ProtonMedia teamed up with Microsoft and Polycom to create virtual environment for business collaboration; and Google launched new version of Google+ that supports Events and Hangouts on the iPad.
|UBM Studios Vice President Kathleen Connolly to Discuss the Uses of Digital Environments
Kathleen Connolly, Vice President of UBM Studios, will discuss the uses of digital environments at the University of California, Irvine Extension Internet Marketing webinar series. Click hereto register.
At 12:00 pm on Tuesday, July 25, Connolly will explain how digital environments can be used to create highly engaging webcasts, virtual trade shows, hybrid events, and communities. She will talk about various interactive digital environments, key criteria for assessing business needs, and the metrics provided by these environments. Connolly will also present case studies to show how these environments can be used in real world. Read more..
|PGi launches GlobalMeet HD for iPad
In an effort to meet the growing demands of mobile workforces, Virtual meetings solutions provider PGilaunched GlobalMeet HD for the iPad, its new mobile meeting app.
GlobalMeet HD for the iPad allows users to join and host virtual meetings from their iPad as well as talk using company’s Auto-Connect feature. Additionally, users can add files from their desktop into GlobalMeet’s cloud-enabled content library and later access it on any online device including laptop, iPhone and now iPad. Read more..
|Active Network Launches Meeting Locator
To eliminate the tedious and costly guesswork from the meeting planning process, Cloud-based activity and participant management solutions provider Active Network unveiled Meeting Locator. Meeting Locator is cloud-based, user-friendly tool that enable meeting planners and travel managers to choose right venues for their corporate events. It is available as a part of Active Network’s StarCite strategic meetings management (SMM) platform and uses data from travel and meeting spend platforms to quickly deliver advice.
“With increasing scrutiny on spend management and compliance with travel policy requirements, it’s paramount that corporate meeting planners have the best technology at their fingertips. Meeting Locator gives them the robust, integrated, intelligence they need to help make sound business decisions backed by global data from the industry’s leading travel and meeting spend platforms,” said JR Sherman, the company’s SVP of Business Solutions. Read more..
|ProtonMedia Teamed Up with Microsoft and Polycom to Create Virtual Environment for Business Collaboration
To extend the collaborative capabilities of the enterprises, ProtonMedia has teamed up with Microsoft and Polycom to integrate its ProtoSphere platform with Microsoft’s business productivity suite and Polycom’s RealPresence Platform. ProtoSpherewhich already leverages various Microsoft’s business productivity technologies will also integrate with Polycom’s suite of solutions and apps and Microsoft Lync-enabled offerings.
“We are excited to see such innovative applications, hardware and integrations being built using Microsoft Lync. ProtonMedia and Polycom are bringing together solutions in a manner which helps to extend the collaborative capabilities of the enterprise,” said Aamer Kaleem, CTO, Lync Enterprise Voice at Microsoft. Read more..
|Google Launched New Version of Google+ that supports Events and Hangouts on the iPad
Google has launched new version its mobile app Google+ v3.0 that supports Events, Hangouts and the iPad. The updated version supports Events on Google+ and allows users to create and manage them from their iPhone. The application uses location data to fill out GPS location of the event. Additionally, users can add title and description, upload event photos, search for people going to the event, as well as invite people to the event.
Users can also start a hangout from their iPad and stream it to their TV using Airplay. Read more..