In this week’s summary of digital meetings, events, learning and community, Hybrid meetings help meeting professionals in exceeding their goals, says study; Virtual Edge Institute announces deadline for applicants of DES Scholarship program; ON24 rolls out new widgets for its webcasting platform; and Blue Jeans Network will demonstrate the integration of its cloud-based video conferencing platform with Salesforce at Dreamforce 2012.
|Hybrid Meetings Help Meeting Professionals in Exceeding their Goals, says Study
More than half (70%) of respondents anticipated that hybrid meetings will be an important part of meetings in the future. And half of respondents said they capture their conference content for on-demand access.
“This research clearly supports what we have known but lacked scientific data to support. By strategically using hybrid technology, the planner can expand the reach of their event which increases the ability to drive business results – a far more valuable asset than merely controlling costs,” said Cindy D’Aoust, COO and interim CEO of Meeting Professionals International. Read more..
|Virtual Edge Institute Announces Deadline for Applicants of DES Scholarship Program
Virtual Edge Institute announced that the meeting professionals who are interested in Digital Event Scholarships awarded through the Freeman and bXb Online must submit their applications until the September 17, 2012 deadline.
The Digital Event Certification is first-of-its-kind program designed to help event, meeting and marketing professionals gain mastery of real-world knowledge and skills needed to harness digital engagements and environments to successfully plan, design, manage and implement virtual event programs. The scholarships are made possible by generous contribution of $150,000 from Freeman and bXb Online.
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|ON24 Rolls Out New Widgets for its Webcasting Platform
Webcasting and virtual events solutions provider ON24 rolled out social networking widgets for its webcasting platform 10. These widgets are specifically designed to enhance the social networking capabilities of virtual events and supports ON24′s “One Widget, Any Platform” architecture. ON24′s new widgets include:
Salesforce.com Chatter: enables attendees to see chatter streams, add comments and search for relevant information.
VMware Socialcast: enables employees to retrieve Socialcast streams and display them within the ON24 webcast environment.
Microsoft Yammer: With this widget, users can retrieve and display Yammer feeds.
Cover Flow: presents a collection of videos through a single access point. Read more..
|Blue Jeans Network to Integrate its Video Conferencing Platform with Salesforce.com
Blue Jeans Network will demonstrate the integration of its cloud-based video conferencing platform with Salesforce at Dreamforce 2012. This integration will enable sales and service professional to start a virtual meeting directly from Salesforce. Additionally, Salesforce users can communicate with anyone using a web a web browser and camera and through video conferencing solutions including Cisco, LifeSize, Skype, Polycom, Google, or Microsoft Lync. Read more..