Week of June 12, 2015

It’s the future of work fact that everyone is buzzing about: in 10 years, Millennials will make up over 75% of the workforce. What changes can we expect in the workplace over the next ten years, as the scales tip?

We published some new research this week about millennial work styles and mobile device habits, and what implications there are for will have on businesses. This is a highly mobile, highly connected, tech-savvy generation, with a collaborative work mindset and a desire to lead. As they become the overwhelming majority in business and take more and more leadership positions, the changes will be major – especially as far as productivity apps, mobile devices, and IT systems are concerned.
Check out our full eBook below, as well as additional articles about preparing for this shift – including some specific implications for IT departments, and how companies should prepare for the Apple Watch wearing employees.

joinmePreparing for the Millennial Workplace Invasion
This eBook combines original research with commentary from leaders about this fascinating generation. We evaluate trends in Millennial mobile habits, career aspirations, and workplacebehavior to help determine what to expect as the generational scales begin to tip.

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Tag: #millennial


randstadThe Top 10 Ways the Millennial Shift is Transforming IT Departments
The millennial shift is affecting all departments of any business, including IT. This new infographic details how IT departments are preparing for this shift – and if not, how they should be.

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Tag: #millennial #IT


CMSwireGet Ready for Apple Watch Wearing Employees
Our research shows that 65% of millennials plan to buy a smartphone in the next 3 years. As they take over the majority of the workforce, is your company prepared for the implications of this new device?

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Tag: #applewatch


businessinsider5 Apps for Work Travel
As business travel becomes more common for employees at all levels, it’s important for people to stay connected and be productive on the road. Check out 5 mobile apps recommended by Business Insider to stay organized for work travel.

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Tag: #mobile



A coming of age is coming to work. Millennials represent over 50% of the nation’s workforce, and in 25 years, that number will jump to a massive 75% – it’s a full-on takeover! How will the habits, knowledge, and behaviors of this new majority change the world of work as we know it?

We surveyed millennial workers about their work styles, motivations, and mobile device habits. We combined our findings with additional market research and commentary in a new infographic and eBook, to help you determine what to expect as the generational scales begin to tip – and how you can prepare for the future of work.

Read the highlights in our digital infographic! Want to jump right to the full info? Download our eBook here.

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For sales teams, connecting with your crazy-busy prospects is tough. Customers have always carefully protected their time, especially for live or on-site meetings. Thankfully, applications and technology have advanced such that virtual meetings – whether by phone, screen share, or videoconference – can be just as effective in closing the deal.

Join best-selling author, Jill Konrath this Thursday at 2 PM EST for a live webinar: Nailing It! How to Ace the Online Sales Meeting. Jill will share insights from her latest ebook of tips & tricks on how to ace the online sales meeting, including:

  • Zero in quickly on the value of what you’re selling with specific value propositions
  • Use quick, ad hoc online meetings to speed up sales cycles
  • Pick the right meeting technology, and know it like the back of your hand

Whether you’re new to sales, a sales pro, or just plain curious about this important trend, you won’t want to miss this event. Register for this webinar here. If you aren’t able to make it, check back here for a recap and a recorded version.


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Week of June 5, 2015

This was an exciting and truly significant week for join.me, as we announced our mobile makeover! We launched our new app for Apple Watch, made upgrades to our iPhone app, and debuted a brand new iPad experience with mobile whiteboarding. If you haven’t already, be sure to download our new iOS apps and improve your mobile meetings!

Apple Watch is the hottest gadget on the market, and it’s changing the way people work and communicate. We’re so excited to bring the join.me instant collaboration experience to our users with just a tap on the wrist – we’re even giving away an Apple Watch to celebrate! Check out some of the latest buzz on Apple Watch below, including news for developers, marketers, and all the “road warriors” out there.

whiteboard tech crunchLogMeIn buys Zamurai to add Mobile Whiteboarding to join.me
“Both join.me and Zamurai recognize that how people work has changed. We meet and collaborate in real time and more often than not, we interact online. And we were both passionate about the simplicity of the experience for our customers,” says VP of Marketing join.me Michael Parker on yesterday’s acquisition announcement.

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Tag: #mobilewhiteboard #digitalwhiteboard


developersDevelopers Wind Up for Apple Watch Update at Apple’s WWDC
Next week is Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer’s Conference, and developers are anticipating getting new access to the capabilities of the Apple Watch – including the sensors, microphone, and zooming/scrolling functionality. This will revolutionize the apps that programmers can build for the device.

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marketingBig Data Gets Bigger Apple Watch Internet of Things
The Apple Watch, which is touted as “the most personal device ever”, will have a significant impact for data-driven marketers, as it’s a whole new resource to collect insights about consumer habits and behaviors.

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Tag: #AppleWatch #IOT


Road WarriorsFive Apple Watch Apps for Road Warriors
Whether you are traveling for business or for fun, these Apple Watch apps are great suggestions to help you stay on track from flight takeoff to hotel checkout. If traveling for business, download the join.me app to start your meetings with just one tap on the wrist!

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Tag: #AppleWatch





join.me adds single sign-on integration with Google for Work, Office 365 and more!



Our goal at join.me is (and always has been) to make online meetings as simple as possible for our users. That’s what sets us apart and makes join.me the leader in user satisfaction! And as join.me deployments grow within an enterprise, it’s important that we provide an experience that is equally as simple and powerful for administrators.

That’s why we’ve enhanced our single sign-on (SSO) capabilities that will make securely managing join.me deployments even easier for administrators. join.me now integrates with a number of the most popular enterprise application management platforms, including Office 365, Google for Work, Bitium, OneLogin, Okta and Ping Identity, and Windows ADFS.

Administrators can now leverage authentication, access and audit controls in these popular platforms to securely and easily provision and manage join.me accounts across teams, departments or even entire enterprises. The results are better meeting security, less manual work to manage accounts, and – best of all – peace of mind. Users benefit too, enjoying the seamless join.me meeting experience with one less password to remember.

Learn more about join.me’s new SSO capabilities here.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about how to best leverage SSO or just want share some feedback.


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Week of May 29th, 2015

Stop waiting for the future of work – its here! With rapid advances in mobile technology and economic shifts away from location-based industries like manufacturing, American companies are redefining what work is, and how to work. This week Fast Company replaced old workplace “rules” with five new ones. Among this list was the dying concept of daily commuting to an office, replaced with the idea of working anytime from anywhere in the world. Companies making this shift to a more remote working style will likely encounter some bumps in the road, especially among baby boomers who have spent their entire lives commuting. Companies can “take the sting” out of this transition, with advice published this week in Inc. Magazine.

200x200_FastCoThese are the New Rules of Work

Forget everything you think you know about work – the rules have changed. Fast Company reviews the five new trends of the global working world, including working from anywhere, anytime.

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Tag: #futureofwork #remotework




How to Take the Sting out of Switching to a Virtual Office

Not every employee is happy or prepared for the shift to a remote-based work environment! Inc. Magazine lists some tips and tricks to adjust to working on the go – including using join.me!

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Tag: #remotework



200x200_predictions for future8 Predictions for the Next 10 Years

What lies ahead for the next ten years in technology? This list of predictions includes 100 connected devices and 8 billion “hyper-connected” people, getting online from numerous devices at unprecedented speeds.

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Tag: #future #innovation

200x200 art and innovationThe Intersection of Art and Innovation

Innovators are more than just their title of developer, designer, or engineer – at the core of it, they’re really artists of their craft. At the World Economic Forum, Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde presents some unique examples of how art and innovation intersect, and how art can serve a true purpose in the future.

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Tag: #innovation #creativity


Tip Tuesday – Use these features for better virtual selling

A huge number of our customers are sales managers and teams, who use join.me as their go-to tool in sales pitches. The ability to show off the product as they talk about it and let their prospects test it out is a game changer for many of our customers (just ask Meltwater). So we’ve created some unique features specifically for sales teams who use join.me for their sales demos.

The CRM system most widely used by sales teams is Salesforce. So to help sellers work more seamlessly between their meetings and their contact database, we’ve developed a Salesforce integration in join.me Enterprise starting and scheduling meetings right from their lead screens. Learn how to install the plug-in and start your next join.me right from Salesforce in this video:

Another favorite feature of our pro users is join.me URL personalization. You can customize your join.me URL to whatever you’d like – your name, company, etc. This can be really helpful when running multiple sales calls and demos with a number of prospects – your dial-in information is easy to remember, and it helps get your brand name out there. Learn how to set it up in this video – plus how to personalize your background image, to create your personalized virtual meeting room!

Check out our YouTube channel for our full library of user tips.


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Week of May 22, 2015

Since Memorial Day is the unofficial kick-off to summer and many people will be out of the office, we thought we’d focus this week’s update.me on remote working and how the modern employee is choosing to work. Employees today are choosing to work remotely because they have the tools that allow them to do so available to them. As a result, the workforce is shifting to a more mobile, connected, and collaborative environment. Here are a few articles around how millennials are driving this shift and some companies who have chosen to support it.

May_1_JM_Blog_200x2005 Big Companies That Support Remote Work
Companies both big and small understand the importance of a remote workforce. Being able to source top tier talent from anywhere in the world and having a more productive, loyal, and dedicated workforce are just some of the reasons why companies are moving out of the office—and into the home office.

Tags: #remoteworking
Follow:  @B2Community

ITbiz_updatemeHave you met the 21st century employee?
While resistance to change continues to be alive and well in many organizations, the world is changing every day. We are in a time when entire economies, organizations and industries are transforming. And yet, we use antiquated organizational change management practices in our 21st century world. The biggest change leaders need to make is to have clarity on the shared purpose of their organization and how to deliver on it in a simple way where employees understand their roles.

Tags: #millennials  #remoteworking
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managersorg_updatemeHow Millennials are Driving a Remote Working Revolution
A tech-savvy generation of younger employees is reshaping the way we do our jobs. This UK article explores 4 ways to create an effective remote working experience.

Tags: #remoteworking #millennials


Tip Tuesday – Make your meetings truly collaborative by sharing control!

As more and more businesses shift towards a collaborative atmosphere, less and less meetings are being led by just one person. Presentations are no longer one-to-many; they’re transforming into a conversation where everyone contributes. Some of join.me’s most beneficial features give you the ability to put anyone in the driver’s seat of the meeting, quickly and seamlessly.

The ‘pass presenter’ feature allows the meeting host to pass screen-sharing functionality from their dvice to another person’s device at any time during the meeting. Participants can also request access to takeover the present role. It proves extremely useful for team brainstorms, meetings with remote attendees, or to review multiple documents provided by various people. Everyone can contribute, and anyone take the lead in the matter of seconds. Check out this video to learn how to pass presenter control in your next join.me meeting:

We also understand that not all join.me meetings are the host presenting a document – sometimes it’s beneficial for the people in your meeting to get interactive with content or platforms. Our remote control feature allows meeting attendees to use the presenter’s mouse and control what’s on their screen and device. This feature has been a game changer for our customers who are giving sales demos. Allowing your potential customer to play around with your product, with you on the line to help, is a priceless value-add to your sales pitch.

Check out how to use join.me’s remote control feature in this video. For more user tips, check out our full video library here!


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Week of May 15, 2015

Huge news in the digital media business was announced this week when Verizon, one of the largest mobile network providers purchased content producer AOL for about $4.4B. With this deal (pending regulatory approval) Verizon will acquire AOL’s online video services, content, news sites, and over $600M in advertising revenue.

This game-changing merger will allow Verizon to better create and manage content for tablet and smartphone users. Consumers can expect to see new, innovative ways to view content on their mobile devices – from TV, to movies, to news, and even advertising. This is just more proof that leading companies are moving toward mobile.

verizonVerizon Buys AOL for $4.4 Billion
Verizon is buying AOL for about $4.4 billion. The deal aims to create a major new player in the digital media business by combining one of the biggest mobile network providers with a leading content producer.

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Tags: #merger #digitalmedia



Screen Shot 2015-05-15 at 3.26.38 PMThrough the Enterprise Collaboration Looking Glass
CMS Wire recently hosted a live tweet jam with collaboration thought leaders about collaboration tools and best practices. Catch up with this recap of “Making Sense of the Collaboration Tool Landscape”.

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Tag: #collaboration, #enterprise



collaborationZDNetCollaboration Industry Continues to Flourish and Multiply

Has the collaboration industry reached it’s peak maturity, or is there much more on the horizon? ZDNet looks at the future of the industry, and how using collaboration tools can forge truly valuable new capabilities among knowledge workers – if used correctly.

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Tag: #collaboration


dominosCraving Pizza? Send an Emoji to Dominos

Talk about innovation. In a new development appealing to their mobile and social media saavy customers, Domino’s will now start fulfilling delivery orders to customers who simply tweet the Pizza emoji.

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Tag: #socialmedia #mobile