Dreamforce Day 3 Wrap Up – November 20, 2013

         

Marissa Mayer at Dreamforce 2013 – Fireside Chat

         

Mark Benioff at Dreamforce 2013 – The Connected Customer

         

Dreamforce Day 1 Wrap Up – November 18, 2013

         

join.me Valued For Its Ease of Enterprise-wide Deployment

Nucleus Research finds join.me is valued for its ease of enterprise-wide deployment

Nucleus Research, a third-party research firm, recently published a report stating that one of the key benefits join.me customers experience over other online meeting tools is the ease of creating a business deployment.

The research document, the join.me Guidebook, cites several of our customers who have used other online meeting tools in the past. Nucleus Research interviewed them about their previous experiences with other tools, as well as their current experiences with join.me, to uncover the key reasons why these companies made the switch to join.me.

Nucleus found that many of these enterprises were introduced to join.me by individual employees, who were using the tool outside of their company-sanctioned meeting tool. The users then elevated their requests to management and IT to purchase the application. One natural concern at this point in the process is, “How do I deploy and manage a cloud-based application to my company?”

Nucleus dove into this issue head-first by interviewing customers who have been through the process and discovered that the  administrative interface was easy to use.  Companies could quickly aggregate all single users into a single  console and deploy to new users with a simple email invitation, and  it was easy to use for ongoing management of licensces

 

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One company interviewed stated that they were already using a competitive meeting solution, but decided to put join.me to the test on a trial basis. They specifically noted how simple it was to add 75 users to the corporate account, quickly.

Another company stated that they were able to quickly provide licenses for 300 users. “We sent the invite to 300 people and they were set up.”

It’s that quick and easy. Continue reading “join.me Valued For Its Ease of Enterprise-wide Deployment” »

         

New research shows how join.me is being adopted by enterprises

 

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Wonder if join.me would fit the many needs of your enterprise – from continuous collaboration to value? Don’t take our word for it. Find out what you need to know from an independent third-party research firm who evaluated our solution and asked our customers directly.

The new join.me Guidebook authored by Nucleus Research features background information on challenges enterprises are facing, a review of join.me as an enterprise solution, key benefit areas as identified by four enterprise customers, and best practices for maximizing the value of join.me.

Nucleus Research states, “Our research builds on vignettes and quotes from customers to develop a framework quantifying how organizations have achieved value from a solution.” In this case, they focus on the value and key benefits of join.me to four distinct enterprises.

One key benefit outlined in the report is identified as ease of use and greater adoption. It appears that many businesses are introduced to join.me by an individual employee who prefers its ease of use to their company’s incumbent conferencing tool. With use, join.me starts to catch on.

“I started using this for my meetings and got questions from people who were able to join with just one click. People would ask me how to get this tool.” – A quote included in the Nucleus Research join.me Guidebook.

Start reading the full report now to see if join.me will work as your enterprise’s collaboration solution. And look for more information on this informative research in the near future.

Happy meeting!

         

Nucleus Research finds join.me is valuable to enterprises for external collaboration

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The independent research firm, Nucleus Research, recently interviewed several enterprises about their past web conferencing experiences with other tools and their current experiences using join.me. In the resulting evaluation research report, the join.me Guidebook, Nucleus states that one of the top four key benefits of using join.me over other tools is seamless external collaboration with suppliers and partners.

 

The enterprises questioned for the research stated that collaborating outside of their company’s networks posed firewall issues, yet the need to communicate externally was especially important, whether for vendor management and partnerships, or for working with external employees. Companies surveyed found that other web conferencing solutions ran into security or networking issues, while join.me works securely and simply through a web browser.

 

When business is moving so fast that every day, hour and minute count, companies must seize every opportunity when dealing with external firms without wasting time trying to connect with them. Not only do failed connections frustrate the internal team, but they have the potential to damper partnerships essential to the business. In such an environment where time is money, enterprises need to be able to share content across networks quickly and effectively.

 

As stated by one company in the Nucleus Research join.me Guidebook, “Some of the other programs didn’t work very well with other company networks, which made it difficult to bring vendors and suppliers into meetings.”

 

When connections count, they trust join.me.

 

About the research report

The new join.me Guidebook authored by Nucleus Research features background information on challenges enterprises are facing, a review of join.me as an enterprise solution, key benefit areas as identified by four enterprise customers, and best practices for maximizing the value of join.me.

Nucleus Research states, “Our research builds on vignettes and quotes from customers to develop a framework quantifying how organizations have achieved value from a solution.”

Start reading the full report now to see if join.me will work as your enterprise’s collaboration solution. And look for more information on this informative research in the near future.

 

Happy meeting!

         

Two business class upgrades. For everyone.

Ever wonder how the other half lives?  Starting today, you, and the tens of millions of other join.me users will have a chance to find out through the new join.me Pro Preview.  All join.me users who host a meeting will now get instant free access to join.me’s premium features, right out of the gate, for their next two meetings.  No registration required.

During your two Pro Preview meetings we’ll unlock all of join.me’s premium features, including:

  • Window Sharing – share only a single application or portion of your screen
  • Presenter Swap – pass the baton to others and let them drive for awhile
  • Annotation – highlight areas and keep your audience engaged through collaborative annotation
  • Conference Lines – take advantage of dedicated domestic and international conference lines

…and more

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Want more time to check out pro? You can sign up for a 14-day, risk-free trial on the join.me website.

         

Show and tell…from your iPad!

Want to host a meeting from your iPad?  There’s an app for that.

We’re happy to announce a significant new update to the join.me iPad app that will give you another excuse to leave your laptop at the office.  Starting today, you can now use join.me to host meetings and quick, ad-hoc collaboration sessions directly from your iPad, including the ability to:

  • Select and visually present files from email and other iPad apps with up to 250 people
  • Open files from other productivity, business, collaboration and cloud apps in join.me for quick sharing
  • Store files in the join.me iPad app for future meetings and presentations
  • Invite attendees via email or link into a join.me session
  • Talk to attendees via VoIP or a free, dedicated teleconference line
  • Secure and control meetings via “lock” feature, requiring attendees to seek permission prior to joining a meeting in session
  • Trigger a touch-based ‘laser pointer’ for highlighting areas of content being shared
  • Use built-in chat feature to talk with individual or all attendees

Want a test drive?

The hosting option in new join.me app works in tandem with your join.me account.  If you already have join.me on your iPad, just install the latest update.  If not, just download it from App Store to get started.  Once in the app, you’ll see options to ‘Share’ or to ‘Join’, just like the join.me website.  To ‘Share’, simply log in with your join.me account info and you’re ready to go.

Don’t have a join.me account?  No worries.  You can sign up for a 14-day, risk-free join.me account trial on the join.me website — also gives you a chance to test drive all the premium features of join.me pro.  PLEASE NOTE: Joining a meeting from the app does not require an account.

Try it with friends, try it with colleagues, or heck, try it with yourself by simply joining your iPad hosted meeting from your PC, Mac, iPhone, Android device, Win 8 device or even another iPad.

And let us know your thoughts here on join.me blog, in the app reviews or in the new join.me ideas community.

         

What’s New: LogMeIn Host Software Update Version 4.1.2504

LogMeIn Host Software Update (Windows): This update is required for you to take advantage of the upcoming release of Anti-Virus Management.  This feature will enable you to monitor and manage your remote PCs’ anti-virus software.  Be sure to update all your hosts in order to take advantage of the latest Central has to offer.

In addition, this host update includes host fixes to make your Central experience better.