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Remote Software 101Remote software… It can come across as a strange term at first. When you consider the word “remote”, some might think of the TV remote control while others might think about a child’s remote control car flying around the backyard. However neither of these thoughts quite lead to remote software solutions. After a recent conversation the other day, it occurred to me that many businesses are still unaware of this technology, and so this blog post can be considered as a kind of “remote software 101″ lesson – for all those who are scouring the Web for a quick guide.
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Mikogo for IT ConsultantsIT consultants do a lot of their work remotely, but the highly collaborative nature of the field means they need all the immediacy a face-to-face meeting provides. At first, a consultant is trying to understand the potential client’s needs, and convince the client that they have the right solutions for them. There can be a lot of back-and-forth over details as the consultant does their work, and then there’s tech support and training as the new solutions are put into place.
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Mikogo for Financial AdvisorsFinancial planning is an information-heavy business, in which the client has to cart in all his tax records, pay stubs and investment records, and the advisor has to explain a raft of complex strategies. With Mikogo, financial advisors are seeing an alternative to the inconvenience of the in-person meeting and the tediously incremental back-and-forth of email exchanges. By providing that clarity, Mikogo also helps build trust — invaluable in a profession in which clients may be nervously placing their entire futures into an advisor’s hands.
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Twitter Screenshot davidriecksBig news today in the world of online meetings: Salesforce.com has acquired web meeting service provider, Dimdim. The acquisition is one thing, but according to the Dimdim website the result of this is that current Dimdim subscriptions will end, some as soon as March this year. The people at Dimdim did a good job over the last few years at promoting free web meetings, but it appears that there are thousands of Dimdim customers now who will lose their source of online meetings. With that in mind, we are welcoming all Dimdim customers to use the Mikogo software as their new alternative for free web conferencing. (more…)

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