07 May 2009
An idea to cut travel and your carbon footprint. The following services allow everybody to be 'on the same page' during a long-distance meeting.
Free 30-day trial.
2. Adobe Acrobat Connect
Free 15-day trial.
Free 14-day trial
They work on the same principle. Install the application on the host machine (e.g. a laptop that you will use on the day). Having registered in the service, you generate a code that is sent to the participants. They simply click on a link, enter the code (or this is automated), and then watch whatever you show them, via their web browser.
The host PC controls what is visible on the other machine (a spreadsheet, video etc.). The host can also hand the controls to any of the participants. The host controls what the participants see: just a window from the host PC, or the whole screen.
Both services enable participants at up to 15 locations to join. Additional facilities include voice (VOIP) integration, and instant messaging (chat windows to ask questions, send messages between participants etc.). Webex even enables users to log in from a smart phone.
05 May 2009
03 May 2009
Happily there are tools and techniques for communicating in low-bandwidth environments, as blogger Christian Kreuz explains.
01 May 2009
Do you need media coverage? And if so, what is the best timing to reach out to journalists?
- Peg your business to a news event
- Journalists love celebrities
- Write an op-ed piece
- Focus on the solution of the problem
- What are the results
- See: guidelines for freelance writers
The objective of MW4D IG is to gather all stakeholders in a global forum in order to identify the key challenges of using mobile phones as an ICT-platform in Developing regions, and to draft a roadmap to work on.
The targeted players are Web experts, Mobile specialists, Academics from Developed and Developing regions, NGOs with field expertise, and International organizations working on reducing the Digital Divide."
More than half the world's population now pay to use a mobile phone and nearly a quarter use the internet, as developing countries rapidly adopt new communications technologies.
By the end of last year there were an estimated 4.1bn mobile subscriptions, up from 1bn in 2002, according to a report published today by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), an agency of the UN.
That represents six-in-ten of the world's population, with developing countries accounting for about two-thirds of the mobile phones in use, compared with less than half of subscriptions in 2002.