Technology and the occasional justified rant

A good time to look at LotusLive Meetings

I couldn’t really let the opportunity pass. The volcanic apocalypse is yet another example of the disruption that we all potentially face, one of those things that scuppers our travel plans. Other things outside of your control include inclement weather, terrorism, strike action, and incompetence – for example, you missing your flight because an idiot lorry driver has crashed and the motorway has been closed because his cargo of pigs is now loose. Don’t laugh, it happened last week. Ah, poor piggies.

So how can you reduce your chances of that important meeting being ruined by Mother Nature or worthless idiotic humans? The answer is LotusLive Meetings – the rich capabilities are easy to access (just provide the URL to everyone), easy to use, secure, and you can add audio and video to the experience.

Okay, you could never replace all of your face-to-face meetings with web meetings, but your first step in cutting costs would be to work out which ones could be replaced. Or look at it in a positive way – which meetings don’t take place today but could be useful if you could access the right medium to hold the meeting? And then there’s the education aspect – in the Lotus brand we have two or three scheduled learning sessions a week, all delivered via LotusLive Meetings. It’s a quick and convenient (and inexpensive) alternative to classroom-based training.

If you want to try LotusLive Meetings, or any of the other LotusLive services, just click here.

…works for Microsoft as a Global Account Technology Strategist. In a former life he worked for the Lotus brand within IBM for many years. Married with one daughter and two dogs, lives in Camberley (Surrey, England), plays the guitar to a mediocre standard, and runs 10 kms and half marathons at an average speed. That’s it really.


Darren Adams • 19 April 2010

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