The Business Web

Tony Karrer

Simultaneously, companies like Google and Yahoo have announced their intention to compete against Microsoft Exchange by offering a version of their consumer email services repurposed for business. Gmail for Domains ([link] ) and Yahoo Business Email ( [link] ) are serious competitors to the traditional email server franchise. And, many other companies are finally delivering a wide variety of software as service offerings from Business Objects to Adobe to Skype.

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With a little help from our friends: the services we use to build our business


We use Google’s suite of business productivity solutions for handling company email, file sharing, and meetings scheduling. Skype & Skype Manager – VOIP. We also use it to support our international phone numbers through its VOIP functionality.

Your Chance to Check Us Out!

Upside Learning

We definitely do a lot of virtual conferencing, emailing, portal sharing, VOIP-ing… We bet many of you do too. We don’t do business with virtual conference rooms, email clients, portals, or VOIP windows. We do business with people. But you know what? And that’s why, ultimately, relationships matter the most to us. So Upside Learning […]. Upside Learning ATD TechKnowledge ATD TechKnowledge 2018 ATDTK2018


Social Networking – A Contrarian View

Upside Learning

Perhaps they lacked the required understanding of business processes, the systems used to enable these and the ‘culture’ that each company develops over time. Today, I’m going to adopt a contrarian view.

Key points in keeping customers happy with online sales


In the age of the internet, you can not overlook the opportunity presented by incorporating the internet as a sales channel to drive growth and sales for your business. Best practices Opinion business customer satisfaction online sales sales

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Face time

E-Learning Provocateur

My wife and I are studying Foundations of Business Strategy together. To add voice to the conversation we can use teleconferencing or VoIP. And by “studying”, I mean we are watching the videos – which are excellent, by the way.

The Rise of the Digitals

Your Training Edge

Digitals are people using services like cloud computing to run their businesses and lives. Digitals also include people who run their businesses on the internet using these tools. Every week there is a marked increase in the population of social media and business websites.

Five Tips on 3D eLearning and Training Courtesy of VenueGen

Kapp Notes

If others appear as flat cartoons incapable of neck movement or the ability to walk without “ice skating”, then the business professional or student is constantly being reminded that the envoirnment is not real.

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Happenings in the Corporate Virtual World Space

Kapp Notes

Competition with 2D Platforms Heats Up Virtual immersive environment provider, VenueGen just announced a new platform specifically designed for freelancers, small businesses, non-profits and trade groups. The solution called THUNDER offers virtual conference rooms with photorealistic avatars, surround sound VoIP, in-world streaming video and shared-screen content. Here are some emerging events happening in the corporate virtual immersive environment (VIE) space.

3 Ways to Use Adobe Connect

Integrated Learnings

You can have your meeting room's URL on your business card. Other benefits to having a meeting room include using a web cam so that attendees can see each other, sharing downloadable files with attendees, and using Adobe Connect's VoIP capabilities to allow meetings without the added cost of telephone conferencing. by Jonathan Shoaf. Adobe Connect is one of the leading virtual classroom products on the market.

Key benefits for managers when using a Learning Experience Platform


Here are some ways that Experiential learning can be used in your business to enhance communication and make management tasks easier and more efficient: Voice Conferencing with WebRTC – WebRTC-powered voice conferencing.

The Value of Student-Directed Learning


Businesses have already taken advantage of offering online education at a variety of levels from a quick online conference to marketing a lengthy trade school course. Whether in a business meeting or classroom setting, online learning now quickly and easily reaches global proportions.

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The Benefits of Blended Learning


is an online journalist with a passion for business. In addition to sharing his advice with those who seek financial help, he enjoys writing about effective business communications, VoIP and virtual technology, and the process of globalization.

Top Nine Web Conferencing Vendors for 2015 Plus Trends

eLearning 24-7

The usual standards though – whiteboard, screen sharing, VOIP – funny, I saw one vendor pitch that they include “VOIP toll free” – what? VOIP is usually free – that is why people have it. If you love VOIP and are willing to ignore the UI – its solid but not great by any stretch then Skype might work. For me I wish they included branding in the Pro version (up to nine hosts), but it exists in Business version (min.

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Web Conferencing 201

eLearning 24-7

If the presenter is using VOIP, then audio is recorded during the presentation, because the audio is coming through the computer’s speakers. Most systems do not record the audio from attendees, even if they are using VOIP, but some do. So, people could download the audio version – off you and your attendees, but in order to do this, you had to be on the phone too – and not using VOIP. This is the 2nd part of the web conferencing post, web conferencing 101.

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Is the Future of Communications Social?

Rob Hubbard

Most realtime communications between our team (all of whom are based at different locations) are via Skype which we use for chat, VOIP conference calls and sending files to one another. It also lets me run my business from my iPhone if i need to. I increasingly view email in the same way I do physical post – quaint, idiosyncratic and evocative of a bygone era. Email just seems so clunky nowadays and so outdated. The level of spam email we all receive doesn’t help.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

Business’s lingering love of bureaucracy, process, and legacy technology has fallen completely out of sync with what people need to do their best. Add to this VOIP/Skype, 3G and what’s happening with video on demand.

The Best eLearning Tools You Need Now


Essentially, Mural is a collaboration and brainstorming design board where teams can collaborate and share ideas, no matter where they are, making it perfect for businesses with global offices or remote workers. You can also use Slack to share files and make free VoIP calls.

Evolving the E-Learning Experience for the 21st Century

eLearning 24-7

The growing number of businesses leaving Microsoft Outlook to Internet e-mail is amazing. On the Go – mobile access to documents, files, business presentations regardless of your location – instant access. Boosts mobile learning value, social learning (P2P is a form of social media) and removes the browser issue for many businesses (i.e Wishing there was a way to enhance your learning experience, with such products as augmented reality, virtual worlds or VOIP?


25 eLearning Tools You Need Now


You can also use Slack to share files and make free VoIP calls. What it does: LearnUpon’s cloud-based learning management system helps businesses train their employees, partners, and customers.

Enterprise mobility: Not a one-horse race


The service, called Dell Mobile Workspace, is distributed as an app but goes well beyond what that definition usually entails, becoming a way for users to perform business VoIP calls and send texts in a sealed-off space that can be controlled by administrators.

How to evaluate social and informal learning

Jay Cross

Profiles are good for learning and for business operations. You can’t isolate the effect profiles had on learning because the learning is intertwined with the business.

The A to Z of eLearning Acronyms Part 2


It allows you to scale the service with your growth as a business. In part 1 of this list, we worked through the most important eLearning related acronyms that you are likely to come across.

Q&A from Blog Readers on E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

via VOIP, mobile, telephone, etc. Some have ads, which can be a downer for some folks, others require the person to either use VOIP or call in with a non toll free number. . Here is my list (both from a business and system standpoint). The web site (a form of digital marketing) and digital marketing in general should be quite obvious – since it is tied to strategy – especially in today’s business world. There is nothing like interaction.

Top Picks for 2016 – E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Includes VOIP that I find crystal clear. Course categories include business skills, compliance, certifications, industry-specific. After a whirlwind week that for many of us has left an indelible mark of uneasiness and concern, we all need a little good cheer.

Making Sense Of The iPad For Online Learning

The eLearning Coach

Were you too busy to read the reviews, analysis and opinions? Text chat is an obvious use and VoIP services should work. The noise about the release of Apple’s iPad has been a bit overwhelming. No problem.

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Web Conferencing 101 – The Basics

eLearning 24-7

If they do not offer unlimited sessions per month, then they shouldn’t be in this business. You record everything that is seen on the screen – including the presenter’s voice – which is achieved via VOIP (i.e. What about the presenter’s voice – i.e. via VOIP?

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Leadership and online multiplayer games

Clive on Learning

When I sat down on the train tp read Leadership in a Distributed World - Lessons from Online Gaming, a paper from IBM Global Business Services, I thought I knew right up front what the conclusion would be. Although we'd like to think that parallels business, I don't think it does at normal management levels."

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms


Here at LearnUpon, we’re all about helping businesses better understand eLearning so they can get better results from their training. By furthering their success, you are, in turn, facilitating the success of your business. VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol).

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Meeting Face to Face

Learning Visions

Since the advent of high speed internet our life-style has changed tremendously, from shopping to business. There are many VoIP tools that allow sending video as well as audio. Business, in many ways, has been slower to adopt.

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E-Learning Q&A November Issue

eLearning 24-7

As an executive, showing me that over a period of say six months, each quarter the salesperson who are taking X sales courses are constantly increasing their sales, is only a plus and any executive who can’t see that, shouldn’t be in business. . Sales drive business. VOIP is free. . Cheer up, things could be worse – you could be out of business. . Back from Australia and boy are my arms tired (Yes, the worst joke ever!).

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LMS vendors: R u hearing us?

eLearning 24-7

Why would I want to do business with you, when you are not even using any form of social media? Some have the Skype capability – VOIP; so after installing the add-on in your browser – which they all offer, you could call them via Skype and even change the country code; rather than having to figure out on your own what is the country code; sure you may have to pay for the call if it is international – but you could use VOIP and not your phone.

How Masterminding Can Dramatically Increase Your Odds of Success as an Education Entrepreneur with Ken Wallace of MastermindJam


Ken and Chris dive into the ins and outs of masterminding, and how they can benefit you and your business. Be sure to head to to check out the opportunities for growth as a business owner. Another one is whether or not you’re full time in the business.

Software as Service: What are the Four Pillars for Elearning?

The Learning Circuits

Here, as in other businesses, the capability to provide identity management, roles, personalization, and contextual choices is critical. Very interesting to think about how web conferencing and VoIP will emerge in the learning & training "Conversation". As I get ready for the new year and a new job, I find myself with more time for deep thinking. I've stumbled on to a really interesting framework for thinking about enterprise elearning.

LMS Modules – The “Add-On” Facts

eLearning 24-7

VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol – Think Skype for example. Most LMS/LCMS vendors will not automatically help out with a merchant account or with PayPal Business for you to receive your funds. Same thing with PayPal Business and not the PayPal personal account.If

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Emerging Technologies in e-Learning

Learning Visions

Technology Innovation Cycles: Some books about technology innovation if you want more on this -- James Utterback, Mastering the Dynamics of Innovation Clayton Christensen, The Innovators Dilemma (If youre doing well now, be careful because a new tech is being developed to disrupt your business.) Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

E-Learning Innovative Products – They are Out There

eLearning 24-7

It’s a business marketplace for buyers and sellers. Classroom 6.1 – virtual classroom: VOIP, MP3 & MP4 downloads, breakout rooms, single and multi-way video, classroom management, including uploading content, polls, quizzes, surveys, follow the presenter, public and private chat, supports any web cam. I love innovation. It is what makes any product or service, aspire to new heights. I especially love it when it happens in the e-learning industry.