Using Google Inbox

I am always willing to try something new.  Sometimes that has been a curse (like being 20 years ahead of the videoconferencing curve) but sometimes it has been a blessing in that I occasionally find a gem that I never expected to find before anyone else.   Google’s Inbox is a gem.  (Albeit one with limitations, but, hey, even beautiful diamonds have some flaws). My … Continue reading Using Google Inbox

Free Alternatives to Microsoft Office

As a small business owner, purchasing office productivity software from Microsoft can be painful. Luckily, there are free options available that work REALLY well.  I will look at two here:  Open Office and Google Docs.  But first, here is a list of what I think the free options need to fulfill to be a viable option for the small business owner: A word processor similar to … Continue reading Free Alternatives to Microsoft Office

Bryan Hellard Reviews: Fuzebox

According to the salesman, FuzeBox licenses from Vidyo its SVC (which he called Scalable Video Codec not coding) but uses something different for audio. That was immediately apparent because there were no audio issues during the call and I used my webcam’s microphone and desktop speakers. Ease of use Unfortunately, I was not given Host rights so I was just a user connecting to a … Continue reading Bryan Hellard Reviews: Fuzebox

Bryan Hellard Reviews: Zoom.us

  Zoom.us It’s not often that I am really, really impressed with a product. This is one of those times. Ease of Use Zoom.us required a small download from their website to get started. The only slightly unfortunate thing is that the product requires a login using credentials from either Facebook or Google, for reasons that I can only speculate about. This is only necessary … Continue reading Bryan Hellard Reviews: Zoom.us

Bryan Hellard Reviews: EasyMeeting

EasyMeeting  EasyMeeting appears to be built around Radvision’s Scopia mobile product. You are required to actually use the Scopia Mobile iPad app to use it. It’s unknown if Radvision’s acquisition by Avaya will have any effect on the product as I am unsure of any relationship between EasyMeeting and Radvision. Ease of use Yeah, it’s pretty easy. There is a desktop/laptop download required and Radvision’s … Continue reading Bryan Hellard Reviews: EasyMeeting