Monday, May 31, 2010

Federal Telework Web Conferencing on NASA SEWP

Technology Solutions Provider Inc. (TSPi) has chosen VIA3 Secure Web Conferencing to be added to the Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, Inc. NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP IV) contract. With this addition, TSPi can immediately begin providing award winning web conferencing and collaboration solutions to Federal agencies throughout the United States.

VIA3 allows users to conduct online presentations, meetings, training, demos, desktop sharing, white-boarding, and file collaboration over the web. Due to VIA3’s industry leading security, all data, voice, and video is secured with 128-bit AES encryption, with FIPS140-2 Level 1 certification. VIA3 is available in Software as a Service (SaaS) model or as an on-premise deployment. Anything Federal employees can do in a physical conference room can now be done virtually.

VIA3 was chosen for it’s depth of flexible features and comprehensive approach to security, but the beauty of this product is in its simplicity. Unlike some complex Video Teleconferencing systems requiring significant hardware investments, users can be up and running securely in a matter of minutes on any reliable web connection. With just a webcam and a microphone, any connected knowledge worker can realize productivity from any location, a feature that is critical for governmental “Continuity of Operations” mandates. In addition, the included VOIP (Audio streamed over the internet) gives agencies a massive reduction in communication costs. One monthly price gives the user unlimited audio, video, meetings, presentations, and file sharing.

About TSPi

TSPi, an SBA certified 8(a) Small Disadvantaged Business, has its core strengths in designing and implementing secure, enterprise-wide systems and networks – from hardware and software acquisition to application development and full integration. TSPi has taken these proven capabilities and successfully applied them to three core markets: Government, Healthcare, and Commercial industry. NASA SEWP IV is one of several vehicles this company can offer products and services directly to the federal government. TSPi is an authorized Sales Agent for Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, Inc.

About VIA3

VIA3 enables rich, secure, multipoint e-meetings over the Internet for numerous Federal, State, and Local government agencies. VIA3 combines quality audio, video and real-time information sharing at the desktop with the highest levels of security. This enables government and business professionals to interact with colleagues, clients, partners and vendors as if they were physically in the same room. More information on VIA3 can be found at http://www.via3.com/

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mile High Productivity Club: Virtual Meetings at 30,000 Feet With Web Conferencing

For most professionals, a regular airline flight means disruption, disconnection and limited offline email catch-up. When Sales Director Teresa Lockard steps on a plane, her productivity barely misses a beat. Teresa is one of the progressive information workers who takes advantage of airline Wi-Fi and Web Conferencing to deliver presentations and conduct sales meetings. "My days are usually 100 MPH, and I don't have the luxury of down-time" said Lockard, addressing a Georgia area sales professional group. "With the amount we travel, you would be remiss to lose your travel time to disconnection from your customers, staff, and co-workers."

Teresa takes advantage of VIA3's web conferencing and collaboration technology for rich, secure, video and audio meetings, as well as presentations, 'whiteboarding', voting and desktop sharing. She can also collaborate with others on VIA3 document workspaces, and instant message her co-workers using VIA3 secure corporate IM. "The only disadvantage to collaborating a mile high is the background, which startles some people. They suddenly realize they are seeing the roof of an airline cabin behind me, and it distracts them for a few minutes. Other than that, if you can do it around a physical conference room table, you can do it with VIA3."

Brian Hodges, VIA3 CEO, discussed the nuances of mile-high web conferencing. "One inherent danger to using most web conferencing software with open airplane Wi-Fi is the huge lack of security. For proprietary information, documentation, and discussions, fliers wanting to conference should use only VIA3, which is 128-bit AES level secure from the ground up, and easily the most secure web conferencing tool on the market today."

To find the airline best suited for your meeting and collaboration needs, Gizmodo rates the speeds of various Wi-Fi enabled carriers in this article: http://gizmodo.com/5462997/mile+high-wi+fi-showdown-which-airlines-the-fastest. (Normal Wi-Fi prices on airlines is in the $10 per hour range).

To download VIA3 for usage anywhere on earth AND the friendly skies, visit www.VIA3.com. (The cost of VIA3 conferencing is under 30$ a month for unlimited usage).