How to Increase Collaboration Between Teams

meetingPower in numbers is the game. Just like the African proverb says, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together,” when we pool our experience and skills in business, collaboration becomes exponentially more powerful.

But what if we want to go fast and far? How do we build a workplace culture that fosters collaborative behavior for effective teamwork that gets things done?

Increasing collaboration between workers and departments starts with team communication that brings people toward the same end goal. When we talk about teamwork it’s more than just dealing with the task at hand, it’s about:… Read more →

What Can I Use Free Web Conferencing For?

laptop-lady-work-remotelyThe use of web conferencing across a variety of industries has propelled the growth and scalability of how work gets done. With a free trial, anyone can try the platform to see how it integrates with your business. From anywhere in the world, teams can connect and collaborate together.

But, what if you could get web conferencing tools for free? What if a communication solution that connects people socially or professionally came with nothing to lose and everything to gain?

For starters, free web conferencing can be part of your communication strategy to enhance the livelihood of any industry. You can reach many participants or only a few with audio/video meetings that empower your message by hosting live meetings, one on ones, group meetings, and large conferences.

Let’s break down some of the exact uses:

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What Do I Need for Web Conferencing?

lady with laptopWhen it comes to web conferencing software, there are plenty of options available that offer many communication solutions whether for work or play. To help cut through the clutter, here’s exactly what will come in handy in terms of hardware and software to have an effective web conference.

For starters, you will want to find a web conferencing solution that’s easy to navigate, effective in terms of offerings that are collaborative, and productive, and caters to the unique requirements of your communication needs both professionally and personally.

Let’s drill this down a little more.… Read more →

Our experience so far with COVID-19

work from homeHow has your organisation reacted to the COVID-19 crisis? Fortunately our team at iotum has performed well and adapted quickly to life under pandemic.

Now we are facing a new chapter as governments talk about re-opening, and many grapple with a ‘new normal’ that evolves by the day.

Iotum’s primary office is based in central Canada in Toronto. Our province – Ontario – is implementing a phased approach to opening the economy after the COVID quarantine. Phase One, a limited re-opening of businesses and services, commenced on 19th May 2020.… Read more →

Web Conferencing 101: What It Is And How It Works

video conferenceWhether for work or for play, you might be finding yourself connecting to people via your device more and more these days! Maybe you’re using video conferencing to keep in touch with friends and family, or you’re watching another great webinar put out by one of your favorite influencers. These are just two of the many ways in which web conferencing and web conferencing tools shape how we learn, communicate, and remain present in an online landscape.

If you’ve got a device, an internet connection, and the free web conferencing software that comes loaded with all the bells and whistles for a fully integrated experience, you are well on your way to exploring this exciting digital platform!

Still not fully sure how web conferencing works or what it can do for you? No sweat! Read on and we’ll break down just how easy and totally life-changing this technology can be.… Read more →

How to Have a Good Conference Call

girl-laptopAn in-person meeting has traditionally been the most effective, and reliable way to convene but with workforces growing and stretching across the globe, conference calls are more important than ever. If you’re a large group or small to midsize business, your unique needs require clear and concise communication.

Think of a conference call as a virtual conference table where everyone is available to participate in the conversation no matter where they are. Conference calls facilitate group collaboration and are a perfect alternative to meeting in person, saving you commuting time, travel costs and accommodation.… Read more →

What is the best free conference call service?

lady on phone with headsetTaking care of a growing small business means your communication has to be delivered smoothly and come through loud and clear. If you’ve got international callers, you’ve got time zones, call quality, and conference call telephone numbers to take into consideration! Plus, you want to be polished and professional while keeping costs low.

So you need conferencing software that opens up the lines of communication to keep customers in the loop, employees connected and clients interested in your offering! Whatever you’re providing, whether that’s reaching out to your community or providing tutorials and webinars for students or workers looking to upgrade their skill set, there’s a solution for you!… Read more →

How Important Security Is For Your Conference Calls and Virtual Meetings

keyboard-laptopNow more than ever virtual meeting software has become a must-have for every household. Whether as a lifeline to the outside world for business or personal use, people everywhere are depending on two-way communication technology to connect.

Educators are relying on conference calls and virtual meetings to align with the admin about evolving curriculums to create lessons and learning plans for students. Medical practitioners are using online meeting services to provide immediate support and diagnostics. Families are counting on secure video conferences to stay in touch with loved ones near and far.… Read more →

Technology Supports Social Distancing in the age of Covid-19

We’re in this together!

In our lifetime we have never seen anything like this. There have been massive natural disasters, the trauma of 9/11 and the 2008 financial crisis. They pale in comparison to what is unfolding before our eyes today.

In my reporting days, I recall vividly working all hours after the terror attacks on the World Trade Centre. During the great ice storm, a cameraman and I did a white-knuckle drive through crazy conditions on the 401 all the way to Montreal, where everything was closed, hydro towers were bent in half, with no sign of when the electricity would come back on. In 2008, I stood, astonished at the news conference where Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Premier Dalton McGuinty announced a massive bailout of the auto industry, saving the sector that was once the backbone of the Ontario economy from collapse.… Read more →