Archive for May, 2010

Silver linings

Monday, May 17th, 2010

It may be a stretch of the imagination to say that ash clouds have silver linings. Short of the lost revenues, additional costs, frustration and sheer tedium of waiting to travel, there is a lot of fall out from these naturally occurring phenomena. It doesn’t help the smooth running of an economy. I do feel for those who have had their travel plans ruined.

With the ecological and monetary benefits, virtual solutions are being taken more seriously. There are a lot of things you cannot do virtually, thankfully. A virtual holiday anyone? A virtual performance, music or otherwise? How about a virtual meeting. Well there, you may just want to have a closer look. Could all your criteria be met by online technology? What sort of meeting or presentation could this aid. Training would be a suitable activity that would benefit from virtualisation. You wouldn’t have the time and expense of travelling to a location. There is a major benefit in learning in more manageable portions; you are not overloaded with the onslaught of information.

Adobe have had such a solution for a while. The Adobe Acrobat web site allows up to three users to meet virtually. This is perfect for small presentations, discussions and one-to-one training.

It works on Mac and PC, and requires nothing, other than the latest free Flash plug-in. It can work with applications other than Adobes’ too.

I deliver training and consultancy remotely to Mac and PC users. Imagine the scenario, you have been handed some work that is currently beyond what your experience, you have a limited budget (so a training course is out of the question) and the deadline is marching towards you. Without leaving the office, you could book the precise bit of training, and have it delivered right to you at your desktop, and get the job done.

If you’d like to see how it works, please contact me today to arrange a virtual meeting. It’s really easy to set up and you need no specialist equipment. Call me now, on 07966 212911 or email phil@philiptalbot.co.uk for your free trial.