Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Adobe just launched a new website, a complete set of web-based communication, collaboration, and productivity tools. From Adobe: ConnectNow.

ConnectNow is a great way to share ideas, discuss details, and complete work together — all online. Reduce travel costs, save time, and increase productivity with a web conferencing solution that is easy to access and simple to use.

A good synopsis of the platform can be found here.
The free service only allows for three participants and a host, but the Pro Version allows for up to 1,500 participants.

A service like this doesn't even need to replace a physical conference, it can compliment, even enhance, the program by turning distance and technology into a bonus. Especially for program committees and other administrative work, tools like this could certainly help reduce the cost of travel and materials.

A test drive is in order.

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