Telecommuting Tech – Work Anywhere!


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St. Charles County Chambers Technology Committee Presentation 2012 01-19 - Telecommuting Tech –
Work Anywhere!

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Remote Options
Windows Remote Desktop
VoIP Options
Google Voice
Work Anywhere!
Telecommuting Tech
Video Options
Google Hangouts
Microsoft Live Messenger
Other/Combination Options
Microsoft Lync
CoworkingSpace /
Temporary Office Relocation

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Telecommuting Tech – Work Anywhere!

  1. 1. Telecommuting Tech – Work Anywhere! January 19,2012
  2. 2. Sub-CommitteeChamber Member Companies working together to bring youthe information on the technological topics that interest youand can benefit your business!Andy Kastrup, ProTronics Technologies, Inc.Art Zemon, Hen’s Teeth NetworkBeth Richter, ProTronics Technologies, Inc.Ken Tucker, ChangeScape, Inc., Co-ChairMark Peimann, EPC Computers, Co-ChairRandy Downs, JLJ Technology, Archiving Valuable Assets
  3. 3. Facebook Events Check-in
  4. 4. Telecommuting Tech Work Anywhere!Remote Options Video Options LogMeIn  Google Hangouts Windows Remote Desktop  Microsoft Live MessengerVoIP Options Other/Combination Options RingCentral  Skype  MagicJack  Microsoft Lync Vonage  Coworking Space / Google Voice Temporary Office Relocation
  5. 5. Remote Login Options Remote Control vs Remote Access  Remote Control (Desktop Sharing)  Works by sharing screen, keyboard, and mouse over the remote link  No file sharing or LAN access to client computer  Great for limited bandwidth connections  Commonly used for tech support  Remote Access (VPN)  Applications are run on the remote access client computer  Allows printing, file transfer, file access will be slower  Requires more bandwidth if running applications
  6. 6. Remote Login Options Windows Remote Desktop  Software & client built in to Windows  Requires static IP with port map in router on host LAN LogMeIn –  Free Account - up to 5 remote computers   – click on Create an account on the rightIn the news: PC Anywhere code released from Norton Hack (2006)
  7. 7. Voice Options RingCentral MagicJack Vonage Google Voice Skype -Covered later in presentation
  8. 8. Virtual PBX phone system2 Phone Numbers (Toll Free/Local)Unlimited Virtual Extensions300 Floating Minutes (Starts at $9.88/month, other plans available)Optional IP PhonesPhone MenusQueuesFax In & OutMobile AppsVoicemail & Caller IDOver 50 Included Features
  9. 9. Magic Jack Plus $69.95 for device $19.95/yrCan port your current phone numberCall WaitingVoicemailCaller ID
  10. 10. VonageSmall Business PlansBasic 1500 $39.99/moUnlimited $49.99/moPhone Adapter $79.99
  11. 11. Google Voice  Google Voice gives you a single phone number that rings all of your phones, saves your voicemail online, and transcribes your voicemail to text.  Other cool features include the ability to listen in on messages while theyre being left, block unwanted callers, and make cheap international calls.  voice/about.html  Price: Free
  12. 12. Video Options Google Hangouts Microsoft Live Messenger
  13. 13. Google HangoutsVideo ChatUp to 10 peopleOn Left Share Docs, Links, typed textOn right shows all joined in the HangoutBig Picture displays who is talking at the moment – automatically switches for you
  14. 14. Microsoft Live Messenger-Built in to Windows-Between 2 people-Allows IM or video chat
  15. 15. Other/Combination Solutions Skype  Combines phone, video, Video Conference Free Conference  Combines phone & video  Adds screen sharing & recording capabilities Google Cloud Print  Print from Anywhere Microsoft Lync Server 2010  Unified Communications  Hosted onsite vs. in the cloud (security/control) Coworking Spaces / Temporary Office Relocation
  16. 16. Other/Combination Solutions Free Skype-to-Skype calls Free video calling Group video calling Call phones & mobiles with low rates Conference Calls Screen sharing Online Numbers Voicemail Call forwarding/transfer
  17. 17. Other/Combination SolutionsFree conference calls are simple and easy to use, requiring only a nameand an e-mail address to receive an instant account.Once you enter your name and e-mail address, you will beinstantaneously provided with a dial-in number and access code forimmediate phone conferencing.Your teleconferencing line is available to you 24/7 and there is no needto schedule or make reservations. Each conference call accountaccommodates 96 callers on an unlimited number of 6 hour freeconference calls. Free
  18. 18. Other/Combination SolutionsPrint anywhere, from any device. Google Cloud Print is a new technology that connects your printers to the web. Using Google Cloud Print, you can make your home and work printers available to you and anyone you choose, from the applications you use every day. Google Cloud Print works on your phone, tablet, Chromebook, PC, and any other web-connected device you want to print from.•• Price: Free
  19. 19. Legislative Update SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) PIPA (Protect IP Act)More information given in handout (or as pdf if emailed) plain-english-17209599/
  20. 20. Upcoming Events February Tech from CES (Consumer Electronics Show) Future More In-Depth into Telecommuting TechToys & Tech Updates
  21. 21. January 19, 2012 Telecommuting Tech Work Anywhere!Presented by: Mark Peimann Ken Tucker Art Zemon Randy Downs Andy Kastrup Beth Richter Please fill out your survey & drop it in the box before you leave