Re: [KI-LC] [Staff] Kantara Initiative's Teleconference Service Provider

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Dervla O'Reilly

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Mar 6, 2012, 2:48:33 PM3/6/12
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Many thanks everyone for your input and comments. 

It appears that option 1 is a way forward (1. utilize WebEx with their integrated VoIP solution, without dedicated Skype access with toll option (could use your Skype, mobile or land line)

We hope to resolve and finalize with early April as our new target date for transition.

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Dervla
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From: Keith Uber <Keith...@ubisecure.com>
Subject: RE: [KI-LC] Kantara Initiative's Teleconference Service Provider
Date: February 29, 2012 6:56:26 AM PST
To: Dervla O'Reilly <dervla...@me.com>

IMHO Dropping land line dial in access would be okay. webex offers other features, chat&persentations, that could make the meetings even better. Looks like their iOS apps are included in the packages.
 
I have used land line dial-in numbers in cases where I am travelling (by car or train) where network use is not reliable. Maybe 3 times in the past year.
 
--Keith
 
From: lc-bo...@kantarainitiative.org [mailto:lc-bo...@kantarainitiative.org] On Behalf Of Colin Wallis
Sent: 26. helmikuuta 2012 23:26
To: Dervla O'Reilly
Cc: L...@kantarainitiative.org Council Kantara; st...@kantarainitiative.org list
Subject: Re: [KI-LC] Kantara Initiative's Teleconference Service Provider
 
I can probably live with option 1 as well, but less sure about the rest of eGov. 
 
What is your view from the Group’s perspective Rainer?
 
We have a number of US and Canada folks who probably used the toll free lines.  I’m thinking most EU based folks used Skype.
 
Cheers
Colin
 
From: lc-bo...@kantarainitiative.org [mailto:lc-bo...@kantarainitiative.org] On Behalf Of Rainer Hoerbe
Sent: Monday, 27 February 2012 4:30 a.m.
To: Dervla O'Reilly
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Subject: Re: [KI-LC] Kantara Initiative's Teleconference Service Provider
 
I would prefer option 1. Calls to landlines are usually cheap, and my experience from using webex is that most people can use VoIP in even in a restricted enterprise environment once they get beyond the hurdle to activate Java or install an app. I also found the productivity functions (slideshow, chat, online-status, remote mute) quite useful for calls with a larger number of participants.
 
- Rainer
 
 
Am 26.02.2012 um 01:15 schrieb Dervla O'Reilly:

 

Hello LC,
 
We received your feedback regarding the current teleconference provider TurboBridge and realize this service is not the favored solution as originally anticipated. 
 
In researching other solutions, we find there are limited options with dedicated Skype options, let alone VoIP options.
 
As we look at some solutions, we would like to choose an option without toll free due to higher costs, yet you can dial in using your Skype minutes.  We are trying to determine if there would be any barriers for folks within your groups' participation providing the following options:
 
1. utilize WebEx with their integrated VoIP solution, without dedicated Skype access with toll option (could use your Skype, mobile or land line)
 
2. utilize WebEx with their integrated VoIP solution, without dedicated Skype access with toll free option (more cost to Kantara).
 
Comments: 
 
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Please provide your feedback by COB Wednesday, 29 Feb.   
 
Cheers,
Dervla
 
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