Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Conferencing Featured Article on TMCnet

A couple of weeks ago while at the Enterprise Connect conference, our CEO Ron Burns met up with TMCnet's Content Director Rachel Ramsey to discuss some of the things we're doing with ProtoSphere and how our 3D virtual environment can have a positive impact on collaboration and learning needs.

Here's an excerpt from the article she wrote:

Virtual environments are not new, but they are definitely growing. Virtual events, for example, have started to integrate with traditional conferences, tradeshows and networking opportunities. They reduce costs, allow attendees to target messaging and communications and offer real-time access to content. Eighty-seven percent of marketers predict by 2016 events will be half virtual and half face-to-face, which can be a great thing for those face-to-face events – 82 percent of online attendees think virtual events are helpful in decisions to attending events in person.

But virtual environments go beyond events. There are also solutions and applications out there for enterprise communication and collaboration, and that’s what ProtonMedia provides. Its ProtoSphere solution is a 3D virtual workspace designed for enterprises and employees to efficiently collaborate, learn and be productive. It integrates Microsoft Lync and SharePoint to maximize the efficiency and features.
Jump over to TMCnet to read the full article.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

On our way to Enterprise Connect 2014

In less than a week we'll be in Orlando at this year's Enterprise Connect, the show billed as the leading conference and exposition on enterprise communications and collaboration. A press release for the conference was put out yesterday and has an impressive list of 50 new products and services being launched from the event.

This will mark the third year we've exhibited there and we're very excited to be talking to customers about how a 3D virtual environment can have a positive impact on their collaboration and learning needs.

Our team will be hosting ProtoSphere demonstrations at Booth #1900 and showing some of the latest features and benefits of the platform, including some new stuff on the way.

If you're planning on going down, make sure you stop by the booth for your chance to win a Dell Venue 8 Pro. We'll be selecting one lucky winner after the show!

Also, it's not too late to register and attend. You can use our custom discount code XYECG130 to save up to $500 on the Entire Event, Tues-Thurs passes, or even register for a free expo pass.

We're looking forward to seeing you in Orlando!

Friday, December 6, 2013

ProtoSphere with Microsoft Office Web Apps

Microsoft recently unveiled a major update to its Office Web Apps that allows for real-time coauthoring functionality across its various apps including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. This "same time" authoring can now be brought into ProtoSphere on our Media Board surfaces, thanks in part to the new web browsing feature we added to our 2.3 release.

The feature peek video below shows this in action. Let us know what you think.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

We're hiring for an Inside Sales Specialist

Inside Sales Representative/Lead Generation Specialist

Job Description

The Inside Sales Representative is an integral part of ProtonMedia’s sales team and is responsible for lead generation and tracking these leads throughout the sales process.  The person in this role works closely with external sales representatives to cultivate leads through targeted cold calling and email campaigns, following up on trade show leads and inbound product and information requests. 
In addition to lead generation, he or she creates and nurtures sales leads in a multiple-touch environment, providing product information and demos to prospects and new customers.  The Internal Rep qualifies all sales opportunities, based upon specific standards, by obtaining company information, potential use cases, and on occasion, arranging product demonstrations before sharing the lead with the external sales representative.  He or she also works closely with Marketing to support various marketing initiatives and execution of the marketing plan in able to ensure proper handling of inbound leads generated by marketing strategy execution. 

Compensation is uncapped and is based on a combination of a base salary and commissions on all successful sales.  Promotion opportunities are based on skills, development and goal achievement.

Desired Skills & Experience
  • Bachelor's degree highly desirable 
  • 3-5+ years performing lead-generation and inside sales functions within an IT/Software product and services environment. 
  • Ability to act professionally at all times when dealing with customers 
  • Outstanding phone etiquette, exceptional verbal and written communications skills 
  • Strong drive to succeed 
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, strategic, consultative sales role 
  • Energetic personality 
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills 
  • Salesforce.com experience is desirable
  • Proven track record including collaboration with product marketing in execution of campaigns
This is a full time position.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Avatars Rule at PPD

This month's issue of T+D Magazine, ASTD's flagship journal for training industry news, features an article about PPD's innovative thinking and approach to meeting their training obligations through the use of ProtoSphere.

In describing some of the positive feedback survey respondents have had on the software, the article quotes Mike Wilkinson, executive vice president and chief information officer, as saying, the "3-D virtual training/collaboration technology improves the cost-effectiveness, speed, and accessibility" of their training. 

The article goes on to talk about the way training is being delivered in the platform, how trainers themselves have become accustomed to it, and the business structure that was put in place at PPD to support their various blended learning initiatives.

The full article is accessible (with a subscription) from the ASTD website .
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