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  • Zoom: Is it safe?

    Posted on May 18th, 2020 at 01:15 Tracey Capen Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
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    SOCIAL NETWORKING

    By Lincoln Spector

    Have you noticed that the start of every article about Zoom suggests that it has quickly turned into the most needed app on the planet?

    Thanks to the pandemic, what was created as a business-conferencing tool has become the de facto means for ordinary people to connect to each other. Family get-togethers, schools, charity events, remote concerts, and even television hosts now depend on the service.

    Read the full story in AskWoody Plus Newsletter 17.19.0 (2020-05-18).

  • Calling all Teams, Slack and Zoom gurus

    Posted on March 20th, 2020 at 10:03 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    There’s lots of competition right now for free collaboration/meeting software.

    Microsoft says that use of Teams has spiked 40% in the past week.

    Slack says it’s added 7,000 new users in the past seven weeks.

    Zoom hasn’t released any usage numbers lately (at least none I’ve found), but I’m seeing lots and lots of references to it. Kids in my son’s school are all over it.

    And, yes, I know there’s Skype for Business and Cisco. Go boomers.

    Each is different, and there are certain situations where each has obvious benefits.

    What I want to know is if you have specific, real-world experience with any two of them and, if so, which did you end up using more frequently? Why?