SOURCE: Glance Networks

May 13, 2008 09:00 ET

Web Conferencing Helps Reduce Corporate Carbon Footprint, While Boosting the Bottom-Line

Going Green Means Seeing Green

ARLINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - May 13, 2008) - Companies can boost business success while significantly reducing the harm they cause the environment by using web conferencing solutions, such as Glance (www.glance.net). Web conferencing allows the meetings, sales demos, training, or presentations that businesses normally conduct in person, to be done remotely via the Web.

By eliminating the need for business travel without sacrificing the quality of communication, businesses can significantly reduce their carbon footprint, while tapping into additional business perks. Less travel and more collaboration also reduces costs, increases productivity and expands a company's global reach.

Web conferencing and screen sharing enable people to share information in a fast, easy, affordable and environmentally friendly way. One service, available at www.glance.net, provides an online screen sharing tool that allows businesses to conduct web demos, sales presentations, and collaborate on projects without leaving the office. Glance offers one of the few cross-platform screen sharing tools on the market, allowing subscribers to host or join online meetings from PCs or Macs, with up to 100 guests at a time. Businesses can try out Glance for free by visiting http://glance.net.

"Last month, Glance customers held almost 50,000 meetings over the Internet, instead of traveling, equating to carbon emissions savings of tens of thousands of metric tons," said Rich Baker, CEO of Glance Networks.

Kelly Brandon, founder of Kelly Brandon Design, moved his office to his home, eliminating his two hour round-trip commute. "As an architect and graphic designer for over 40 years, I've found that Glance's screen sharing tool makes client communication that much more effective," said Brandon. "I like to work closely with my clients while preparing progress drawings and Glance eliminates the need for meetings, saves time, is simple to use, and is carbon friendly."

Glance employees have taken the environment to heart as well -- they are doing their part by either walking or biking to the office, which is a recycled old mill building.

Businesses can calculate their own carbon footprint by using carbon calculators such as this one found at CarbonFund.org.

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