Arkadin Announces 'Green to be Great' Eco-Friendly Event Series

2007-05-21 10:23 663

New ArkadinAnywhere web conference system provides platform for global eco-talks

PARIS, May 21 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Arkadin SA ( ), a global provider of audio and web conferencing services, today announced the ArkadinAnywhere Green to be Great web conference series. The ArkadinAnywhere Green to be Great events will feature leading speakers on the topic of environmentally sound business strategies that positively impact the bottom line. The program includes green authorities from around the world, representing both the public and private sector. The first ArkadinAnywhere Green to be Great web conference event, to be held on May 30, 2007, will tackle how businesses can design a sustainable strategy, as well as sharing best practice on promoting cultural change and shifting to a Green workplace.

"I am looking forward to the opportunity to participate in the ArkadinAnywhere Green to be Great web conference series. Businesses around the world have a clear mandate towards environmental responsibility, and need to do so in a way that doesn't negatively impact the bottom line," said Dr. Elaine Dorward-King, Global Practice Leader - Health, Safety and Environment at Rio Tinto. "This program is particularly interesting because it is about responsibility and growing revenue, which takes the issue beyond the corporate social responsibility officers and places it directly in front of the line of business executives."

"Arkadin has a long-time commitment to environmental issues and business, and our involvement in the ArkadinAnywhere Green to be Great web conferences is just one offshoot of our overall commitment to be green and also help our customers meet their own environmental and sustainability priorities," said Jean-Matthieu Tilquin, Director of Product Management at Arkadin. "The web conferences, which are designed to address many of the issues facing organizations today, will give both CSR and other business executives the opportunity not merely to view a presentation on a highly relevant topic, but to directly interact with the presenter and the material."

The first three ArkadinAnywhere eco-talk web conferences of 2007 are as follows:

May 30, 2007 (3:30PM BST): LIVE FROM LONDON: "How Businesses Can Reduce

Environmental Impact and Be Better Corporate Citizens"

June 27, 2007 (12:00 PM EST): LIVE FROM NEW YORK: "Green for Improving

the Bottom Line"

October 9, 2007 (12:30-1:30 PM GMT): LIVE FROM PARIS: "Sustainable

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Arkadin Launches ArkadinAnywhere Web Conferencing Service

Today, Arkadin also announced the launch of their new, proprietary web conferencing service, ArkadinAnywhere, an integrated audio and web conferencing solution. ArkadinAnywhere allows web conference hosts to present PowerPoint slides, documents, photos and other visuals, as well as work dynamically on a virtual white board before an audience of almost any size and located anywhere in the world where there is Internet access. ArkadinAnywhere is the most cost effective and easy-to-use web conferencing solution available.

"ArkadinAnywhere is absolutely in alignment with users needs. Today, organizations are asking for collaboration services which are intuitive, easy-to-use, and integrated with audio services," commented Marc Beattie, Partner & CSP Practice Manager at Wainhouse Research. "When designing and implementing collaboration services for Unified Communications, we increasingly see the enterprise turning to specialists such as Arkadin. Arkadin's new web conferencing solution provides the speed, reliability, features, and compatibility required by users."

Simple, easy-to-use, and feature-rich, ArkadinAnywhere is a web presentation solution that can be accessed on demand, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by anyone with access to the Internet regardless of their technical environment. This new service was designed to eliminate the issues typically associated with web conferencing and does not require pop-up blockers to be turned on, plug-ins, Java, applets, ActiveX, or executable files. Additionally, Arkadin offers live, high-level customer care and assistance to ensure every participant joins the web conference quickly and easily.

Based on Web 2.0 and AJAX standards, ArkadinAnywhere is totally dynamic, allowing customers to control the look and feel of the interface based on their application requirements. The interface is 100% HTML based and is both PC and MAC compatible. It is as simple to use as viewing any other website.

"ArkadinAnywhere is the foundation of our convergent strategy and is built on a whole new platform intended as an end-user interface integrating our audio, web and future services," said Olivier de Puymorin, CEO and Founder of Arkadin. "Arkadin already offers the most feature-rich and cost effective audio conferencing services. ArkadinAnywhere adds an important component to meeting growing customer demand for integrated audio and web conferencing services."

About Arkadin:

Arkadin ( ) provides professional conferencing services that enable organizations of all sizes, including Fortune Global 500 companies, to better communicate and collaborate using customizable, cost-efficient, user-friendly solutions. With operating centers across Asia, Europe and North America, Arkadin's core audio and web services, ArkadinAnytime, ArkadinEvent, ArkadinDataNow, and ArkadinAnywhere, and best-in-class customer support allow Arkadin to virtually connect people anywhere around the world facilitating easy and cost-effective information sharing and discussion. With a customer base including organizations such as HMV, UNICEF and Volvo, Arkadin's unique global capabilities and localized service allow individuals to seamlessly communicate using integrated audio and web conferencing services whenever, wherever and however they choose.

Source: Arkadin