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Are we ready for a Web-conferenced world?

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Ah, the business trip: delayed flights, air rage, lines for rental cars, road rage and overpriced hotels.

No wonder Web-based conferencing services are taking off. With a typical service, you link to the site with a standard Web browser and use online tools to host your meetings. You can upload PowerPoint slide shows and create annotated whiteboard presentations, and participants respond via text chat and a linked-in voice-conferencing service. The latest packages support file transfers, audience polling, streaming media, videoconferencing and software sharing.

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