For many companies, the days of traditional face-to-face meetings are long gone. With Web conferencing, you can sit at your desk in Detroit and share ideas with coworkers in Fresno and Hong Kong. But how secure is the information you send in Web conferences? And will your company find out if you space out and start Facebooking during a virtual meeting? Take the quiz to find out.
What's the difference between a Web conference and a Web seminar?
Conferences are for smaller groups.
Seminars use Webcams.
Conferences are run by one person.
True or false: Web conferences are run by one leader who does all the presentations.
True or false: There's almost no limit to the number of people who can attend a Webinar.
In March 2010, this company unveiled a Web conferencing system that involves 3-D graphics and attendee avatars.
True or false: In a Web conference, any attendee can share the contents of his or her desktop with the others.
True or false: In most large Webinars, all of the attendees are usually muted except the presenter.
What's one disadvantage of instant-messaging information during a Web conference?
It's not as secure.
Not everyone will be able to see the information.
The information can't be saved to the server.
According to a 2010 report, medium- to large-size companies are planning to reduce spending on Web conferencing.
What percentage of information technology decision-makers at these companies said they regularly used Web conferencing?
How are questions to the presenter often handled during a Web conference?
through a central phone line
with IM or chat
True or false: There are programs that can tell a Webinar's organizers how well the attendees paid attention.
What's the 'Brady Bunch effect' in a videoconference?
when all of the attendees come together in one big family
when all of the attendees are shown on the screen at one time
when all of the attendees are related
What's one disadvantage of a video conference?
There isn't as much interaction as in a regular Web conference.
The video quality is often subpar.
There can be problems if everyone isn't on the same operating system.
Is there a standard Web conferencing technology?
SSL encryption is an essential part of Web conference security. What does SSL stand for?
sans security loss
safest security leverage
secure socket layer
secure switch lock
When you're looking for a service to host your Web conferences, you need to make sure the service uses a third-party auditor. Why?
They see to it that the conference is run correctly.
They ensure that your data is secure.
They handle all the billing.
What's one thing the conference host is NOT responsible for?
setting passwords for attendees
deciding who can attend
ending the meeting
What's a whiteboard?
It's the list of attendee names.
It's the screen that pops up when the conference is over.
It's a screen that attendees can write on.
Are all Web conferences completely Web-based?
Web conference audio can be transmitted over the phone or using this kind of technology.