Turn Your PC into a Podium With Citrix Online’s GoToWebinar – Now Sold Online; Fast and Easy Do-it-Yourself Simplicity Lets Anyone Reach Large Audiences Anywhere
SANTA BARBARA, Calif.-Aug. 30, 2006–Not only is the newest innovation of do-it-yourself Web events from Citrix Online, a division of Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS), simple to use for reaching large audiences online, but now Citrix(R) GoToWebinar(TM) is also available for anyone to purchase on the Internet at www.gotowebinar.com. Individuals, self-employed professionals and small businesses can directly buy and immediately use GoToWebinar on the Internet and remotely conduct real-time presentations or training events for up to 1,000 attendees per session.
GoToWebinar is the web conferencing next-generation solution that makes it easy to plan, present, and profit from web-based events. “The market’s enthusiastic response to our June announcement of GoToWebinar has been very exciting and interest continues to build as companies see the value of easy, affordable do-it-yourself Web events,” said Brett Caine, general manager of Citrix Online. “Our ‘simpler is better’ approach to collaboration allows individuals, and companies of all sizes to avoid the frustration of traditional Webinar services that are costly to purchase and difficult to use. GoToWebinar is reinventing the web seminar and online event markets by enabling even a one-person business to schedule and conduct webinars from a PC quickly and easily. For less than the cost of monthly mobile phone service, anyone can conduct online events and reach 1,000 people at a time for an all-inclusive fixed price,” Caine added.
Improving Productivity, Reach and Presence
By replacing travel and related costs with the convenience of online presentations, demonstrations and seminars in real time, individuals can optimize their time and maximize their efforts to touch the greatest number of prospects, customers, employees and team members. The unparalleled ease-of-use and built-in marketing tools enable individuals and small businesses to conduct professional-quality web events, finally allowing them to compete with much larger companies on equal footing.
“Delivering product presentations, marketing events and training seminars over the Web is an easy, affordable way for individuals and small organizations with limited staff and budget to reach prospects and customers from the convenience of their PCs,” said Bernardo de Albergaria, vice president, eCommerce, Citrix Online. “GoToWebinar offers tremendous productivity advantages to individual professionals and small groups, making it far easier for them to reach out to large audiences located virtually anywhere in the world, and without the staff, budget and infrastructure requirements of a larger enterprise.”
Do-It-Yourself Features Let You Plan, Present, Record and Analyze
As the only product purpose-built for individuals to conduct online events for large audiences, GoToWebinar is perfectly suited to holding marketing, sales and training sessions, as well as for delivering product presentations and demonstrations. A simple three-step process for setting up GoToWebinar eliminates the need for IT expertise, allowing novices and veterans alike to quickly and easily set up effective online events.
“All-You-Can-Reach(TM)” flat-fee licensing of only $99 per month for unlimited usage includes application sharing, annotation tools, desktop session-recording and playback, and one-click attendee entry in addition to planning, presentation and reporting functionality.
GoToWebinar features and capabilities for conducting remote events online include:
— Free, integrated audio service for up to 1,000 attendees per web event
— Full-service registration with real-time reports
— Customized branding of Webinar materials and automated e-mail templates
— Free integrated voice conferencing or toll-free service
— Attendee polling and survey functionality
— Webinar dashboard to monitor audience reaction at-a-glance
— Easy controls for quickly changing presenters
GoToWebinar’s easy, three-step set up process requires no specialists and is readily available for purchase online. For a complimentary 30-day free trial of GoToWebinar, visit: https://www.gotowebinar.com/podium.
About Citrix GoToWebinar
Citrix GoToWebinar is the first do-it-yourself webinar solution so simple to use that anyone can conduct online events from their PC for sales, marketing and training purposes. “All You Can Reach(TM)” licensing includes planning, presentation and reporting functions for one flat fee with no hidden charges, bringing online events within reach of any size business. The user-friendly feature set supports up to 1,000 attendees per event. Designed specifically for webinars and larger online events, GoToWebinar combines ease-of-use performance with advanced security and industry standard encryption for maximum privacy and data protection.
Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS) is the global leader and most trusted name in on-demand access. More than 180,000 organizations around the world rely on Citrix to provide the best possible access experience to any application for any user. Citrix customers include 100% of the Fortune 100 companies and 98% of the Fortune Global 500, as well as hundreds of thousands of small businesses and individuals. Citrix has approximately 6,200 channel and alliance partners in more than 100 countries. Citrix annual revenues in 2005 were $909 million. Learn more at www.citrix.com.
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