Scripps Networks Interactive Selects LogMeIn's join.me to Boost Collaboration
Between Product Teams
join.me Now Key Collaboration Tool for Product Development Across Scripps' Key
Brands, Including HGTV, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Travel Channel
WOBURN, Mass., Jan. 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Scripps Networks Interactive
has selected join.me, the instant online meeting and screen sharing service
from LogMeIn (Nasdaq:LOGM), as its primary internal collaboration tool to
unite product development and project management teams spread across the
Scripps previously used a traditional formal web conferencing solution for
team collaboration and made the switch to join.me primarily because of the
tool's simplicity, speed and comparative value, as well as the company's
familiarity with other LogMeIn products.
"We need a tool that is fast, reliable and easy to use," said Bud Ketterl,
vice president of Project Management at Scripps Interactive Networks. "The
intuitive nature and fast start time of join.me make our daily product
development meetings much more productive and effective, while opening the
doors for more ad-hoc collaboration sessions between teams. The fact that
those benefits come with an incredibly competitive price made the switch to
join.me an easy decision."
Scripps Networks Interactive is the leading developer of high-profile,
lifestyle-oriented content for many media platforms including television,
digital, mobile and publishing. Its media portfolio includes popular lifestyle
brands HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and
country music network Great American Country (GAC). On-air programming is
complemented with online video, social media and e-commerce components on
companion websites reaching millions of fans around the world.
The Scripps product development and project management teams in New York,
Tennessee, Maryland and Virginia are leveraging join.me on a daily basis to
connect with one another, as well as with third-party vendors located
throughout the U.S.
"Scripps' adoption of join.me is a great example of how modern businesses can
boost collaboration between geographically disparate people and teams --
empowering mobile staff or simply making it easier for people to collaborate
across office locations," said Lou Orfanos, Director of Collaboration Products
for LogMeIn. "We've found the speed and simplicity of join.me to be especially
valuable to people in collaborative roles, like product development, who have
historically been stuck using complex web conferencing tools or forced to find
less visual means of sharing information."
Background on join.me
Launched in late 2010, join.me is an instant screen sharing and online meeting
service from LogMeIn, the cloud and mobile services provider behind the
popular, namesake remote access software, as well as remote IT management and
customer care software used by millions of people and hundreds of thousands of
businesses. It has since become LogMeIn's fastest growing product in terms of
new users and new sales, and recently surpassed the 50 million participants
mark.A free version of join.me delivers on-the-fly collaboration in a matter
of seconds -- no registration or additional plug-ins required.A 'pro' version
of the service with extended functionality is available for $19 per month or
$149 per year.
LogMeIn (Nasdaq:LOGM) provides essential cloud-based services to individuals,
businesses, and IT organizations for remote access, collaboration, customer
care, and remote IT management.These services are used by more than 15
million people to quickly, simply and securely connect over 150 million
internet-enabled devices across the globe — computers, smartphones, iPad™ and
Android™ tablets, and digital displays.LogMeIn is based in Woburn,
Massachusetts, USA, with offices in Asia, Australia, and Europe.
LogMeIn and join.me are trademarks of LogMeIn in the U.S. and other countries.
iPad and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc., and Android is a trademark of
Google, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries around the world.
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