England’s World Cup team are using MegaMeeting web conferencing software to help manage their World Cup 2010 campaign.
As Head of Physiotherapy for the England Football Team, Gary Lewin has a vital role in ensuring players stay in peak condition. Managing injuries and any physiotherapy required is an issue that concerns not just the England team in South Africa but also medical staff from the player’s own clubs across Europe. The internet has become an essential tool in maintaining those lines of communication.
“In preparation for the World Cup, I was constantly attending meetings,” comments Gary, “Sometimes travelling the length and breadth of the country. While a physical attendance at many of these meetings was still necessary, I wanted a way to make life easier for me and my team so this prompted me to look into online conferencing.”
Gary’s search led him to Brighton-based, MegaMeeting UK. MegaMeeting differs from other web conferencing solutions in that it is 100% browser-based, requiring no plug-ins or special hardware. Gary comments, “I was amazed at how easy it was to connect into a meeting and get a session up and running without having to download any software.” Being browser-based, MegaMeeting also avoids the compatibility problems that afflict many of its competitors. “The support and online training from the team at MegaMeeting made it very easy to feel comfortable using the software,” says Gary.
James Salisbury, sales manager for MegaMeeting UK says, “Ease of use and total reliability are MegaMeeting’s strongest features; Not everyone is an IT expert, and nobody wants to waste valuable time trying to get everyone hooked-in to their conferencing solution. With MegaMeeting, you simply click one link and you’re connected.”
Along with built-in VoIP and live video conferencing with up to 16 attendees on screen simultaneously, MegaMeeting also offers the ability to share desktops and applications, conduct live polls, collaborate on documents and many other features normally only found in far more expensive products.
Gary Lewin continues, “MegaMeeting enables me to talk to FA Premiership club medical staff in real time over the internet and allows our team here to keep up to date with any injuries and rehabilitation plans.” Using MegaMeeting, Gary and the team doctor can examine medical records held at player’s clubs for evidence of previous injuries. “We are also using MegaMeeting to keep in touch with members of staff and our families while we are in South Africa."
In celebration of England’s World Cup 2010 campaign, MegaMeeting UK is offering free trials and special discount deals on its software, which – like the Beautiful Game itself – has the power to unite the world. Visit http://www.megameeting.co.uk/ for more details