Category Archives: Technology

Real-Time Answers

Thanks to the emergence of new technologies, an opportunity now exists for all companies in today’s business world to operate in real time. This potential is true for a variety of businesses, ranging from financial services companies and advertising agencies to, you guessed it, corporate meeting and event planners. Flash back 10 years ago, and…

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Cyber Sentinels

Now, with the Internet era of online shopping, eBay and even online meeting registration, a generation of techno-pirates is learning how to hack into online databases and steal valuable personal information. From bank account information to credit card and social security numbers, identity theft has become a major problem (at a cost of more than…

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Group Presentation

It’s over an hour into your PowerPoint presentation, and you’re starting to lose them. As you glance back and forth between your notes and the 57th slide projected high above your left shoulder, you see it out of the corner of your eye: a doodler over to the right, a suppressed yawn directly ahead and—the…

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The Wiz

“Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain,” bellows the Wizard of Oz, across the cavernous room that is his sanctum sanctorum in the Emerald City. But truth be told, the Wiz had a pretty good thing going there, technology-wise, especially 68 years ago; he could keep his eye on the whole shootin’ match…

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Bean Counting Mastered

I’m the daughter and granddaughter of engineers and yet I can’t do math.  So even with my gene pool going for me, I need lots of help to keep ongoing track of the flutter-flow of money. And so do you, because an event is a living thing; it has a lifespan during which it’s growing,…

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Registration Demystified!

A month into the launch of Certain Registration Version 4.9, we spoke with Dr. Rick Borry about some of the twists and turns along the road to registration serenity. He earned his knowledge by starting Register123 as a separate company in 1998. Today, it’s the basis for Certain Registration that’s used by hundreds of prominent…

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Passkey: From Registration To Reservation, Easily

Meeting professionals have historically been the ones responsible for managing reservations for hotel room blocks. Until recently, they’ve had to work through such inefficient and potentially error-prone means as processing faxes, taking phone calls and logging in mailed reservations, just to gather up the information. And that’s before they’ve passed it on to the hotels,…

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Technofiles

This past January, MPI (Meeting Professionals International) introduced Culture Active. MPI describes it as “a web-based, stand alone, cross-cultural analysis and briefing tool that will be accessible on a global basis.” Stay with me here; this is very cool. Culture Active is the brainchild of Great Britain’s Richard Lewis Communications. Lewis’ team not only travels…

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