Brenda Mckoy Web Conferencing
Instant Access? The world demanded instant access and the innovation of web conferencing surfaced. Web Conferencing began Roger’s innovations development process with Internet structure in place.
Web conferencing evolution from idea to diffusion In 1975, Control Data Corporation set up its own PLATO system in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the first commercial use of multi-function conferencing system. Within ten years, PLATO was being used in over one hundred sites around the world, some with dedicated lines for full-time use.
In the late 1980’s, however, microcomputers were becoming more reasonably priced and the heyday of mainframe-based systems was over. Eventually the original Control Data systems were shut down because PLATO was no longer cost-effective. Control Data now has a few systems operating under the name CYBISIn the late 1970’s, Ray Ozzie and Tim Halvorsen worked at CERL. Years later, they took some of the features of PLATO and greatly expanded on their capabilities when designing one of today’s most powerful web conferencing tools -- Lotus Notes, released in 1989.
Diffusion occurs! Web conferences met with many other competitors that offer clear voice quality and better dial up capabilities. However, Web conferencing was able to overcome the problems and produce “Wave Three” which offered the public a high quality web conferencing.