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Concrete Company Trades Travel for Web Meetings


In addition to e/pop, Tindall bought DSL connections for each of its three branch offices last September, as well as new Cisco PIX firewalls, Websense monitoring and security software, and server hardware. The new architecture not only improves performance, it also helps Tindall secure outgoing Internet traffic and usage.

"Internet access is much faster now," Flacy says. "And it lets us control the times of day users can access certain sites."

Tindall spent about $45,000 on the hardware and software needed for the WAN upgrade. If all goes well with uptake of Web conferencing, Tindall will save $100,000 to $200,000 in employee travel this year. So far, about a quarter of the company's users have conferenced using e/pop, roughly the same number of workers who travel regularly.

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