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Companies Explore Private Virtual Worlds

Alternatives to Second Life provide security while boosting productivity Meetings, conferences and training programs in a 3D virtual world such as Second Life can be more engaging and productive than traditional online sessions and phone calls, and much less expensive than face-to-face meetings requiring travel. But some companies aren’t willing to take on the security …

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Three Browser-Based Virtual Environments

If you’re thinking about trying out virtual, immersive environments for your business meetings or training sessions, but find Second Life and OpenSim too difficult, and ProtoSphere andTeleplace too expensive, you might want to take a look at some business-focused, browser-based virtual worlds.

New Virtual Worlds Still Growing

It may be tempting to assume that growth in virtual worlds has ground to a halt. After all,There.com has shut down, and Second Life is losing land area and has stopped publishing most usage statistics. Attention has shifted to social networking platforms and mobile devices.

Watch Your Avatars

Enterprise software helps set rules for virtual worlds Consumer-friendly technologies like Web-based e-mail and instant messaging, Twitter and Facebook have all brought compliance challenges, with companies typically reacting after something has gone wrong. With virtual environments and meetings, however, companies can get ahead of the trend, setting guidelines and preferred platforms before employees start adopting …

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Next Stop: OpenSim!

An emerging virtual world platform is the destination of droves of emigrant avatars, as a price hike and the shutdown of the teen-only grid have prompted an educator exodus away from Second Life.
Don’t tell Kyle Gomboy about any depression in the real estate market. That may be the case in the terrestrial world, but out in the cloud Gomboy is moving virtual property like never before.

An emerging virtual world platform is the destination of droves of emigrant avatars, as a price hike and the shutdown of the teen-only grid have

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