Confer & Inform
Online Communication and Information Sharing
Confer & Inform provides a free place to quickly and easily connect over the internet with any colleague... helping you build more productive relationships.
Confer & Inform is a powerful set of online tools to help you communicate more effectively
...to help you organize and share information more efficiently
...with invited colleagues at any time any where on earth.
Free Basic Plan
Confer & Inform takes advantage of the internet to encourage global cooperation among peers by lowering the cost of communication and simplifying the effort needed to organize and share information.
Our free Basic Plan offers:
- Unlimited colleagues
- Unlimited information services (Forums, files, events, posters, etc)
- Unlimited folders
- Unlimited communications services (chat, messages, phone, etc)
- Unlimited subscriptions (allows you to set a fee for colleague access to your resources)
Confer & Inform charges fees for additional storage and certain premium services such as web conferencing and document management. We earn a commission when members use our subscriptions feature to charge their colleagues a fee to access any of their C&I resources.
How It Works
Use Confer & Inform for internet phone calls, chat and desktop sharing, for sharing files and documents over the internet, or for starting a discussion. C&I is quick, inexpensive and easy to use.
- Communication (Confer) and Information (Inform) services
- Confer services provide direct communications with your colleagues
- Chat, Messages, Internet Phone (VOIP), Phone Conference, Web Conference, Web Seminar, Remote Computer Access
- Inform services store information in folders for convenient group access.
- Forums, Documents, Files, Events, Posters, Articles, News, Glossaries, Web Resources, Action List
- Confer & Inform uses three steps to setup most information services:
In minutes, you can be sharing information on the web with colleagues.
- Open a service with a title and description
- Assign a default access permission
- Invite colleague(s)
- ... repeat
Confer & Inform brings remote colleagues closer together to share knowledge more effectively, quickly, easily and at less expense than ever before
- Private - Communicate only with invited colleagues - no spam.
- Flexible - Invite a colleague to one service, but not the next
- Powerful - Allow one colleague to read a document, and another to edit it, using separate access permissions.
- Easy - Keep internet browser open to C&I and be ready to call, upload a document, comment in a forum, or show an application
- Quick - Register and setup in minutes, use in seconds
- No Obligation - Register quickly with name and email - its free
- Unlimited Colleagues and Services - Pay for additional file storage as needed
- Earn Income - Easily setup charges for colleague access to your resources
- Organized - Convenient and accessible file and document storage
Confer & Inform Services
Confer Services are online tools allowing you to conveniently communicate with colleagues such as Net Phone and Web Meeting services. Inform services provide easy setup of folders to be shared with individual colleagues to organize and share information.
- Tools for communicating with colleagues
- Chat - Real-time typed conversations
- Messages - Internal email (no spam)
- VOIP Phone - Access free long distance service via Skype integration
- Phone Conference - Free land line meeting phone number (long distance rates apply)
- Web Meeting - Interactive web conference lets you present applications interactively on your computer with up to 25 invited colleagues. Easily swap presentation duties, or computer control, with other participants.
- Web Seminar - Non-interactive web conferencing extends attendance limits well beyond the 25 interactive limit. Accessible over mobile PDA's and phones.
- Remote Computer Access - Control your computer from the road, or access your colleague's computer for support.
- Tools for organizing information and sharing with colleagues
- Forums - Threaded discussion based on questions of group interest
- Blogs - On-line journal for posting entries about a subject in chronological order
- Events - Scheduled meetings or activities
- Posters - Documents displayed on the web (in html)
- Documents - Document manager with revision tracking and checkout
- Files - Upload files for shared access
- Articles - Basic text delivery
- News - Articles with date relevance
- Glossaries - Custom terms and definitions
- Web Resources - Important web sites and affiliated product links
- Action List - To Do list
- Projects - Multiple Inform services grouped together for convenient team access
- Tools for managing colleagues and their access to your C&I services
- Permissions - Set access level for each colleague for each service
- Colleagues - Invite colleagues using email address
- Invitations - Accept invitations from others
- Subscriptions - Charge colleagues for access or participation in your service(s)
Confer & Inform communities provide resources to members with similar interests. As membership in a community grows, more services will be added such as employment.