Re: Show what I'm doing, show what you're doing

Subject: Re: Show what I'm doing, show what you're doing
From: Reshma <reshma_pendse -at- yahoo -dot- co -dot- in>
To: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2012 23:05:08 +0530

Hi,
We use Webex for official meetings, demos, customer calls etc. but when it's just between team members- Dev and writers for example, we use either Skype screen sharing or Team viewer non- commercial. Never thought of the security aspect of these, just the convenience of having a quick meeting.

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On 16-Nov-2012, at 10:44 PM, "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> wrote:

> Among those of y'all with ordinary permissions and access to your company-provided
> computers and networks, what (if any) methods do you use to share a live screen
> with another person?
>
> For example, we use Go To Meeting a lot for presentations to geographically
> dispersed groups, or to have far-flung participation in discussions that have
> a visual component. The meeting owner, by default, has her/his/their screen and
> activities broadcast to all callers, and can choose to relinquish being the visual
> center-of-attention to other participants as they make their individual presentations
> or show some process or situation.
>
> Are there any security concerns?
>
> Is this the sort of thing that two people in geographically separate offices of one
> company might use, so that one could demonstrate something to the other, or
> one could help the other configure or debug a tool or product? I mean, I know
> it COULD be, because I've done it, via my manager's GTM account, while he
> didn't have any meetings scheduled. But are there better ways when it's just two
> or three people involved? Notwithstanding any potential security concerns,
> when (say) techwriter and developer are discussing/demonstrating pre-alpha
> product, it just seems overkill to send all that material out to some distant
> third-party entity (host) just so it can come back into the company network
> to reach another desk. I mean, we still host our own Exchange Servers for
> worldwide in-company e-mail, so that we DON'T leave our mail to somebody
> else's infrastructure.
>
> Are there other current apps that make more sense for one-to-one screen-sharing
> activity?
>
> Our IT dept., of course, can take over our systems remotely, for IT reasons, but
> I'm not interested in giving out that ability to any old person in the company.
> Show-and-tell, yes. Relinquish control, no.
>
> I use Remote Desktop and !m (NoMachine) to remotely work my own machines,
> but that's not shared sessions. If I log into a Windoze box with RD, that action
> pre-empts and closes any local session I might have had open. If I log into a
> Linux box with !m, my local session can remain alive, but the !m session is
> separate, and the one is not visible to the other - except for mysterious file
> changes that might occur. :)
>
> I know there are various tools out there, some of which have been around since
> the 90s, I'm just interested in what's in current use, and why you (or your employer)
> prefer it. Also, why do you TRUST it, when your visual conversations are company-secret?
>
> Oh, and I have Windows 7, as do many other co-workers (cow-orkers), but many
> still run XP until their PCs come up for replacement.
>
> Thanks,
>
>
> - kevin
>
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