Webinars are a great marketing tool. They bring people to a vendor -- virtually -- and provide a window of time in which that vendor can sell their solutions. But while we know they are essentially developed for marketing purposes, we can get much from them. In many cases they have provide you with objective information designed to help you make decisions. From all walks of enterprise content management, to social networking, social communities, search and just about everything else related to content management, Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0, there's a webinar out there waiting to be attended. Here are just a few that captured our attention and possibly your interest.

Web 2.0 and Sales 2.0

Web 2.0/Sales 2.0?Social Networking? -- What is it and how can it help me sell? Vendor: Sponsored by CRM Magazine and Oracle Description: Learn how to use Web 2.0/Sales 2.0 technology to build stronger customer relationships and increase sales by interacting better with customer information and tapping into the collective knowledge of your employees. Featuring Mr. Paul Greenberg, a leading CRM industry authority and best-selling author of CRM at the Speed of Light: Essential Customer Strategies for the 21st Century. And just for attending you get a nifty Oracle whitepaper on the topic. Date: Wednesday, December 10, 2008 -- 2PM EDT (1 hour)


Best Practices in Search: Across the Enterprise Vendor: AIIM, Google and Attivio Description: Learn best practices for ensuring your information can be found, wherever it resides in your organization. Date: November 5, 2008 -- 2 PM EDT (1 hour) Searching ... For a better Search! Vendor: Nstein Technologies Description: Led by Nstein's Diane Burley, Industry Specialist, this webinar will teach you about the two types of searchers, how semantic analysis can improve federated search, along with proven techniques to improve website stickiness. Real live case studies and all. Date: Thursday, November 6, 2008 --11:00 AM EDT (1 hour)

Social Media

Master Information Access & Management via RSS Vendor: NewsGator and Biogen Idec (NewsGator Customer) Description: Learn what Enterprise RSS is, how it can help you manage your information and reduce your premium content subscription costs. Date: November 12, 2PM EDT (1 hour) Integrate your social media marketing efforts! Vendor: Awareness Description: Learn how you can integrate your social media marketing effort by using a single social media marketing platform. Date: Wednesday, December 3, 2008 -- 2:00 PM EDT (1 hour)

Content Management

Finding and Targeting Your Critical Audience Segments Vendor: Interwoven Description: Learn how you can identify critical audiences on your website and how you can deliver targeted online experiences. Date: Thursday October 30, 2008 -- 2 PM EDT (1 hour) Creating Internet-facing content-centric sites with SharePoint Vendor: Ted Pattison Group Description: SharePoint Independent consultant Andrew Connell will take you through the capabilities built in MOSS to create WCM websites. Send an email to jay@tedpattison.net if you are interested - seating is limited. Date: November 18, 2008 -- 12 PM EDT (1 hour) Automating Document-Centric Processes within SharePoint Vendor: AIIM, eCopy, HP Description: Learn how to ties document capture into SharePoint to provide you with better BPM. Date: November 19, 2008 -- 2 PM EDT (1 hour)

Other Interesting Topics

Understanding Video Conferencing: The Power of Wideband, HD & Telepresence for the Enterprise Vendor: Global IP Solutions Description: Learn all about video conferencing technology and the options available today for wideband, high-definition, desktop video conferencing and telepresence for the enterprise. Date: Thursday, October 30, 2008 -- 2:00 PM EDT