Fears of longer commutes increase in the lead up to the 2012 Olympics

Fears of longer commutes increase in the lead up to the 2012 Olympics Londoners prepare for remote working

Concerns around the need to work remotely are higher than ever now that London is moving closer to the Olympics. People are planning to work from home or elsewhere owing to fears transport will come to a grinding halt.
Remote access experts LogMeIn commissioned a consumer snap poll* to discover how Londoners expect the Olympics to affect them. Surprisingly, however nearly two thirds of Londoners (64.8%) are not familiar with the start and end dates of the London 2012 Olympics. 
The survey goes on to reveal that over half (58.7%) are planning to change their commute during the games as 33%, of those asked, believe that their daily commute would be extended by up to 30 minutes whilst more than a quarter (29.5%) anticipate a 45 minute journey increase.
However, it is not only employees who are taking precautions ahead of time but businesses, too. The survey showed that a mere 7.6% of workers will not have the option to carry out their jobs remotely. Fears are high that London transport will not be able to cope and consequently a whopping 85.7% of those involved said they would prefer to work from home during this time.

LogMeIn has several - completely free - services that offer support for remote working, such as:

join.me - a free, simple-to-use screen sharing and online meeting service.  A free version delivers on-the-fly collaboration in a matter of seconds – no registration or additional plug-ins required – supporting up to 250 participants. More features are available for an annual subscription.         

LogMeIn Free – also available for free, as the name implies - gives users remote access to an unlimited number of work PCs and Macs from their home computers and even their iOS devices, like the iPad and iPhone. Users can run and access everything – applications, files, email, etc. -- on their work desktop or laptop from home or anywhere with a WiFi or 3G connection.  

Cubby – simple free cloud data service allowing users to securely share information across PCs, Macs, iPads, iPhones,  Android devices, or with other people.  Cubby lets people turn any number of PC or Mac folders into ‘cubbies’ that can be accessed from other devices, stored in the cloud, and shared with colleagues and friends

*Research commissioned by LogMeIn was conducted in June 2012.

LogMeIn debuts iPad and iPhone VoIP Options

LogMeIn’s ultra-simple, free screen-sharing service, join.me, just added new iPad and iPhone capabilities to simplify collaboration with mobile colleagues and customers.  The updated join.me mobile viewer iOS app debuts a new VoIP option that lets users listen in and converse during an online meeting or screen-sharing session.  Like the join.me web service, the iPad and iPhone viewer app is completely free and does not require registration, ensuring fast, simple, on-the-fly collaboration in a matter of seconds.  The join.me iPad/iPhone app is available as a free download or update from the Apple App Store.
These mobile capabilities were designed by the same development organisation responsible for LogMeIn Ignition, the top grossing 3rd party iPad of 2010 and a recent addition to Apple’s App Store Essentials Hall of Fame. 
"In the few months since we launched join.me, the response from users has been overwhelmingly positive and their feedback has been valuable in shaping the service’s evolution," said Kevin Bardos, vice president of Collaboration Technologies for LogMeIn. "The new features are all designed to keep simplicity and accessibility central to the join.me experience, providing users with an even greater ability to work together and collaborate as if they were sitting in the same room."
The free version of join.me includes:
· Screen sharing
· Chat
· Remote control of other devices
· File transfer
· Multi-monitor support
· Downloadable desktop app for hosts or presenters
· iPad/iPhone or Android viewer for session attendees
The ‘pro’ version of join.me includes:
· All the features of the free version
· Personalised meeting code/link
· Personalised background
· Meeting scheduler
· Meeting lock option for private, invite-only meetings
· User management
· International conference lines
Desktop version is available for free here 
The iPad/iPhone app is also free on the Apple App Store