Persony CEO Interviewed by inside Digital Media’s Phil Leigh on Web Conferencing for the Mass Market

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PersonyÂ?s Smart-Client Technology Brings Online Collaboration to Small Business, SOHO and Individual Users

Eric Chen, Persony’s founder and CEO, was interviewed on Inside Digital Media by the program host, Phil Leigh, to discuss the “smart-client” technology that Persony has developed to allow anyone to use a standard Web server to host online meetings. The new technology dramatically reduces the cost of Web conferencing and brings online collaboration to small business, SOHO and individual users.

The interview was recorded using Persony VShow, an inexpensive desktop program a meeting host uses to conduct online meetings. The recording includes a slide-show presentation, a Web site tour, and voice-over conversation that can be seen and heard by visiting and clicking on the interview dated June 15, 2005. The recording is also available on the Persony Web site by visiting Inside Digital Media presents guests who are executives and thought leaders in the digital media sector.

“The smart-client technology is a disruptive solution,” says Eric Chen. “It has the potential of turning any ISP or Web hosting company into a Web conferencing service provider.” The technology may create a “profound” change to the industry, according to Phil Leigh.

Eric Chen started his career at Apple Computer and is the co-inventor of QuickTime VR. Mr. Chen has started two companies prior to Persony. His last company,, was acquired by WebEx Communications, Inc. in 2003.

About Persony, Inc.

Persony's mission is to bring enterprise level applications, such as online collaboration, to the masses by leveraging the ubiquity of Web servers and hosting service providers. Persony's patent-pending "smart-client" technology puts the intelligence of an enterprise application on the client side and uses standard Web servers to connect remote users. Persony's solution can be deployed anywhere and at a fraction of the cost of other solutions. The smart-client approach is a disruptive technology that allows individuals and small businesses to afford applications that were once only available to larger corporations. For more information about the company, visit

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