On May 10, 2012, I posted a simple, straightforward question in the Google in the Enterprise Blog on TechRepublic:
I wasn't exactly sure what the response would be, but I anticipated there would be some mild use by TechRepublic members of the Google Hangout feature. After all, it is still a new feature that will take some time to work its way into more widespread use.
Well, the results tend to support my hypothesis. About a quarter of you are early adopters and have jumped into Google Hangouts feet first. The rest of the IT professionals on TechRepublic are taking a slower, more considered approach to this Google+ feature.
However, I am curious, for those using Google Hangouts, is it a good choice for meetings? TechRepublic has expanded international coverage and we are toying with the idea of Google Hangouts for our editorial meetings - do hangouts work for collaborative meetings?
Mark Kaelin is a CBS Interactive Senior Editor for TechRepublic. He is the host for the Microsoft Windows and Office blog, the Google in the Enterprise blog, the Five Apps blog and the Big Data Analytics blog.