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An Overview of Web Based Presentation Software: Across the Extended Enterprise

Author: Geoffrey Bessin
by Geoffrey Bessin
Posted: Jun 20, 2015

Presentations are a way of life for many professionals. Speaking styles often differ between presenters, but one thing most of them have in common is the need for visual productions to accompany their speech or pitch. For ages, Microsoft PowerPoint took reign as the standard for slide presentation programs. Today, however, there are several web-based alternatives you can use to make your demos a hundred times better.

For the most part, these programs provide similar functionalities and features as PowerPoint, although superior platforms also exist. So do subpar programs. But one obvious advantage web-based resources offer is cloud storage and security. This way, you get access to your visual presentations whenever and wherever you need them and eliminate nightmare scenarios that involve lost files or corrupted memory drives.

You will be surprised to know that PowerPoint wasn't originally a Microsoft product. In reality, it was a rebranded program once called Presenter and was first created for Macs. This name change was due to legal reasons as Microsoft purchased the company behind the software to start building their own Graphics Business Unit. It was not until 1990 that PowerPoint came out together with Windows 3.0, changing the way businesses conduct presentations forever. The PC-based software has had numerous enhancements and has experienced vast upgrades through the years. It has become such a behemoth that as of the year 2012, it held 95% of the market for presentation software.

Many people have a love-hate relationship with this office staple but continue to use it—perhaps partly because it has become a crutch and an excuse for bad presentations. But recently, PowerPoint has been criticized for its limited animation features. More and more people are now looking for newer, more interactive ways to make their slide shows more visually appealing. This is where web-based presentation software takes center stage, providing a cool, new alternative to the old and outmoded PowerPoint.

Web-based (as well as installable desktop) presentation programs are widely available, giving you plenty of alternatives to turn to if you want to break away from cheesy slide shows. Some web-based presentation programs help you simplify the creative process and eliminate complex formatting so you can easily turn your ideas into powerful visual statements. Some are downloadable and installable, thus eliminating the need for web connection. Others are online-only, giving you access to various tools and features anytime and anywhere that you can access the internet. Web-based programs widely differ in capabilities, but most of them are available for free or at minimal charge rates.

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This article is written by David Kyalo a successful technical writer. He is interested in and fascinated by technical topics. He writes unique articles on touch screen technology and specialized in finding practical touch screen software solutions.

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