New Octopz features and upgrades

June 19, 2007

Octopz Custombrand

Last week we released a couple of enhancements to Octopz. They are:

The Octopz document storage space has been doubled to 1 GigaByte per license at no additional cost. So now you can upload, view, markup and save even more digital documents and rich media files.

We’ve added support for Microsoft Office 7 documents, which typically end in .docx, .pptx and .xlsx. You can simply upload, view and markup Office 7 files as you did with previous versions of Office documents, which continue to be fully supported.

The new Custom Branding feature allows you to customize your Octopz Meeting Zone and Rooms with your company’s logo. Simply upload a gif or jpg of your logo and it will be automatically placed in the upper left hand corner. Your logo can be up to 36 pixels high and 360 pixels wide. For instructions, click here to see a short video on how to do this.

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Octopz wows at How

June 12, 2007

Barry How

Filmmaker Andy Coon stopped by our booth at the How Design Conference yesterday and really liked what he saw in Octopz for film and video creatives. Writing on his blog, Andy said:

Editors around the world rejoice, Octopz is a web application that will allow you to collaborate with your clients anywhere in the world. Granted there are other applications out there but check out Barry Fogarty Co-founder & Chief Evangelist take us through an example of the features for video editors.

Andy also taped Barry’s demo at the booth and published it on his blog. You can see it here.

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Barry Fogarty at mesh

May 30, 2007

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Octopz co-founder and chief evangelist Barry Fogarty speaks during in the 15 minutes of fame presentation at the mesh conference earlier today.

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Ron McKenzie joins Octopz as CEO

May 28, 2007

Ron McKenzie, Barry Fogarty, Octopz
Ron McKenzie, Octopz CEO 2.0 and Barry Fogarty, Co-founder and Chief Evangelist.

On May 24, Ron McKenzie, P.Eng. joined Octopz Inc. as Chief Executive Officer. He takes over the CEO function from company co-founder Barry Fogarty, who will assume the newly-created role of Chief Evangelist.

Ron has extensive experience leading fast-growing tech companies both in Canada and the United States. He has held leadership roles in the computing and communications sector with companies such as Hewlett Packard, SGI, FORE Systems and most recently as Executive Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, of MTS/Allstream (formerly AT&T Canada).

According to Ron:

It’s an exciting opportunity to join an organization with such a unique and differentiated solution. It’s a tremendous testament to the quality and originality of Octopz that they’ve launched to such great reviews from critics and customers. I’m looking forward to using my experience in the computing, software and service provider sectors to help propel the company to even greater levels of success.

And Barry, grinning ear to ear because he gets the fun gig of Chief Evangelist, adds:

Ron’s strengths and experience will bring new impetus to the continuing development of our solution and the rapid growth of our business. With Ron leading the team, I am excited to take on the role of Chief Evangelist, allowing me to concentrate on promoting Octopz and working more closely with clients to ensure that future developments continue to not only meet but exceed their needs and expectations.

Find out more about Ron, Barry and the rest of the Octopz team here. The official news release about Ron’s appointment is here.

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