Cisco WebEx Meeting Center 8.5 skyrockets to number two

After Cisco had announced to no longer offer new WebEx MeetMeNow subscriptions, we evaluated their online meeting solution WebEx Meeting Center, which is now available in version 8.5. This tool offers a broad variety of functions and can thus be applied in numerous cases. However, by offering more features the complexity of the tool has grown as well and makes usage less simple and intuitive.

Web conferencing site in new layout

We have changed the layout of our web conferencing portal to give you more ease of use, a better overview of topics, and we slightly altered our categories for improved navigation. You can now find the details for our Top 5 license models under „compact results“. News regarding enterprise models are now directly on the homepage.

The new layout is not only more practicable, it has one other advantage: It simply looks good!

Web conferencing solutions to be evaluated soon

More and more providers are releasing or upgrading their software in the hopes of grabbing a share of the growing online meeting market. To provide a broad overview of the web conferencing solutions available we are constantly checking out the new tools out there. At the moment, tools that are being tested include drop.io, Conference IQ, iLinc for Meeting, InstantPresenter, Saba Centra Live for eMeetings and Mikogo.

Enterprise Solution: RHUB TurboMeeting

We have made it our rule to not evaluate enterprise online meeting tools but we would nevertheless like to make you aware of RHUB, which we find to be an interesting web conferencing solution.

TurboMeeting exists in various versions. In the smallest version two web conferences can take place in parallel with a total of 10 participants. On the upside, TurboMeeting supports a broad range of platforms, e.g. Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris/Unix, iPhone. On the downside, neither VoIP nor a telephone conferencing service is integrated.

As an enterprise solution RHUB is definitely interesting. Yet, with our focus on SMBs we will not evalutate the tool in detail.