Information on third-party suppliers

We have now included information on OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers) service providers in our ranking, so that you have an overview of who offers a specific web conferencing solution next to the original vendor. Our motive behind this is simple: We want to make the web conferencing market as transparent as possible, and one key feature of transparency is to see who is connected to whom in what way.

And yes – you guessed it – our overview is far from being complete. Our powers are limited and we have to find our way through all the offers and vendors out there to come upon connections that are not always visible at first glance. That is why we are glad for every hint you can give us.

Now what exactly do the third-party suppliers offer? In most cases you will find that the offered solution is an older version of a specific web conferencing solution or a version with limited functionality. And the point of using such a partner version of an online conferencing tool is …? Well, lets just say you are a customer of a telecommunications provider listed in our ranking. Then you can simply integrate the offered web conferencing package into your already existing service bundle with the vendor in question.

You can find all the current affiliate information here. Just click on the “Partners” links on the right-hand side.

Thanks for the great site

We received the following feedback from Jamie on May 19, 2008:

Hi. I am starting a business called and I need an interactive e-learning tool. I have been using your information to evaluate the different systems, and have found I agree with 95% of your recommendations/observations. Thanks for the great resource. I also like your openess about the affiliate programs, etc. Very cool to disclose it all. I have found Yugma to be very good. Perhaps it has evolved somewhat from the point you did the tests. Webex has what seems to be the only ecommerce package, but it is so expensive. Thanks again,
Jamie Robe