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WebEx (now owned by Cisco)
First "off the cuff" impressions comparing WebEx and Elluminate
Speed - good and comparable between the two
VOIP - Easier to take/pass the mic in Elluminate. Requires moderator to control in WebEX
Dial Up - I don't think Elluminate has a separate land line dial up option - need to check. WebEx has toll free and user-pay-long distance options. VOIP on Elluminate has worked well for me in fairly limited bandwidth in the South.
Breakouts - WebEx confusing and require quite a bit of juggling by the moderator (I have experienced, but not set up breakouts on Elluminate, so I need to test this.) Concerned that sometimes in a VOIP group call a land line telecon number is delivered for breakouts
Controls: WebEx can only have one moderator - so hard to share some duties. Can have multiple mods in Elluminate
Confusing options with dial in and VOIP for setting up confs in WebEx. No Dial up options in Elluminate
White board performs swiftlyin WebEx, but less functionality than Elluminate white boards (stamps, easy integration of visuals)
PPT - good on both systems
Support seems responsive on WebEx. Elluminate is generally pretty good, but I have had one problem.
Chat function - good options of all group or private messages for both systems. WEbEx has improved from what it was.
Recording - did not experience the playback of WebEx but both seem to be easy to start/stop recordings. Both capture in proprietary formats, which is a negative.
Cannot cut and paste between whiteboards in WebEx (I need to test this on Elluminate)
WebEx "Training Room" language is to me annoying - it assumes one particular paradigm which is a minus. Elluminate offers a more generic platform for multiple functions.
Both have branding options for a room. I think WebEx has a bit more visual options for branding.
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