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Score 7.6 out of 100

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Connect

If you're looking for just a basic meeting tool, there are cheaper ones (like Zoom) that will do the trick just fine. Where Adobe Connect shines is when you're looking for a virtual training tool, because of its more robust feature set and the fact that you can set up room layouts ahead of time and reuse them and because of the available add-ons, which can help make learning more engaging. (In fact, on that engagement front, I believe you can also present learners with interactive quizzes, etc., if you create them in another Adobe tool, like Presenter or Captivate.)
Laura Gillenwater | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

This software is ideal for any size church. The ability to purchase a modest number of viewer-hours per month for a reasonable cost (no-ads) is hugely important for non-profit organizations. Being able to live-stream, record and watch from the archives is also great. Finally, the chat room allows for a more interactive experience than traditional tv broadcasting.
Beth Jinkerson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Adobe Connect
7.6
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
High quality audio
Adobe Connect
8.0
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
High quality video
Adobe Connect
7.8
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
Low bandwidth requirements
Adobe Connect
7.1
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
Mobile support
Adobe Connect
7.6
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

Screen Sharing

Adobe Connect
8.8
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
Desktop sharing
Adobe Connect
8.7
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
Whiteboards
Adobe Connect
8.9
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

Online Meetings / Events

Adobe Connect
7.9
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
Calendar integration
Adobe Connect
7.9
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
Meeting initiation
Adobe Connect
8.1
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
Integrates with social media
Adobe Connect
6.0
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
Record meetings / events
Adobe Connect
8.4
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
Slideshows
Adobe Connect
9.0
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

Online Events Collaboration

Adobe Connect
9.0
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
Live chat
Adobe Connect
9.0
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
Audience polling
Adobe Connect
9.0
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
Q&A
Adobe Connect
9.1
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

Online Events Security

Adobe Connect
8.4
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
User authentication
Adobe Connect
8.5
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
Participant roles & permissions
Adobe Connect
8.7
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
Confidential attendee list
Adobe Connect
8.1
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

Video Marketing

Adobe Connect
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
5.7
Lead generation
Adobe Connect
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.1
Video personalization
Adobe Connect
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.2
eCommerce
Adobe Connect
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
4.2
Support for advertisements
Adobe Connect
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
5.3
Video SEO
Adobe Connect
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.1
Integration to Marketing Automation
Adobe Connect
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.3

Video Platform Integrations

Adobe Connect
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
7.6
Integration to Salesforce.com
Adobe Connect
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.4
Integration to LMS
Adobe Connect
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.7

Video Security

Adobe Connect
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
7.9
Video access controls
Adobe Connect
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
7.6
User management
Adobe Connect
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.8
Video link sharing
Adobe Connect
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.4
Internal video
Adobe Connect
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.1
External video
Adobe Connect
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.5

Video Player

Adobe Connect
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
7.2
Player customization
Adobe Connect
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.7
Embedded videos
Adobe Connect
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.8
Video quality / Bandwidth controls
Adobe Connect
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.4
Mobile compatibility
Adobe Connect
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.9

Video Analytics

Adobe Connect
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.6
A/B testing
Adobe Connect
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
5.8
Streaming quality reports
Adobe Connect
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.8
Per viewer tracking
Adobe Connect
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.8
Per video tracking
Adobe Connect
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
7.2
Video analytics dashboard
Adobe Connect
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.4

Video Hosting, Management & Storage

Adobe Connect
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
7.9
On-Demand video
Adobe Connect
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
7.4
Live streaming
Adobe Connect
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
9.3
Impact of streaming on network
Adobe Connect
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
7.3
Video upload & format support
Adobe Connect
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
7.0
Video library / File management
Adobe Connect
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.3
Video portal
Adobe Connect
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
7.9

Video Engagement

Adobe Connect
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.6
Audience polling
Adobe Connect
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.0
Audience Q&A / Live chat
Adobe Connect
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
7.0
Video comments
Adobe Connect
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.7

Pros

Adobe Connect

  • The ability to customize your screen layouts. making each classroom unique.
  • Bandwidth and connectivity. Many other webinar platforms have limitations of how many users can attend with cameras. Adobe has no limit on how many users can join a meeting and stream live an HD quality camera. This feature makes the platform a true virtual classroom.
  • Low cost. The pricing for a license is surprisingly affordable. Adobe has demonstrated great customer support as well. they offer other services - like having a tech expert available to assist with new users having any type of issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

  • It allows us to stream without special equipment. We mainly use our phones.
  • The quality of the videos is amazing and I love the fact that videos auto-save and you can download and edit them for later.
  • The program allows you to create playlists so that we can stream on our online channel 24/7
LeShawnda Fitzgerald | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Adobe Connect

  • For some add-ins the functionality was limited - had problem with the PowerPoint slideshow feature. It did not always display properly as you progressed in slides.
  • Some of the features were not compatible with phones. For example, Some participants were using phones to participate in class and the features were not compatible. There was no way to test the feature compatibility with different platforms. You create something beautiful for your trainees and you are unable to use.
  • The price points were not very flexible. I had limited needs and I was paying a higher price tag than I should for what I needed. They should be more flexible with pricing based on features needed.
  • Downloading recordings was a HUGE pain in the neck. Most of the training conducted lasted 3 hours or more. I felt like I was being punished to have to play back the entire presentation to download the recording.
Doreen Giles | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

  • The user interface is pretty good, but it definitely needs some improvements to help organize videos better, and request online restoration of videos that have been taken offline.
  • As far as I can tell, new features haven't been added since UStream was acquired by IBM. It seems like development has been paused, or focused on back-end improvements that we as users simply don't see. Would like to see some new improvements being made, especially at this price point.
  • The mobile viewing window lacks options and cannot detect device orientation. So I embed a video on a page that I can publish through an app, but then the viewing window does not orient correctly, without some complicated JavaScript that I personally have to write. This is an example of a feature that IBM should make and have part of the viewer window platform. Mobile friendly is essential in this day and age.
Derek Hoiem | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 10.0
Based on 27 answers
The longer you use Adobe Connect, the longer you are likely to use it. Because you can build more and more resources over time, creating rooms that you re-use, recorded content you can repurpose, and tools that form the basis of ever increasing productivity, the more you use Connect, the more productive you become. Unlike competing products where, with every meeting you essentially start over -- setting up your resources for each meeting -- in my Connect rooms, I have highly tuned tools to accomplish my knowledge transfer goals. When I want to conduct another session - I send a link out to the appropriate room and instantly we are all focusing on getting a job done together. This ability of Adobe Connect to make you productive at an ever quickening rate is a competitive advantage
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming 8.9
Based on 8 answers
If our needs change, we will re-evaluate the features we require with Ustream and other competitors.
Michael Coates | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 9.0
Based on 5 answers
As sophisticated a product as Adobe Connect, the ease of use is outstanding. In my experience, even a user with very little knowledge of Adobe Connect can begin using and even leading sessions with very little training to get started with the basic features. Additional training is needed to become comfortable with the number of available features, but learning curve even for those is no steeper than would normally be expected from similar software.
Sean McCarty | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming 8.6
Based on 62 answers
Ustream has a very easy to use interface as well as multiple articles explain the methods and procedure involved in properly utilizing their services. This is very important to the house of worship market, as organizations like ours are often utilizing volunteer to help produce our content. While simple on the surface, the platform has great depth in its customization and tracking abilities. This allows a power user, such as myself, to dig deep beneath the surface of the main settings and create the streaming experience I want to showcase.
Kevin Ford | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 5.5
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming 9.0
Based on 3 answers
We did not have any issues during testing or broadcast.
Michael Coates | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Adobe Connect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming 8.4
Based on 3 answers
The web and mobile applications loaded and streamed flawlessly.
Michael Coates | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 7.0
Based on 4 answers
No isues and any issues seems to get resolved.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming 7.0
Based on 8 answers
We funded 'white glove' service as our timelines were tight and our needs were well-defined. Tier 1 and Tier 2 support were able to help us get up and running in shorter order than we would have on our own. Documentation on the eCDN product had gaps, increasing the time to resolve and created concerns about success.
Michael Coates | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 7.5
Based on 2 answers
The ability to have most of the functionality of a full LMS at a fraction of the cost is huge. I can create manage and deploy both synchronous and asynchronous training based on the situation and all of my training is tracked through a series of easily created reports
Erik Crawford | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 7.9
Based on 8 answers
Prices do not seem to vary much among resellers of the Adobe Connect hosted license; the only price variation you're likely to find are among the audio providers. When implementing, you may also wish to look into expanding the amount of storage you are allowed on the server to avoid any problems later on as your library of files starts to build up
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming 8.1
Based on 60 answers
Implementation is tough because there are so many different ways clients are expecting content to appear on their platforms. Ustream video embeds have been a good solution in areas where direct integrations are not available. But, this is an area for improvement in the case of LMS and marketing integrations. On the broadcast side, embed codes work well because we use them with CMS systems that provide their own library and user management.
Cale J. Rogers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Connect

I prefer Adobe Connect's slide sharing and recording/playback features to either Zoom or GoToMeeting(GTM). GTM is good for meetings where the majority of the group is onsite and needs to conference in only a few remote participants, and Zoom is great for video chats. It's really a case of knowing your products and audience, and Adobe Connect has worked great for the majority of our team's needs.
Shannon Davis | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

Because Ustream has become such a popular service, there are many more that have followed after it. You can find a variety of similar options that might have more customization or a lower price tag. However, the scalability and reputation this platform has achieved will keep my company coming back for more
Zachary Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect 5.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming 8.1
Based on 3 answers
IBM global network.
Michael Coates | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Adobe Connect

  • On a positive note, I believe this has increased the scores of agents in a way that is influential and it shows. Getting immediate answers for problems plaguing our agents is first and foremost in making sure that we are not only addressing the vendors needs, but the customer's as well. We have used other platforms in the past. This has a far better impact on our overall numbers, I believe, as well as employee success and confidence.
  • Negative impacts by employees and affecting overall numbers in the company may be attributed to the lag or "boot" when agents are removed from the room without warning. This can cause confidence of agents to plummet and leave them without any support.
Shauna Stermer | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

  • Positive impact - we have a wider range of users to reach. Our staff is trained well using video streaming and montage.
  • Negactive impact - none.
Tomek Turba | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Adobe Connect

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Connect
7.9
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Connect
10.0
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.9

Usability

Adobe Connect
9.0
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.6

Reliability and Availability

Adobe Connect
5.5
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
9.0

Performance

Adobe Connect
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.4

Support Rating

Adobe Connect
7.0
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
7.0

Online Training

Adobe Connect
7.5
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

Implementation Rating

Adobe Connect
7.9
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.1

Scalability

Adobe Connect
5.0
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.1

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