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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 7.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

    Cisco Webex DX80

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.9

    Skype

    79%
    Skype ranks higher in 4/4 features

    High quality audio

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    131 Ratings

    High quality video

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    129 Ratings

    Low bandwidth requirements

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    126 Ratings

    Mobile support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    114 Ratings

    Screen Sharing

    Cisco Webex DX80

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.9

    Skype

    79%
    Skype ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Desktop sharing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    114 Ratings

    Whiteboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    57 Ratings

    Online Meetings / Events

    Cisco Webex DX80

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    Skype

    80%
    Skype ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Calendar integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    81 Ratings

    Meeting initiation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    102 Ratings

    Integrates with social media

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    61 Ratings

    Record meetings / events

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    73 Ratings

    Slideshows

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    65 Ratings

    Online Events Collaboration

    Cisco Webex DX80

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    Skype

    81%
    Skype ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Live chat

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    107 Ratings

    Audience polling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    62 Ratings

    Q&A

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    59 Ratings

    Online Events Security

    Cisco Webex DX80

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.6

    Skype

    76%
    Skype ranks higher in 3/3 features

    User authentication

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    83 Ratings

    Participant roles & permissions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    79 Ratings

    Confidential attendee list

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    58 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Cisco Webex DX80 is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.2

    Cisco Webex DX80

    92%
    25 Ratings
    7.9

    Skype

    79%
    136 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Cisco Webex DX80

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9

    Skype

    99%
    4 Ratings

    Usability

    9.2

    Cisco Webex DX80

    92%
    17 Ratings
    7.0

    Skype

    70%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.2

    Cisco Webex DX80

    92%
    25 Ratings
    8.1

    Skype

    81%
    75 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Cisco Webex DX80

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Skype

    100%
    3 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Cisco

    It is an excellent choice for a personal device if you want to bring an independent device to meetings and add it as a second display at the same time. I don't believe that there is nearly as much benefit in using anything in a shared environment or in shared mode. My opinion is that the Room Kits that include displays that can flip or be touched by Samsung are more suited for that.
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    Microsoft

    Skype is well suited for quick calls back and forth, in both video and audio, among team members who have it already installed and who know how to use it. It is less well-suited when trying to do a presentation for somebody who does NOT have it installed or who lacks internet speed.
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    Pros

    Cisco

    • Successful image/video quality.
    • By adjusting the camera angle, transmitting the document image to both you and the other party in a readable way.
    • Can be used as a touch screen and also as a PC monitor.
    • Can be managed by Call Manager, TMS, VCS.
    • Easy and user-friendly.
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    Microsoft

    • The instant chat function is great. Very straightforward, easy to use, easy to learn, no technical issues.
    • Video calls are pretty easy also, user friendly and a mostly stable connection with no issues.
    • Voice calls are easy also, eliminates the need for an external landline or the need to use your cell phone. Clear connections, not really any dropped calls.
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    Cons

    Cisco

    • Touch controller calibration could be a challenge
    • You can’t use the camera like a normal web cam
    • When you use the adapter is HDMI to DVI and if you are gone for a few minutes the display goes dark. Refresh the display does not come back on easily.
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    Microsoft

    • This is really small, but I'd love to see the emoticons updated to emojis.
    • Make calling free like some other communications app providers.
    • Grant the ability to not show that you're online even when you are. Sometimes you want to make a call, but you don't want other people to see you're online and start messaging you.
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    Pricing Details

    Cisco Webex DX80

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Cisco Webex DX80 editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Pricing Info

      Skype

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Skype editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Likelihood to Renew

        Cisco

        No answers on this topic

        Microsoft

        I really appreciate Skype for its features and quality standards. It really helps in terms of virtual assistance in the lockdown period where we need to maintain Social distancing and need to work online.
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        Usability

        Cisco

        In the workplace, Cisco Webex DX80 is ideal for group meetings. It's as simple as entering the room, dialing the destination number, and joining the video. It's simple and convenient. It offers an easy-to-use menu and user interface. My own opinion is that Cisco's usability is fantastic and I like it greatly. I encountered no issues.
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        Microsoft

        Skype is not as good as Facetime in terms of ease to glance at it and figure out how it works. I think that's a result of Skype trying to be too many things at once. A lot of the menu and UI could be streamlined, and I would jettison some of the additional functions that have been tacked on over the years to simplify. That being said, while some options are slightly hard to find, they all work flawlessly once found.
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        Support Rating

        Cisco

        We've never had a problem getting help from Cisco. As the workhorses of Cisco's meetings, these devices are well-known and widely utilized throughout the organization. Even their sales representatives are familiar with how to maintain them. And if one does break (which has yet to happen), I am confident that we will receive the same high level of service and prompt replacement as we have in the past.
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        Microsoft

        I am not aware of the current support level for Skype for business, as I have never used even though I have the product. However, the support for Skype's personal paid users is not where it could be. Users who pay for Skype features do not have a clear path to reach out to support. So, rating 6, can be better as soon as I need to use Skype for business support and get a good experience. I will say that I will renew Skype for Business subscription, which is a significant inconsistency on my end. The explanation is that Skype for Business comes bundled with Office for Business, with no additional cost, so why not.
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        Implementation Rating

        Cisco

        No answers on this topic

        Microsoft

        It can be used on the phone via mobile application as well as on the desktop by logging in to the website. Easily installed and ready to use.
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        Alternatives Considered

        Cisco

        Both Webex Meetings and Cisco Webex DX80 are a tool for virtual meetings with videoconferencing. However, we like the Cisco Webex DX80 better to keep it fixed in small and medium meeting rooms. It is a piece of equipment that is used by me and everyone in the IT department for online meetings. I recommend the Cisco Webex DX80 and Webex Meetings for individual use for group meetings.
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        Microsoft

        Microsoft Teams provides basically the same services. Local number calling is not available (that I know of) but that only matters if you have any need to use it. Teams is a little more stable, especially with a lot of people on a call. Skype is easier to set up and to operate. Skype also has a larger install base.
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        Return on Investment

        Cisco

        • It helped us get our Sr. Leadership team familiar with and excited about Webex. Then, them spreading the word helped align the company with the new Webex software coming and saved us a bunch on training. When users were more excited about a product, they soak it in better.
        • This device has been a mainstay in our COVID working from home plans. This allows the business to keep running AND meet face to face when it's not safe yet to do so.
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        Microsoft

        • Overall Skype is a good investment. We use regular Skype so its a product that comes with Windows PC's as a standard app. We dont use Skype for Business so this cuts cost overall.
        • Using the basic functions of Skype and not Skype for business does have some downsides but you do save money. There are many other apps we use as well as Skype in order to accomplish all of our goals.
        • The downside of course is that the more you want Skype to do, the more money it will cost the organization as a whole. It does have many more functions which you have to upgrade to Skype for business for. That is my only criticism.
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