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Likelihood to Recommend

Webex Meetings

For a meeting where participant size is large the platform really does well as the host has full control over the meeting. [You] can enable and disable audio of anyone based on [your] requirements. [They] can pass the host control for other members to share content and can create breakout sessions. There seem [to be] scenarios where the Cisco Webex Meetings are less suited. One scenario could be low-speed internet connectivity where the platform does not perform well.
Ravinder Beniwal | 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

Webex Meetings
8.1
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
High quality audio
Webex Meetings
8.4
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
High quality video
Webex Meetings
8.4
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
Low bandwidth requirements
Webex Meetings
7.4
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
Mobile support
Webex Meetings
8.0
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

Screen Sharing

Webex Meetings
8.5
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
Desktop sharing
Webex Meetings
8.8
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
Whiteboards
Webex Meetings
8.2
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

Online Meetings / Events

Webex Meetings
8.3
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
Calendar integration
Webex Meetings
8.5
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
Meeting initiation
Webex Meetings
8.4
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
Integrates with social media
Webex Meetings
7.6
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
Record meetings / events
Webex Meetings
8.6
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
Slideshows
Webex Meetings
8.6
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

Online Events Collaboration

Webex Meetings
8.4
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
Live chat
Webex Meetings
8.4
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
Audience polling
Webex Meetings
8.5
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
Q&A
Webex Meetings
8.4
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

Online Events Security

Webex Meetings
8.4
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
User authentication
Webex Meetings
8.5
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
Participant roles & permissions
Webex Meetings
8.5
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
Confidential attendee list
Webex Meetings
8.1
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

Video Marketing

Webex Meetings
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
5.7
Lead generation
Webex Meetings
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.3
Video personalization
Webex Meetings
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
5.8
eCommerce
Webex Meetings
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
4.1
Support for advertisements
Webex Meetings
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
5.7
Video SEO
Webex Meetings
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
5.7
Integration to Marketing Automation
Webex Meetings
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.3

Video Platform Integrations

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

Video Security

Webex Meetings
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
7.6
Video access controls
Webex Meetings
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
7.5
User management
Webex Meetings
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.1
Video link sharing
Webex Meetings
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.2
Internal video
Webex Meetings
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
7.7
External video
Webex Meetings
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.4

Video Player

Webex Meetings
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
7.0
Player customization
Webex Meetings
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.5
Embedded videos
Webex Meetings
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.3
Video quality / Bandwidth controls
Webex Meetings
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.2
Mobile compatibility
Webex Meetings
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.8

Video Analytics

Webex Meetings
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.5
A/B testing
Webex Meetings
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
5.8
Streaming quality reports
Webex Meetings
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.6
Per viewer tracking
Webex Meetings
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.7
Per video tracking
Webex Meetings
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.8
Video analytics dashboard
Webex Meetings
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.8

Video Hosting, Management & Storage

Webex Meetings
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
7.9
On-Demand video
Webex Meetings
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
7.7
Live streaming
Webex Meetings
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
9.4
Impact of streaming on network
Webex Meetings
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
7.6
Video upload & format support
Webex Meetings
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.9
Video library / File management
Webex Meetings
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.2
Video portal
Webex Meetings
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.0

Video Engagement

Webex Meetings
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.6
Audience polling
Webex Meetings
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.0
Audience Q&A / Live chat
Webex Meetings
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
7.2
Video comments
Webex Meetings
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
6.5

Pros

Webex Meetings

  • Simplicity to meet face to face with anyone in the world instantly and with high quality video.
  • Robust infrastructure around the world to work without interruption.
  • Integrate with most common tools like Microsoft Exchange, Office 365 and Google Calendar.
  • Lots of features.
  • Many features available to get the most out of the tool and make it easier to use.
  • Wide range of training on the tool and the new features.
  • Choose the version that most fits your organization: Cloud, Hybrid or On Premise.
Leonardo Gonzalez | 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

Webex Meetings

  • Better integration with other platforms such as Panopto (currently only one video source can be saved instead of one explicit presenter and one explicit content window
  • Needs a bigger marketplace similar to Zoom
  • Virtual backgrounds needs improvement and should include motion backgrounds
  • Consolidate all the different products (Webex Meetings, Event, Training, Support centers) into one product
  • Allow fullscreen video of presenter video on secondary monitor
Anonymous | 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

Webex Meetings

Webex Meetings 7.6
Based on 34 answers
Cisco Webex Meetings is a platform that consistently performs well and outperforms some of the other solutions that we have used, such as Zoom. It is user friendly and helps our organization accomplish the goal of connecting with external contacts to conduct meetings and share information
Jess Messenger | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming 8.9
Based on 8 answers
Our organization depends heavily on this streaming service. Now that we have the option of allowing our clients to attend meetings virtually, we can never retract that option as so many of our clients love the flexibility. Also, we have no complaints with the service itself. It is reliable and dependable and any issues we have encountered have never been to blame on the service but rather our lack of knowledge of it or needing to update our embed code
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Webex Meetings

Webex Meetings 8.9
Based on 63 answers
Cisco Webex Meetings is a really easy-to-use solution. Cisco has a mentality linked to joining meetings: one button to push. There is always the same big green button that appears everywhere—on invitation emails, in the calendar, on videoconferencing devices, on the application in our phones and tablets. One button and the meeting is started. Anyone can start a meeting.The solution is therefore minimally demanding for IT teams, and even easy to set up and support for smaller environments where there simply isn't an IT team.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming 8.8
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

Webex Meetings

Webex Meetings 9.0
Based on 138 answers
I gave a rating of 10 because every time I've needed to use Cisco Webex Meetings, it was available. I don't remember it ever being unavailable to me. Any updates or unplanned changes also occur when I first start the program right away so I don't have to worry if the program is out of date or un-secure of anything.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming 9.0
Based on 3 answers
Absolutely. We have never had an outage problem or any application errors that I have been privy to. We are duly notified generally in advance of outages or updates
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Webex Meetings

Webex Meetings 8.7
Based on 117 answers
I have had a very reliable experience with Cisco Webex Meetings, but there have been a couple of instances where the platform has lagged:
  • During a Webex meeting when many are on video, the platform has struggled not to crash for everyone.
  • Sharing certain screens, for example when sharing my screen to show our project management software everything lags, but with other views it does not.
I have not had any issues with the integration with Outlook, as well as Skype. We are transitioning away from Skype but Webex works well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming 8.4
Based on 3 answers
As we use it now, we are satisfied with the streaming performance. I cannot speak to integration yet as we have yet to engage in that but have plans to in the future
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Webex Meetings

Webex Meetings 8.3
Based on 115 answers
The response time is very fast via email. Most of the time, they also follow-up with a call but I usually need my questions answered via email.I think their support emails are bit bland and impersonal. They may think it's a good idea to list all applicable managers in their emails but that's not really all the important to me. In fact seeing so many people listed makes me wonder if I'd have to contact someone else to get my question answered or problem resolved.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming 7.5
Based on 9 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

In-Person Training

Webex Meetings

Webex Meetings 6.4
Based on 1 answer
It is very good to have an in-person training at times as well as they can show you in in person how to configure an operating system
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

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No answers yet
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Online Training

Webex Meetings

Webex Meetings 7.8
Based on 2 answers
We mostly use training from Cisco's online training programs which is very informative and can be easily incorporated into our daily schedules without disrupting our normal working activities. There are many online training materials are available on cisco's website as well as other third-party training companies may also provide additional training.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Webex Meetings

Webex Meetings 9.1
Based on 17 answers
That we needed complex implementation that we didn't get tells me 2 things: 1) the product was not designed in a way that "just worked" like some of its peers (Zoom / BlueJeans) and 2) had our company defined actual user needs and validated / verified that they had bought something that matched those, we would have pursued features / designs more closely aligned with what the product actually does: screen share, sometimes video, definitely VOIP audio (always an option regardless of license), and easy recording and retrieval of meetings.
Chris Carpenter | 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

Webex Meetings

Microsoft Teams has better integration with office 365 products like Outlook. Collaboration is better with MS teams since it also provides [the] ability to use SharePoint and teams' sites for documents. Cisco Webex Meetings seems to have better audio support via phone whereas audio quality over [the] internet seems to be better in MS Teams.
Brijesh Shirodkar | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

When this project was evaluating streaming providers in 2013, Livestream was the closest to uStream in feature set. However, we found the packages that uStream provided were financially better considering the volume of customers who were going to stream our content. We also felt at the time that uStream had a superior API.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Webex Meetings

Webex Meetings 8.9
Based on 118 answers
  • Pay as you grow [the] solution. Only add license[s] when more user need it
  • License include[s] Cisco Webex Meetings and Webex Teams. Can be shared for entire departments and sites as needed
  • Using cloud storage, so meeting and presentation can be store on cloud. No need to provide on-premise server
  • For remote/branch user they can seamlessly join meeting from their endpoint device
  • License assignment is very simple using cloud console
Budi Ezeddin | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Webex Meetings

  • Positively it definitely Less traveling expenses per person (it could have been 6k per year per person in Hotel, Airfare, meals)
  • We see each other more often than while in the office
  • Meetings are arrange more easily, in an ordered manner as well as make everyone be more punctual.
Mike Martinez | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

  • Our ROI is measured by the provision of ministry and satisfaction of our congregation. We are extremely pleased with our USTREAM and feel that it is a valuable asset to our church.
Michael Sharpe | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Webex Meetings

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Webex Meetings Editions & Modules

Edition
Free$0.001
Starter$13.501
Plus$17.951
Business$26.951
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
Pricing available by monthly or annual subscription, with discounts available for annual commitments.

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

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
Video Streaming edition is available for purchase via credit card online (or via IBM salesperson if needs exceed those outlined in the online plans): https://video.ibm.com/platform/plans Enterprise Video Streaming edition must be purchased from an IBM salesperson: https://info.video.ibm.com/IBM-Watson-Media-Contact.html

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Webex Meetings
8.5
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Webex Meetings
7.6
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.9

Usability

Webex Meetings
8.9
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.8

Reliability and Availability

Webex Meetings
9.0
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
9.0

Performance

Webex Meetings
8.7
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.4

Support Rating

Webex Meetings
8.3
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
7.5

In-Person Training

Webex Meetings
6.4
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

Online Training

Webex Meetings
7.8
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

Implementation Rating

Webex Meetings
9.1
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.1

Scalability

Webex Meetings
8.9
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming
8.1

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