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Zoom ups the ante on video conferencing
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Updated February 09, 2017

Zoom ups the ante on video conferencing

Score 10 out of 101
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Business

Overall Satisfaction with Zoom

I have used Zoom across an organization when I worked remotely. It was used for all of our virtual meetings. Now, I use Zoom individually across an organization, but it is not the primary video conferencing tool.
  • Multiple video streams.
  • Easy desktop sharing.
  • Mobile accessibility.
  • Uses high amounts of bandwidth with video.
  • A breakout room function similar to Adobe Connect would be nice.
  • Polling within Zoom would be nice.
  • Improved collaboration with colleagues across multiple time-zones
  • Easy scheduling for recurring meetings
  • Easy to share recordings with peers
I did not use this functionality.
Zoom is very similar to Google Hangouts and is a little easy to access. Adobe Connect has more functions that are especially helpful in education and training. It blows Skype out of the water.
Zoom is appropriate for interviews and video conferencing for small group meetings. We would use it for our company meetings and when done in a large conference room, it can be difficult to hear and see presentations.

Zoom Feature Ratings

High quality audio
9
High quality video
7
Low bandwidth requirements
3
Desktop sharing
8
Whiteboards
8
Calendar integration
10
Meeting initiation
10
Integrates with social media
Not Rated
Record meetings / events
8
Slideshows
Not Rated
Live chat
8
User authentication
9
Participant roles & permissions
9
Confidential attendee list
5

Using Zoom

100 - Zoom is used across the organization for meeting with faculty, staff, and students.
Easy to install and sign up for a free account. Easy for IT to oversee/manage business account access.
  • All-hands meetings
  • Video conferencing
  • Training
  • Training
  • Office hours
  • Just-in-time training
  • Recor
  • Record training/screenshare
  • Teach students
  • Support student study groups
Zoom is easy to use and easy to send to first-time users who I may only meet with once or twice via video chat.

Evaluating Zoom and Competitors

Not Sure - Adobe Connect is still used.
I was not apart of the decision making process.

Zoom Implementation

I was not involved in the implementation as those decisions were made before I joined the organization.

Zoom Support

Anytime I had an issue I was able to find a solution to resolve it. Their online documents are easy to follow and use.
ProsCons
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Immediate help available
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
None
Not Sure - Unknown contract details

Using Zoom

It is easy to pick up and just start using regardless of being a novice or expert. It's instructions are easy to follow if you have to troubleshoot an issue.
ProsCons
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Consistent
Quick to learn
Convenient
Feel confident using
Familiar
None
  • Logging in with video (easy to configure)
  • Using conference call option is easy to use
  • Screen sharing is easy and straightforward
  • Desktop sharing is a little tricky, but easy to get used to
  • Requires a lot of bandwidth and CPU to view video clearly
Yes - The mobile works well if you are just participating as a viewer. Video chatting with someone using a smartphone is a little difficult.