When you're talking web conferencing, you're talking about either GoToMeeting or WebEx, right?
Maybe not. Although GoToMeeting and WebEx are the two most popular web conferencing providers, they aren't the only players in the market. There are many other providers who also deliver similar services and benefits.
In the end, it's possible that GoToMeeting or WebEx might still be the best choice for your company's web conferencing requirements. But if you're a cost-conscious small business leader in the market for a reliable conferencing provider, you owe it to yourself – and your company – to take a look at these three alternatives to GoToMeeting and WebEx.
Adobe Acrobat Connect
The Adobe Acrobat Connect platform is a relatively robust alternative to the big two video conferencing providers. You'll get a lot of the same features that you would get from the bigger names including screen sharing, meeting recording, document sharing and whiteboard capability. And because Connect is open source technology, you can easily integrate it into your own applications.
Yugma is a little web conferencing platform with an intimidating name. This application features a broad range of features in a web conferencing solution that is free for meetings with up to 15 participants. File sharing, desktop sharing and application sharing are all part of the package. Like many WebEx and GoToMeeting alternatives, you will pay a price for added features and participants. However, Yugma's free service also includes Yugma for Skype, a web conferencing platform that provides seamless integration for Skype users.
DimDim bills itself as the world's easiest web conferencing system. While some DimDim features are free, others are available for a very reasonable price. Desktop and file sharing, whiteboards, embedding capability, widgets and other DimDim features are hard to ignore. The user interface is attractive and easy to navigate, and you don't have to install software on your computer to receive full functionality. DimDim is free for small meetings, but if you require larger bandwidth you can purchase unlimited meetings with more participants for only $25 a month.