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Pros
"The SpeakerTrack feature is the most valuable feature."

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"Video conferencing to hold virtual meetings helps to prevent employee displacement, where everyone can now enjoy the comfort of their own offices.""The simplicity and ease of use are the most valuable features. It's so much easier and quicker than writing an email to someone and waiting for them to read it.""The quality of the meetings is very good.""The most valuable feature is stability.""I use the chat feature to communicate with my staff, which is very helpful.""The calling features are most valuable, especially now as we are working remotely.""I like the fact that it opens up your video conferencing, and, in many cases, the audio at the same time.""There are free versions of the solution available."

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Cons
"I was in touch with one of our clients and they mentioned that they would like to have a holographic video conferencing. It would be great if that feature would be added."

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"If one of the users has a poor internet connection, this failure will compromise the meeting, causing delays and distortions in the communications.""The ease of configuration or the lack of decent tooling to pinpoint your problems is probably its biggest issue.""We need a feature where you can virtually raise your hand to silently let the presenter know that you have a question.""We have had trouble with scalability when trying to host large meetings.""Going forward, I would like to see better call quality and reliability.""There are issues with the bandwidth, particularly for external meetings,""The integration with Outlook could be improved.""It would be ideal if the solution could make instant messages more permanent. Currently, if you close the conversation, you lose the instant messages that you shared during the meeting. If those could last beyond the meeting, that would be a great addition, due to the fact that frequently, people give each other key details, important information, or email addresses, etc., during the meeting. If you don't write it down during the meeting, after the meeting closes, it's gone forever. That can be quite frustrating."

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"To realize value from the purchase of Skype Business, you need to take advantage of all the important functions of the program.""The cost of Skype for Business is incorporated into our Office 365 licenses."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The SpeakerTrack feature is the most valuable feature.
Top Answer: I was in touch with one of our clients and they mentioned that they would like to have a holographic video conferencing. It would be great if that feature would be added.
Top Answer: It is quite easy and quite a simple product to use and start with. Anyone dealing with any telepresence equipment will definitely get to know it and it will be better for them to understand. I would… more »
Top Answer: Making calls and having meetings is easy.
Top Answer: I'm sure there are licensing fees for it, however, I don't know what they are. I know there are free versions of the solution. However, that probably doesn't apply to us as we have a high number of… more »
Top Answer: There is sometimes a lag, often because this is not integrated with a few fields. We are in India, so we have some restrictions on some key integrations. For example, it cannot integrate with our… more »
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20th
out of 59 in Virtual Meetings
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Average Words per Review
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4th
out of 59 in Virtual Meetings
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Rating
8.2
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TelePresence
Skype for Business Plan 1, Skype for Business Plan 2, Lync Server
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Overview
Cisco TelePresence Server brings multiparty video to unified communications deployments. Its flexible video, audio, and content-sharing capabilities allow users to participate in video conferences with multiple parties. Users can easily create, launch, and join meetings using standards-based video endpoints. Or their mobile devices or Cisco WebEx clients. Or even third-party video endpoints. The server provides high-quality, standards-based video conferencing for mobile, desktop, and room systems.
Skype for Business offers features including presence, IM, voice and video calls, online meetings, conferencing, and telephony solutions that support enterprise-level collaboration requirements. Skype for Business Record meetings, share your screen, and annotate PowerPoint for real-time collaboration with up to 250 people and use whiteboard, polls, Q&A, and built-in IM during your business meetings to make them more productive. Skype for Business provides new client experience, Skype for Business Server provides several new features to improve manageability of on-premises servers and hybrid solutions. Skype for Business also supports the Lync client experience so that you can choose a phased upgrade approach to the new client experience for users. Skype for Business is also an integral part of Microsoft Office 365, providing PSTN Conferencing, Cloud PBX, PSTN Calling, and Skype Meeting Broadcast capabilities to Office 365 users.
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Sample Customers
Afni, AGCO, Bellevue, Came Group, Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children's), Del Papa Distributing, Instituto Zaldivar, ING Bank, Moffitt Cancer Center, Park Nicollet, Pentana Solutions Australia, San Jose State University, Sub-Zero Wolf, Transwestern and Metropolis Investment Holdings, Vital Images
EmpireCLS Worldwide Chauffeured Services,LA Fitness, MedcoEnergi International, Tampa General Hospital, and HopewellHoldings Limited.
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider36%
Computer Software Company15%
Government11%
Manufacturing Company6%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm29%
Comms Service Provider14%
University10%
Engineering Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider22%
Computer Software Company20%
Government9%
Educational Organization6%
Company Size
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REVIEWERS
Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise47%
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Cisco TelePresence is ranked 20th in Virtual Meetings with 1 review while Skype for Business is ranked 4th in Virtual Meetings with 10 reviews. Cisco TelePresence is rated 0.0, while Skype for Business is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Cisco TelePresence writes "The equipment is easy to handle and it simple to use". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Skype for Business writes "Much easier and quicker than writing an email to someone and waiting for them to read it". Cisco TelePresence is most compared with Polycom RealPresence Clariti, Webex, Cisco Meeting Server, Zoom and Polycom RealPresence Desktop, whereas Skype for Business is most compared with Webex, Zoom, TeamViewer, Cisco Jabber and GoToMeeting.

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