Compare Cisco TelePresence vs. Skype for Business

Cisco TelePresence is ranked 19th in Virtual Meetings with 1 review while Skype for Business is ranked 2nd in Virtual Meetings with 10 reviews. Cisco TelePresence is rated 0, while Skype for Business is rated 8.8. 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 Cisco Meeting Server, LifeSize and BlueJeans Meetings, whereas Skype for Business is most compared with Webex, Zoom and TeamViewer.
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Pros
The SpeakerTrack feature is the most valuable feature.

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The most valuable feature is stability.The quality of the meetings is very good.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.Video conferencing to hold virtual meetings helps to prevent employee displacement, where everyone can now enjoy the comfort of their own offices.Using this solution has helped us to cut long distance calls, as well as video services from third parties.You can do meetings of up to two hundred people in a single conversation.We chose Skype for Business after other colleagues suggested that we give it a try. It has served us well.We really like the screen sharing tool. The user experience is smooth, and user-friendly.

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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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We have had trouble with scalability when trying to host large meetings.We need a feature where you can virtually raise your hand to silently let the presenter know that you have a question.The ease of configuration or the lack of decent tooling to pinpoint your problems is probably its biggest issue.If one of the users has a poor internet connection, this failure will compromise the meeting, causing delays and distortions in the communications.Skype for Business is good for the PCs with higher bandwidth, but an improvement is required for low bandwidth usage.Make it user friendly.I venture to say that 30% of the people using this solution at our company have had issues with stability, due to the volatility and crashes.Sometimes the connection crashes, which is understandable if you are traveling. But, it would be nice if this could be stabilized somehow.

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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.It may be slightly costly, but the features are awesome.It may be considered costly for certain markets, such as in India.The pricing is really good. It is quite affordable because it came with our Office 365. It is on a per-user license, which is nice. I quite like that they have made it very granular with all of their licensing.We negotiated a fair price with Microsoft. It is definitely worthwhile to negotiate with them for the best price for your solution.

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Ranking
19th
out of 58 in Virtual Meetings
Views
1,458
Comparisons
1,109
Reviews
0
Average Words per Review
389
Avg. Rating
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2nd
out of 58 in Virtual Meetings
Views
8,564
Comparisons
6,770
Reviews
10
Average Words per Review
389
Avg. Rating
8.8
Top Comparisons
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Also Known As
TelePresenceSkype 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.
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REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider23%
Engineering Company15%
Financial Services Firm15%
University15%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company20%
Comms Service Provider15%
K 12 Educational Company Or School9%
Media Company7%
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