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"The most valuable feature is the Activity flow that is used to catch new activities."

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"The best thing about Zoom is that it is very easy to use.""The most valuable feature of this solution is its ease of use.""One of the biggest features of Zoom is its stability.""The interface makes it simple to use.""Zoom is stable and easy to use.""It allows for both support and communication at the same time.""The most valuable feature is the remote desktop because sometimes we have to intervene and control the client's infrastructure.""It is very quick to get a meeting started."

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"The inclusion of a file plugin for Windows Explorer would make it easier to use."

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"It is important for us to have Zoom integration with our Active Directory environment.""It takes time to acclimate end users to the product.""In the future, I would like to see remote access control for other computers.""Having easier access to recorded meetings, being able to download them fast, and playing them back would be helpful.""When a lot of people join a meeting it is not possible to shrink the pictures and show them on a single screen.""When sharing a screen, it's only dedicated to one particular window, not multiple windows""I would like to be able to have multiple users open and collaborate on a document at the same time.""Technical support is in need of improvement."

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"Zoom is a very cheaply priced video conferencing solution, and using this product has saved our business a lot of expense.""There is a 40-minute time limit when you use the basic version, which is free.""In the basic version, there is a 40-minute time limit on group meetings.""Zoom is available with an open license that can support meetings of up to 40 minutes.""The cost of Zoom has led me to use WeChat, instead.""I have been using the free version of Zoom.""The price is $149 USD yearly.""We have an account but we are also using the free version."

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Top Answer: If you're looking for just a basic meeting tool, Zoom will do just fine. You can also share your screen as well as choose the option to share presentations ( in your case, its the Digital manual)… more »
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Ranking
6th
out of 11 in Corporate Portals
Views
2,027
Comparisons
1,259
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
94
Avg. Rating
9.0
2nd
out of 59 in Virtual Meetings
Views
10,001
Comparisons
7,564
Reviews
36
Average Words per Review
395
Avg. Rating
8.1
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Also Known As
IBM Connections, Lotus Connections
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Overview

IBM Connections™ is a leading unified collaboration and social networking solution that helps you filter out the noise to get work done. Connections empowers your teams and organization to engage with the right experts, accelerate innovation, and deliver results. All the collaboration tools you need to be productive are united under a single sign-on so you can reduce time spent switching between disparate tools and focus on the people and work that matters most. Experience a security-rich and business-compliant environment sanctioned by IT. Confidently share knowledge within your teams and your organization, and extend collaboration beyond traditional boundaries. Connections can enable you to improve decision-making, increase productivity, and accelerate time-to-market. Shift from being merely productive, to truly effective with Connections today.

IBM Connections can help you: Engage experts. People-centric platform enables you to easily locate the expertise you need, right now. Accelerate innovation. Illuminate and promote new ideas within a thriving social network of teams and communities. Empower teams. Get work done together and take action; anywhere—from any device. Deliver results. Leverage cognitive insights to prioritize results and arrive at better outcomes. Extend collaboration. Safely collaborate with customers and partners, bringing them into the conversation.

Zoom helps businesses and organizations bring their teams together in a frictionless environment to get more done. Our easy, reliable cloud platform for video, phone, content sharing, and chat runs across mobile devices, desktops, telephones, and room systems. Message me to learn more about how Zoom can help your business or organization Visit zoom.com and follow @zoom_us.

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Sample Customers
Yamato Financial Co. Ltd., University of Zurich, Gwinnett County Public Schools, Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., Telus, Rabobank, Christian Brothers Services, Grupo Financiero Banorte, The Loft Group, Dow Water & Process Solutions, JGC Corporation, College of Medicine, Swansea University, solvito GmbH, Loft Group, Hamm-Reno Group GmbH, Geno SAFortinet, Veeva, Proofpoint, Box, Ticketmaster, Trend Micro, Caesars Entertainment, Santa Clara University, Pandora, Stanford Continuing Studies
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm15%
Transportation Company12%
Government8%
Insurance Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company51%
Comms Service Provider11%
Media Company11%
Retailer6%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm16%
Energy/Utilities Company11%
Marketing Services Firm11%
Government11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company19%
Comms Service Provider16%
K 12 Educational Company Or School12%
Government8%
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HCL Connections is ranked 6th in Corporate Portals with 1 review while Zoom is ranked 2nd in Virtual Meetings with 36 reviews. HCL Connections is rated 9.0, while Zoom is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of HCL Connections writes "Easy to use and adapt to different teams either in-house or B2B". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zoom writes "Very user friendly, easy to share screens, and lots of useful features". HCL Connections is most compared with Microsoft Teams, Office 365, SharePoint, Atlassian Confluence and Yammer, whereas Zoom is most compared with TeamViewer, 3CX, Adobe Connect, Skype for Business and Blackboard Learning Management.

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