If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Google Hangouts , what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
I would rate it a six out of ten. The security is already there but there should be more ability to share features. The other feature they should include is Zoom control; if one colleague wants to give control to another, there can be two, three or four sharing their presentations.
I would give this solution a perfect score if they could tweak some of the issues they have such as the messaging. Other than that, I think it's a great product. For now, I would rate this solution an eight out of 10.
I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
The one piece of advice I would is to be prepared regarding who else is going to use Hangouts outside of your organization. If you want people to be able to use a phone number, you have to pay for a whole different license with Google, your whole Google license has to be upgraded. Granted it has lots of other features. The dial-in feature to Hangouts is only accessible in the business class of G suite. If it's only your company that is going to use it, then you're great at the regular license level. But if you think you're going to have people who are required to dial in, then you need to be prepared to pay more. I would rate it an eight out of ten.
Most of the companies are going to Microsoft products but Google is easier to use. Google is a good product but it'll be better if they fix some videoconference issues. With Microsoft, you can integrate all of your devices. With Logitech and other companies, you can connect it directly through the cloud and you can use it directly, no need to go for another supplier. But with Google, you need to go with another supplier. I would rate it an eight out of ten. In the next release, I would like the ability to videoconference with a connectivity plugin.
Google Hangouts is wonderful in order to communicate with the rest of the world. I would rate Google Hangouts an eight out of ten. Not a ten because there's room for improvement. Sometimes there is disconnectivity.