Adobe Connect and Cisco WebEx Ranked as Champions in Web Conferencing Vendor Landscape

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Info-Tech Research Group Web Conferencing Vendor Landscape ranked Adobe Connect and Cisco WebEx as market “Champions” with Citrix GoToMeeting trailing behind due to lack of video

Citrix was testing video conferencing at the time of our evaluation and has plans for a release by the end of July, but their competitors are way ahead of them and have had these features available for some time now.

A recent Web Conferencing Vendor Landscape report published by Info-Tech Research Group and titled, “Select a Web Conferencing Vendor,” ranked Adobe Connect and Cisco WebEx as “Champions” in the Web Conferencing market. The second largest player in the market, Citrix GoToMeeting, fell behind in the rankings and was listed as an “Emerging Player” due largely to the lack of commercially available embedded video which their competitors provide.

According Info-Tech, Citrix GoToMeeting provides users with core web conferencing features that are executed very well. They have an impressive roadmap, but currently lack some of the advanced video features many organizations are looking for.

“The Web Conferencing market has matured and video has already become a commodity within it,” said Tim Hickernell, Associate Lead Research Analyst for Info-Tech Research Group. “Citrix was testing video conferencing at the time of our evaluation and has plans for a release by the end of July, but their competitors are way ahead of them and have had these features available for some time now.”

In addition to achieving a “Champion” ranking, Adobe Connect also received the “Best Overall Value Award.” With a reasonable price point, and best of breed features and architecture, Info-Tech Research Group recommends Adobe Connect for virtually all Web Conferencing scenarios, remote and technical support aside.

At only 7 points behind Adobe in the report’s value scale and a close second in the product index, Cisco WebEx boasts comprehensive advanced features, a strong solution for delivering webinars and offers branding services. Cisco WebEx received the highest vendor scores in the Landscape and ranked as a Champion in the market.

For the full list of Info-Tech Research Group’s recommendations for selecting a DLP vendor visit: http://www.infotech.com/research/ss/it-select-a-web-conferencing-vendor.

Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscape reports recognize outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace. Assessing vendors by the strength of their offering and their strategy for the enterprise, Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscapes pay tribute to the contribution of exceptional vendors in a particular category.

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With a paid membership of over 8,000 organizations worldwide, Info-Tech Research Group (http://www.infotech.com) is the global leader in providing tactical, practical Information Technology research and analysis. Info-Tech Research Group has a thirteen-year history of delivering quality research and is North America's fastest growing full-service IT analyst firm.

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