The world of video conferencing has come a long way in recent years. Gone are the days where Skype stood alone as the only economical option for individuals and small businesses alike. For many, its heir apparent has been Zoom, which has seen itself embraced by small businesses and educators alike during the age of social distancing. However, the security of Zoom has always been suspect, and over the last week its reliability began to be called into question as well. Cisco’s Webex Meetings, however, suffers from neither of these faults, and, as such, has been embraced by security-conscious business-owners and even the United States government.
The basic features of Webex Meetings are exactly what you’d expect of a video conferencing system. Users can reliably initiate on-demand audio or video conferences from and to just about any device with an internet connection. Service outages or software issues are rarely impediments to users of Webex Meetings, as anyone with a web browser can easily join a meeting without needing to go through the hassle of downloading an app. Once users are connected, Webex Meetings also features a number of in-meeting settings that can be adjusted as the host sees fit. Hosts can set up the meeting format in a number of different ways, whether it be a simple group discussion or a solo presentation. If a host would like to record a meeting and distribute it to all the participants, they can do so with a simple push of the button. All of these features – and many, many more – are easy to bring to bear in Webex Meetings to ensure your meetings aren’t just secure, but that they’re effective as well.
But these simple in-meeting options all have their analogues in other conferencing systems. Webex Meetings goes beyond these kinds of simple options, however, and distinguishes itself with a set of advanced features that its competitors cannot emulate. First amongst these is the AI-powered Webex Assistant. Webex Assistant sits in on meetings and, with the help of a few intuitive voice commands, can be made to take notes on the meeting, record highlights, and even schedule and send out invites for follow up meetings. Furthermore, Webex Meetings also features best-in-class real-time transcription and closed captioning services, making it a perfectly suitable platform for meetings including those who are hearing-impaired. Finally, Webex Meetings even include powerful search functions which allow users to search for and review specific moments in the recording or transcript of past meetings, so that not a single word uttered gets lost.
Finally, organizations which prize integrated platforms will love Webex Meetings, as it integrates perfectly with Cisco’s enterprise productivity suite and communications platform, Webex Teams and Cisco’s cloud calling platform, Webex Calling. Organizations which value the reliability Webex meetings brings to the table will also want to check out these other options, as Cisco’s dedication to innovation and reliability bleeds through into these other offerings as well.
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