Web conferencing shootout: WebEx vs. GoToMeeting vs. MyTrueCloud

See how these Web conferencing services compare

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How to choose?

If you have plenty of time to evaluate Web conferencing software, your best bet is to try out all three options for yourself. WebEx offers a free 14-day trial of its 25-user edition, GoToMeeting offers a free 30-day trial, Podio Lite is completely free, and MyTrueCloud offers 30-day free trials for all its products.

If you'd like a shortcut to a solution, however, the answers to a few key questions will help point the way. Do you consider Web meetings isolated events, or are they part of a continuing process? For isolated events, GoToMeeting might be the first product to evaluate, as it is about the easiest of the products for new attendees. But if Web conferencing will be part of a continuing workflow, then WebEx or MyTrueCloud will likely make you happier, as they have additional capabilities such as file storage tied to the meeting.

Are your remote interactions organized around projects? If so, Podio might be the first product you evaluate. Do you often need to play videos during Web meetings? Then WebEx should be first in line, as it can stream videos from the server instead of from the presenter's computer.

If you have users on Linux, then WebEx and MyTrueCloud might be the best options for you. If integration with Microsoft Office is high on your list or priorities, WebEx could be the place to start. Finally, if cost is your primary concern, MyTrueCloud should be the first product you evaluate, especially if you have many participants who want to call toll-free from a landline.

Web conferencing scorecard

Features (25%) AV quality (25%) Ease of use (20%) Admin (10%) Interoperability (10%) Value (10%) Overall Score
Cisco WebEx Meetings 9 9 9 8 9 8 8.8
Citrix GoToMeeting 8 9 9 9 8 8 8.6
MyTrueCloud My Web Conferences 9 9 7 7 8 9 8.3
Source: InfoWorld Test Center ratings

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