Hosted based Web Conferencing issues

November 2nd, 2012 by admin Leave a reply »

Hosted
based Web conferencing issues:

 

 

THE PAY FOREVER
MODEL:

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Hosted subscription based services means
recurring fees and $$$$ – you never stop paying and you never own it.

 

 

BRANDING SOMEONE ELSE ? GEE THANKS !

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Hosted subscription based services often means
that you cannot brand the service to your company. Why advertise someone else’s
services?

 

 

LIMITED
ATTENDANCE AND FRUSTRATIONS = HIGHER IT COSTS AND INCREASED COMPLEXITY

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Hosted subscription based services require a
download to your PC. Corporate firewall or group policies often block downloads
to desktops = attendee may not join meeting

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If you are not administrator of your own PC
(which is often the case in many companies), you will not be able to download
and run external programs/apps as required by hosted forever pay subscription
based services

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Operating system or device compatibility issues
(Windows 7 Mobile? Windows 8 Mobile? Latest Android OS i.e. Jelly Beans? iOS 6?
Windows 8? Apple MAC 10.7?) = attendee may not join meeting

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Antivirus product can be blocking the downloads
= attendee may not join meeting

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Incompatible browsers = attendee may not join
meeting

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User fear of accepting a download = attendee may
not join meeting

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All of the above problems can significantly
increase complexity, costs and increase IT work, or worse, having to lower your
security shield to enable hosted services to work (i.e. remove antivirus from
desktop or lower company Group Policy Object (GPO) security

 

 

NOT FLEXIBLE – NON BRANDABLE

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The inability to embed meetings into your own
corporate Web Sites

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The inability to make it compliant with LDAP and
Active Directory

 

 

Conclusion:

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Industry experts have stated that only a
fraction of the desktops can join a meeting. A meeting missing one key attendee
can be a failed meeting.

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Hosted solutions do not provide adequate access
security for many users since all is needed is a password and meeting ID –
which are usually distributed via unsecured email over the Web – a passing
person can see this or anyone who has access to your Exchange Calendar (often
shared between employees) – now can see and attend the entire meeting. All it
takes is 1 employee sharing your calendar or passing by to send that meeting info
to an external source, and the meeting session is now jeopardized

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