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					            Software Evaluated
Adobe Acrobat Connect

Adobe Connect

Aspen Conferencing



Author Stream


Centra
Collabrix
Confabb



Convenos Meeting Center

Convoq ASAP Pro 2.0

Demofuse


DIMDIM

Genesys Meeting Center

Goboggie

GoToMeeting
GotToMeeting
IBM Lotus Sametime
Instant Conference
Macromedia Breeze
Microsoft Office Live Meeting
Netspoke
Pixion PictureTalk

PPTExchange
PreZenti
Raindance Meeting Edition

Screencase-oMatic

Slide Aware



Slide Burner
SlideShare
Spresent

TalkPoint
Thumbstacks
Unknown Company
Viewbook

Virtual Conference Online
Vyew
Webex
WebHuddle
Yugma
Zentation
                       Website Links / Comments


http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobatconnectpro/webconferencing/?sdid=CU
NPU




authorSTREAM - Share your PowerPoint presentation online, and discover
presentations that others have created.




Confabb is a huge online database of conferences all over the world that allows
you to search, track, discuss and review any conference, speaker or session.




Demofuse - Create website tours online, with seamless integration into your site.


http://www.dimdim.com/products/what_is_dimdim.html



Gaboogie - A conference call platform that calls you and your attendees so no
one is late again.
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/?Portal=gotomeeting.com


http://www.instantconference.com




PPTExchange - A marketplace where all of your PowerPoint presentations can
be shared, exchanged and sold.
PreZentit - Create presentations online and then share and show them.


Screencast-o-Matic - Create a video recording of your screen and host it for free
(great for website or software demonstrations).
Slide Aware - PowerPoint presentation lifecycle management.



SlideBurner - Online slideshow sharing.
SlideShare - Publish your slideshows for the world to see, and find &
download other people's slideshows that are of interest to you.
Spresent - Free alternative to PowerPoint that's web-based and built with Flash.

http://www.talkpointcommunications.com/
Thumbstacks.com! - Make and share presentations online.
http://www-306.ibm.com/software/lotus/sametime/
Viewbook - Online platform for hosting slideshows, presentations, photo albums
and portfolios.
http://www.virtualconferenceonline.com/
http://vyew.com/site/product/


http://www.yugma.com/
Zentation - Upload your presentation videos as well as the accompanying
PowerPoint presentations.
Use Case Senerios


Bob Suggested Use Case Scenarios
1) Mid Level video editing studio needs to share movies that they've worked on.
Quality of video needs to be at production quality, audience feedback is important.
Face to face is not important.
2) A HR representative needs to give a demonstration on sexual harassment in the workplace.
 Audience feedback is not necessary, a slide show will be given, Q&A will be expected.
3) A software developer needs to demonstrate how to use a new tool that he's created.
  His voice and his computer screen are the most important assets here.
4) A school in Japan is looking for an American English as a Second Language teacher.
It is too expensive to fly in potential candidates to interview, and phone interviews are less ideal.
They Want to do a face to face interview with each candidate.
Face to face video conferencing is most important here, secondly voice.
Nothing else matters.
5) A small team that work in disparate locations need to do a daily status meeting.
Their meeting notes are emailed and printed.
All they need is to see the meeting notes and have a conversation.


Mandy Suggested Use Case Scenarios
1. Small National Franchise Company with 6 individually owned and operated branches and one head office in Omaha
effectively. Currently, they each submit weekly reports on formatted spreadsheets on a weekly basis to the home offic
US mail. There is a 60 day waiting period before each knows how they compare to one another. In addition to the sha
have to pay the cost of plane tickets in order to meet with each other or attend workshops at the home office. There is
to be successful. The home office is concerned at the lack of shared knowledge and reluctance to attend beneficial m

2. An International Printer with 3500 employees is implementing a new HR issue tracking software. They have 74 corp
managers how to use the software. The cost of flying all the HR staff to joined locations far exceeds the budget for th
than was originally planned. The training has been compiled into a powerpoint presentation as well as a web-based d
office to answer user questions and assist each branch's tech support staff with installation and troubleshooting. No
still relying on paper trails to track issues. How can they cut the cost incurred by travel to the "training sessions" in o
developement?
3. A small company with a plant watering system would like to spare themselves the cost of selling/demo their produc
clients are typically in retail, but occasionally they work with landscape architects and landscapers. In addition to inte
have free web-based e-learning sessions for their customers. They are looking at teleconferencing tools and online p
facilitator. Which is best for them?



Tiera Suggested Use Case Senerios

1. A IT/Help Desk department needs a conferencing and collaboration tool to respond quickly to customer demands an
used to remotely view customer screens while attempting to trouble shoot issues.
2. A recruiting firm needs videoconferencing to enhance their internal recruiting efforts. Videoconferencing is particul
converting these first-interviews into “virtual” interviews, the company can limit travel investments to those candidate
3. A product development team split over two sites has initiated a 24-month development cycle. To expedite product d
management decided to invest in two videoconferencing systems. These tool can help speed the development and pr
development cycles and allow for processes to begin sooner.




Yashinna Suggested Use Case Senerios

1. Avoid disruption to business operations during six-month transition to ownership by KMT and enable ongoing colla
2. The Academy of Art University prepares aspiring artists and designers for professional careers by delivering underg
programs. The university's online programs are fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (
40 countries, about half of them taking one or more classes online, the university is the largest private school of art an
solution to enable faculty and administrators to easily engage students in two-way, rich media experiences without re
The solution needed to be cost-effective (to keep tuition and operating costs low), cross-platform compatible, easy fo
demands of students from around the globe. Equally important, it has to provide a sense of branding and community




Eric Suggested Use Case Senerios
FirstClass JUDICOM groupware: Government sector: Canadian Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affair

FirstClass is a division of Open Text™ Corporation, “the leading independent provider of Enterprise Content Managem
processes, and information in global organizations”

Challenges:
Many government organizations are still struggling to effectively deploy basic groupware solutions let alone advance
by those governments “include the large size of many government organizations, limited budgets and ITresources, an
solutions, etc….”

Solution:

FirstClass JUDICOM groupware provides:”

a) a proven, highly scalable communication and collaboration platform that is specifically designed to provide large o
communication and collaboration features in a highly integrated offering;

b) feature-rich email, calendaring, contact management, online forums, file sharing, and instant messaging capabilitie

c) Online Collaborative Spaces:
Team workspaces and organization-wide shared spaces that enable the creation of powerful online communities that
and problem-solving.

d) Integrated Voice and Fax:
Voice and fax messages are delivered to a user’s mailbox where they can be opened, forwarded, and filed like any em

e) Archiving:
A tightly integrated archiving service provides for group-based, policy driven records management.

f) Access the groupware System “Anytime, Anywhere “:
Evaluation by Canadian judges:

“FirstClass JUDICOM groupware has been in use in the Government sector by the Canadian Office of the Commission
provide an innovative communication and collaboration environment for over 2,000 federally appointed judges and ot

Judges recognize JUDICOM as an important resource that enables them to easily communicate and exchange informa
excerpts from their quotes :

Selected quotes from judges who use JUDICOM are as follows:

“ The powerful conferencing features of FirstClass provide the foundation for a wide range of shared online knowledg

“…I like being able to quickly access Superior Court Judges across the country whether it is for educational informati
me in that way. It is a quick, easy way to access many Judges all across Canada .”

“JUDICOM gives me an opportunity to instantly communicate with a broad community of Canadian judges to discuss
listserv provides this function…”

“I can access my FirstClass account on JUDICOM from work, home and my farm without any difficulties or delays---it

“I use JUDICOM e-mail to contact all the judges on my court simultaneously, to discuss any matter of mutual interest.
communication is efficient, easy and private.”

Conclusion:
In summary, several outstanding features make clearly FirstClass JUDICOM a groupware of quality suitable to meet th
Judicial sector, and , probably, the needs of several judicial sectors in various countries around the world::
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worked on.
is important.

ssment in the workplace.
 will be expected.
 that he's created.
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 Language teacher.
ne interviews are less ideal.

ce.

tus meeting.




 perated branches and one head office in Omaha is looking to share revenue on a weekly basis more
spreadsheets on a weekly basis to the home office which consolidates and re-issues final findings via
y compare to one another. In addition to the sharing of this data, current owners complain that they
or attend workshops at the home office. There is a need for more collaboration in order for each owner
knowledge and reluctance to attend beneficial meetings and training

w HR issue tracking software. They have 74 corporate offices and need to train 310 HR employees and
 to joined locations far exceeds the budget for the project, which ended up costing 30% more to create
owerpoint presentation as well as a web-based demo. They have a help desk ready at the New York
 t staff with installation and troubleshooting. Not every branch has tech-savvy HR staff and some are
 incurred by travel to the "training sessions" in order to offset the extra cost of the software

 hemselves the cost of selling/demo their product in-person to vendors accross the country. Their
pe architects and landscapers. In addition to interactively demo-ing their product, they would like to
re looking at teleconferencing tools and online presentation tools for up to 20 participants and one




 tool to respond quickly to customer demands and solve customer support issues. The tool would be
shoot issues.
 recruiting efforts. Videoconferencing is particularly efficient for initial screening interviews. By
 y can limit travel investments to those candidates worthly of serious consideration.
month development cycle. To expedite product development and foster collaboration, senior
ese tool can help speed the development and product launch process. In addition this will reduce




n to ownership by KMT and enable ongoing collaboration between U.S. and German offices.
ers for professional careers by delivering undergraduate and professional degree and certificate
e Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). With approximately 11,000 students from over
e university is the largest private school of art and design in the United States. The school need a a
ts in two-way, rich media experiences without requiring additional downloads or proprietary plug-ins.
g costs low), cross-platform compatible, easy for students and faculty to use, and scalable to meet the
 to provide a sense of branding and community to better engage off-campus students in campus life




e of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs

pendent provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions that bring together people,




oy basic groupware solutions let alone advanced collaboration platforms. Some of the challenges faced
ganizations, limited budgets and ITresources, and the high cost of large-scale business groupware




m that is specifically designed to provide large organizations with a broad suite of groupware,
ing;

s, file sharing, and instant messaging capabilities;


he creation of powerful online communities that promote a team-based approach to communication




can be opened, forwarded, and filed like any email message.


y driven records management.
sector by the Canadian Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs for over ten years to
 for over 2,000 federally appointed judges and other members of the judiciary across the country.

em to easily communicate and exchange information with each other nation-wide. The following are




ation for a wide range of shared online knowledge bases for all users on JUDICOM…”

he country whether it is for educational information or personal. It is a valuable communication tool for
 ss Canada .”

broad community of Canadian judges to discuss a variety of issues. No other program, network or


nd my farm without any difficulties or delays---it is by far the best email provider for my needs.”

eously, to discuss any matter of mutual interest. Since we are all using JUDICOM all day, every day,




DICOM a groupware of quality suitable to meet the groupware needs in the Canadian government
n various countries around the world::
Importance   Score
               5
Bob Suggested Use Case Scenarios
1) The Academy of Art University prepares aspiring artists and designers for professional careers by
delivering undergraduate and professional degree and certificate programs. The university's online
programs are fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). With
approximately 11,000 students from over 40 countries, about half of them taking one or more classes
online, the university is the largest private school of art and design in the United States. The school
need a solution to enable faculty and administrators to easily engage students in two-way, rich media
experiences without requiring additional downloads or proprietary plug-ins. The solution needed to be
cost-effective (to keep tuition and operating costs low), cross-platform compatible, easy for students
and faculty to use, and scalable to meet the demands of students from around the globe. Equally
important, it has to provide a sense of branding and community to better engage off-campus students
in campus life
2) An International Printer with 3500 employees is implementing a new HR issue tracking software.
They have 74 corporate offices and need to train 310 HR employees and managers how to use the
software. The cost of flying all the HR staff to joined locations far exceeds the budget for the project,
which ended up costing 30% more to create than was originally planned. The training has been
compiled into a PowerPoint presentation as well as a web-based demo. They have a help desk ready
at the New York office to answer user questions and assist each branch's tech support staff with
installation and troubleshooting. Not every branch has tech-savvy HR staff and some are still relying
on paper trails to track issues. How can they cut the cost incurred by travel to the "training sessions"
in order to offset the extra cost of the software development?

3) A recruiting firm needs videoconferencing to enhance their internal recruiting efforts.
Videoconferencing is particularly efficient for initial screening interviews. By converting these first-
interviews into "virtual" interviews, the company can limit travel investments to those candidates
worthly of serious consideration.

4) A software developer needs to demonstrate how to use a new tool that he's created. His voice
and his computer screen are the most important assets here.

5) Use case for our group, to be written
Presenter




Yashinna




Mandy




Eric


Tiera
Bob
                                          1= Lowest and 5= Highest)

       1. GoToMeeting                                    Weighted average
                              Weighting      Score
       Supplier Criteria                                      score
Screen Sharing                     45%            3.00                 1.35
Reliability & Speed                15%            3.00                 0.45
Cross Platform Flexibility         15%            3.00                 0.45
Voice Transmission                 10%                                 0.00
Price/Contract                     20%            4.00                 0.80
Chat Feature                        5%            2.00                 0.10
Host/Participant Login              5%            5.00                 0.25
# of Participants supported         5%            5.00                 0.25
Other                               0%                                 0.00
  Total                           120%                                3.65
                                        Supplier Criteria Weighted Ratings


                      Other    0.00


# of Participants supported                    0.25


    Host/Participant Login                     0.25


              Chat Feature            0.10


             Price/Contract                                                   0.80


       Voice Transmission      0.00


  Cross Platform Flexibility                                 0.45


        Reliability & Speed                                  0.45


           Screen Sharing                                                                          1.35


                           0.00         0.20          0.40          0.60   0.80      1.00   1.20   1.40   1.60
2) An International Printer with 3500 employees is implementing a new HR issue tracking software. The
and need to train 310 HR employees and managers how to use the software. The cost of flight and acco
to joined locations for training far exceeds the budget for the project, which ended up costing 30% more
originally planned. The training has been compiled into a PowerPoint presentation as well as a web-bas
help desk ready at the New York office to answer user questions and assist each branch's tech support
troubleshooting. Not every branch has tech-savvy HR staff and some are still relying on paper trails to t
cut the cost incurred by travel to the "training sessions" in order to offset the extra cost of the software


                                                        Weighted
  Use Case Scenario # 2          Weighting   Score      average
                                                         score
Screen Sharing                         30%
Reliability & Speed                    20%
Cross Platform Flexibility              0%
Voice Transmission                     20%
Price/Contract                          5%
Chat Feature                            5%
Host/Participant Login                  5%
# of Participants supported            10%
Security                                5%
  Total                               100%


                                                        Weighted
      1. GoToMeeting
                                 Weighting   Score      average
          Criteria
                                                         score
Screen Sharing                         30%       4.00         1.20
Reliability & Speed                    15%       4.00         0.60
Multiple Presenter Flexibility          5%       4.00         0.20
Voice Transmission                     20%       4.00         0.80
Price/Contract                          5%       3.00         0.15
Chat Feature                            5%       5.00         0.25
Host/Participant Login                  5%       4.00         0.20
# of Participants supported            10%       2.00         0.20
Security                                5%       4.00         0.20
  Total                               100%                   3.80

                                                        Weighted
3. Wimba             Criteria    Weighting   Score      average
                                                         score
Screen Sharing                         30%       4.00         1.20
Reliability & Speed                    15%       3.00         0.45
Multiple Presenter Flexibility          5%       3.00         0.15
Voice Transmission                     20%       1.00         0.20
Price/Contract                          5%       4.00         0.20
Chat Feature                            5%       4.00         0.20
Host/Participant Login                  5%       4.00         0.20
# of Participants supported            10%       2.00         0.20
Security                                5%       4.00         0.20
  Total                               100%                   3.00
nting a new HR issue tracking software. They have 74 corporate offices
use the software. The cost of flight and accomodations all the HR staff
he project, which ended up costing 30% more to create than was
 owerPoint presentation as well as a web-based demo. They have a
 tions and assist each branch's tech support staff with installation and
 and some are still relying on paper trails to track issues. How can they
 order to offset the extra cost of the software development?




                                                                   Weighted
                     2. WebEx
                                            Weighting   Score      average
                      Criteria
                                                                    score
           Screen Sharing                         30%       5.00         1.50
           Reliability & Speed                    15%       4.00         0.60
           Multiple Presenter Flexibility          5%       5.00         0.25
           Voice Transmission                     20%       5.00         1.00
           Price/Contract                          5%       3.00         0.15
           Chat Feature                            5%       5.00         0.25
           Host/Participant Login                  5%       4.00         0.20
           # of Participants supported            10%       4.00         0.40
           Security                                5%       4.00         0.20
             Total                               100%                   4.55

                                                                   Weighted
                    4. DimDim
                                            Weighting   Score      average
                      Criteria
                                                                    score
           Screen Sharing                         30%       5.00         1.50
           Reliability & Speed                    15%       3.00         0.45
           Multiple Presenter Flexibility          5%       3.00         0.15
           Voice Transmission                     20%       4.00         0.80
           Price/Contract                          5%       5.00         0.25
           Chat Feature                            5%       4.00         0.20
           Host/Participant Login                  5%       2.00         0.10
           # of Participants supported            10%       5.00         0.50
           Security                                5%       2.00         0.10
             Total                               100%                   4.05
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