A cloud based collaboration suite, Cisco Webex Events was the result of merging Cisco’s WebEx web conferencing platform and Cisco Spark team collaboration app. The platform allows users to join via desktop, Android iPhone and iPad, although you’ll need an app if you’re not on a desktop. Management of events is easy from start to finish. Invitations can be sent directly and payments accepted via credit card or PayPal. During events, private rooms are made available to presenters and panelists to practice, users can chat publicly or privately and speakers can share a variety of materials. Follow-up features include ability to marketing URLs, post surveys and use lead-source tracking. Plans are priced monthly range from free to enterprise and unique to Webex is that you have the ability for the meeting to call you, rather than having to dial in. One thing users say is a downfall, there can be lagging if you don’t have a strong internet connection.
Best Feature: Language translation and easy audio call-ins
Primary Category: Conference
Secondary Category: Webinar