Monday, October 10, 2005

WebEx Launches WebOffice Service

WebEx Communications launched two new business collaboration offerings designed for small businesses and individuals.

  • WebEx WebOffice Workgroup -- Designed to meet the collaboration and web meeting needs of small businesses with five or more users, WebOffice Workgroup provides a complete collaboration suite including a document manager, group calendar, database manager, task manager and several other collaborative business tools. WebOffice Workgroup pricing starts at $59.95 for five users. Users can add web meetings for an additional $49.95 per month per host.

  • WebEx WebOffice Personal -- Tailored to the requirements of the individual professional, WebOffice Personal provides users with real-time web meetings, document manager, task manager, online calendar, and contact manager. WebOffice Personal is offered at $49.95 per month.

The company said these two new products are the first in a planned series of WebEx WebOffice offerings designed to meet the requirements of customers ranging from large enterprises to individual users.

WebEx also launched MeetMeNow, a web meeting service designed specifically for the individual professional and priced at $49 per month. MeetMeNow allows users to conduct unlimited instant meetings with up to 10 attendees. With MeetMeNow, the user can

  • Share the entire desktop in real-time, complete with rich annotation

  • Launch meetings directly from the Windows system tray, Outlook,
    Yahoo!, MSN Messenger, or AIM

  • Access all of the features necessary to host effective online meetings from an always-available meeting control panel

  • Invite attendees to join a conference call

  • Pass control of documents or applications to any attendee in real-time

WebEx delivers all its solutions over the WebEx MediaTone Network, a global network specifically designed for the delivery of on-demand applications. The WebEx MediaTone Network uses a distributed architecture and a patented, high-speed data switching technology to provide superior performance, enterprise-grade security and unmatched reliability.

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