Dimdim Challenges WebEx, Microsoft

28 thoughts on “Dimdim Challenges WebEx, Microsoft”

  1. That’s one of the dumbest names for a company that wants to compete with the likes of WebEx. Anyway, if this company really does threaten WebEx then we will all hear of it eventually. As for now, its time to go back and take my nap!

  2. Wow Eddie!

    You seem like a WebEx employee! Its ok if you like a competitor product and feel threatened. Its part of the business. Your comment just endorses your insecurities!

  3. 1) It’s an awful name.
    2) WebEx is pretty sweet and competition is always good.
    3) The headline should be “Dimdim Aims to Challenge WebEx, Microsoft” instead of challenges it because it’s a startup, not a newcomer with a good percentage of market share, you know?

  4. This is an already crowded space with two 800 pound gorillas and a third looming large.

    Smaller, faster, cheaper, easier, imho, won’t get it done. Something disruptive will have to come along to change this game. Presentation sharing, application sharing and whiteboarding have been around for several years and corporate accounts and corporate standards make this a tough banana to peel.

  5. Jerry,

    Haven’t you been part of a web meeting which got delayed and ultimately someone said, “Let’s just e-mail the slides and discuss them over the phone.”.

    That happens because legacy web meeting sofwtare is complicated and it can only be used by tech-savvy people, who are comfortable installing software.

    Think of Wang’s word processing software. Did it work? Sure. Was it for all? No. That’s where web meeting software is today.

    Warm regards,
    ddg

  6. FYI – Microsoft web meeting application is now named Office Live Meeting, and is no longer referred to as Placeware.

    Adobe already has Breeze, now named Adobe Acrobat Connect as their web-based meeting space.

    I work on Office Live Meeting, but I welcome the competition from Dimdim. Additional competitors only make the genre of applications stronger.

    In fact I am going to try out the application to see what I think.

  7. I noticed this company is run only by Indians with engineering jobs based in India. If they planning to sell against US based companies with US Sales teams at Citrix, Connect, WebEx, MSFT, etc.. they have no chance. US buyers will not buy from Indian sales reps, can’t wait to see this firm go down hard….

  8. That was STUPID Michael!! The way anything “Indian” invites racist commentaries from creeps like Junkey Mikey in this forum – seems to me paving the way for a downfall of US based IT industry just like Japanese automakers killed off the likes like GM.

  9. I came across Dimdim recently and used it in an international pitch to large Pharma co in the states. Despite non-belivers questioning our judgement we went ahead. Everyone was amazed especially given no downloads and free of charge.

    Can anyone tell me where i can invest in this company?

    Regards

    Richard

  10. How is didmdim different from Adobe Connect? It seems to even have a similar user interface. I don’t see any differentiators in the product/technology.

  11. Mav, thanks for the question: Dimdim is different than Adobe Connect in 3 major ways:

    1. We’re free for up to 20 people (Adobe lets you meet with only 2 other people for free) And if you want to buy Dimdim, we’re about 1/3 the cost of Adobe’s offerings.

    2. We’re open source. You can take our code and extend it. You can brand it with your own logo. You can access our hosted product via open APIs. Adobe does not of this.

    3. We’re much easier to use. We’re 100% browser based with no plug-in required to attend or host meetings. The only time you need to install anything is if you want to share your desktop. Sharing webcam, VoIP, PPT, etc doesn’t require a thing.

    Or vision is to enable the whole world to meet freely. Hope this helps!

  12. Whilst Webex has stronger enterprise features, DimDim is pretty cool too. A breeze to use and well worth trying. Who says you have to choose one or the other!

  13. We currently use another technology for providing voice conferencing to our clients, but I like DimDim´s value proposition, as it helps expand the market given its promised ease of use. I foresee the day when webconferencing will be as ubiquitous as e-mail is today.

  14. If you read all these comments it looks like everyone wants to make its one meeting-software. Even when there is already a lot of nice software out there – it’s not just dimdim, I for example prefer spreed.com. There you can see what nice software looks like.

  15. Can anyone say “godaddy”? There a dumb name for you… They’ll never get anywhere. Or will they? 🙂

    If dimdim can move away from the exe install for desktop sharing AND keep an open version available to the motivated admins, they’ll have a killer app to market. Our PCs are locked down and the admins who package software for deployment to the desktop are not exactly offering to push this out for us…

  16. i have used DimDim several times and its saved me many a plane ride. works well, needs no downloads, and priced reasonably. hope they are bought/funded well and left alone to develop the heck out of this service. nice job fellas.

  17. That’s interesting. But these days, people are not just buying products based on the brand name alone. Many of them are looking for more economical and reliable solutions too. For instance, GoMeetNow (http://www.gomeetnow.com) costs just $12.95 per month but provides free audio conferencing along with video casting and screen sharing that provides great value for money.

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