Online Meeting & Collaboration Tools - Commercial

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Online Meeting & Collaboration Tools - Commercial
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Team Organizations Cybersecurity and Privacy
Team Leaders Pamela Gupta
Damien Thwaites
City, State
Contributors Anna Lainfiesta


COVID19 has created a need for organizations and individuals to connect and collaborate remotely using conferencing tools.


Businesses and organizations need convenient, affordable, and secure online meeting and collaboration tools.


There are various widely-used online meeting and collaboration tools that are being offered for free for the next few months.


Cisco WebEx Meetings is available by signing up for a free WebEx personal account. The free WebEx Meetings plan offers meetings with 100 participants, HD video, screen sharing, and a personal room for use as long as needed. If you live in a country that is not eligible for free WebEx personal accounts, Enterprise Trials for Cisco WebEx are available. To find out more or to see which countries will have access to Cisco WebEx meetings, check out their help center.

Microsoft has made its Microsoft Teams messaging and collaboration solution free for everyone

Google's Hangouts Meet video conferencing solutions are available for free until September 1, 2020 and has unlocked various premium features such as meetings for up to 250 participants per call with live streaming for up to 100,000 viewers within a domain. Also available is the ability to record meetings and save them on Google Drive. To avail of Google Hangouts Meet, Google says users should visit their learning center page, or follow the instructions outlined in their message to G Suite admins.

Intermedia AnyMeeting is now available free of charge until December 31, 2020. From now until the end of 2020, Intermedia is offering free Intermedia AnyMeeting Pro video conferencing licenses for their customers and partners. They are also offering free webinar pro licenses for meetings with up to 200 people.

Remote desktop access free for up to 3 months for healthcare providers, K-12 schools, nonprofits & municipalities (no commitment)