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Working Together with Cisco WebEx Meeting Center

November 23, 2010
at 12:44 pm PST

What if you went into your office and all of the meeting rooms were empty? Yet when you looked around, you could see work being done, ideas being shared, and deadlines being met.

More and more at Cisco, this is how a normal workday looks for many of our employees. Through the capabilities of Cisco WebEx Meeting Center, Cisco employees now work together virtually more often.

We use WebEx Meeting Center in several ways. Work teams that have members located around the world use it for audio or video conferences, or for online collaboration sessions, where they share presentations, documents, and desktop applications. Because it is easy to start a WebEx session, I can collaborate with my team at any moment.

We also use WebEx Event Center to hold large, virtual meetings, such as our annual global sales conference that involved 19,000 participants worldwide. And because users can access the WebEx Meeting Center service over the Internet, we have gained a simple, cost-effective way to communicate for business continuity during a pandemic, a natural disaster, or other situation when employees can’t go to work in a Cisco office.

WebEx Meeting Center is deployed as a hosted service on the WebEx collaboration cloud. This means we no longer need to maintain the network infrastructure for online collaboration, we don’t have to worry about supporting peak traffic loads, and users can access new features as soon as they are available.

Usage levels have exploded as WebEx Meeting Center has proven to be very popular among Cisco employees. That popularity is producing great value for our business, especially for cutting our travel budget in half. But it may make Cisco’s meeting rooms very lonely places to be.

For a closer look at how we use WebEx at Cisco, take a look at our interactive collaboration experience here.

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  1. I know that virtual meetings have changed the way my company does business! We used to waste a tremendous amount of time gathering for meetings, and now we are able to actually work at our desks while attending! It sounds silly, but it honestly has added so much more time to everyone’s day. We have actually been able to use a very large former meeting room as a break room! Score!

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