It’s always exciting to get a new smartphone, especially now days when there is so much innovation built into these new form factors. And, like most of you, the first thing I do is play around with the smartphone and browse through the apps that are on the phone. These preloaded apps such as email, contacts, and notes, are must have apps that help the mobile users to be connected and productive, personally and professionally wherever they are.
By Carl Wiese, Vice President of Global Collaboration Sales at Cisco
Is Collaboration worth it? Research says, yes. The key moving forward will be for companies to measure their return from Collaboration across three distinct areas:
1) Operational ROI (reducing/avoiding costs): Over a three-year period, Salire Partners conducted hundreds of ROI analyses for companies of different sizes and industries around the globe. Recent analysis of their in-depth work finds that nearly 80% of companies see positive operational savings with Collaboration—in areas like moves/adds/changes, local and long distance phone service, and audio conferencing. And the results apply to companies large and small: Those with between 1,000 and 25,000 employees posted ROI of more than 170%.
Cisco WebEx Meeting Center for the iPhone has won the CODiE Award for “Best Mobile Experience” category. I’m particularly proud of this award, because the sponsor of the award, the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), really took the time to evaluate our application by trying it out first hand. As cool as I think our WebEx mobile apps are, these collaboration apps need to add value to mobile users. And we all know that applications on mobile devices need to be simple and easy to use, and appropriate to the real estate of the device.
The CODiE award for the Best Mobile Experience tells me the independent judges agree this application has been developed with mobile users in mind.