Over the last few years, changes in computing, mobility, video and cloud have transformed the collaboration market profoundly and permanently. By listening to our customers and constantly innovating and improving on our market-leading Unified Communications platform, Cisco has been able to keep pace with these drastic market shifts. Our customers and the industry are recognizing these efforts, and as a result, I am pleased to announce that Cisco has been positioned as a Leader in Gartner’s recently released 2013 Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications and received an ‘Excellent’ rating, the highest rating given in the 2013 Critical Capabilities for Unified Communications report.
Choosing the right UC solution for your business is about more than responding to the latest trends in cloud, mobility or software applications. One of the most basic criteria customers use when choosing their UC vendor is around how the UC solution fits into their current environment. We’ve learned that there is no “one size fits all” approach for our customers.
Over the years, our ability to lead the collaboration market are a result of the depth and breadth of our portfolio, our commitment to interoperability, and our ability to offer a customized collaboration solution to fit any user, anywhere on any device.
We believe our evaluation in the Critical Capabilities for Unified Communications report reflects the variety of options we offer customers to tailor their UC solution to their specific needs. As you can read in the report here, Cisco scored highest overall across all the different use cases. So whether you’re a customer expanding your current voice-only infrastructure or deploying software applications across your business, we have you covered. And if you value interoperability and the ability to have a “hybrid” solution across multiple vendors, Cisco has you covered too.
And these same customers can feel confident that they have a long time partner in Cisco. In the newly released Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications, Gartner also recognized Cisco on its Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute. Cisco is positioned highest in Ability to Execute and ‘Completeness of Vision’ among all vendors within the Leaders quadrant.
Cisco has built our collaboration solutions to evolve at your company’s pace while serving the needs of every end user, whether they are in the office, remote or mobile. When your company is ready, you can deploy newer unified communications capabilities like IM/presence, video, support for BYOD with simple user experiences, and flexible deployment options with both cloud and on-premise solutions.
For the last 14 years, Cisco has been innovating and disrupting the UC market. We have helped our customers to solve some of their most important technology and business challenges. We have learned a great deal about what it takes to make our customers successful, and how to deliver durable business value. Think about where you are in your UC journey. In the end, wherever you are, Cisco has you covered.
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