No, it’s not the Olympics! But there is a contest going on in Barcelona where all things mobile are being showcased at GSMA Mobile World Congress. We’ve submitted Cisco WebEx Meeting Center for the iPhone in the category of “Best Mobile Enterprise Product or Service”, and it is a finalist.
The GSMA Global Mobile Awards will be presented within the conference for the first time in its 15-year history to allow more attendees the opportunity to cheer on their favorite nominees. This brand new event will be hosted by writer, actor and self-confessed technophile, Stephen Fry. The awards ceremony is Tuesday, February 16, at 3:45pm local time.
I’m hoping to bring home the gold for Cisco.
Cisco WebEx Meeting Center on the iPhone really brings together the power of mobility and the power of collaboration. Today’s mobile networks and devices allow just about any application to be experienced. Simultaneous voice and web, great new display capabilities and lots of applications are a powerful combination. And since Cisco WebEx Meeting Center is all about sharing ideas and plans, why should anyone be excluded because they aren’t sitting somewhere with a computer and a phone?
The application was first launched in January 2009 with updates released in April and November of 2009. The application is available worldwide and has been downloaded in more than 70 countries. Cisco WebEx Meeting Center works wherever iPhones are supported and 3G / WiFi networks are available and is localized in nine languages: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese and Korean.
Think about it – the Cisco WebEx meetings iPhone application, which is available for free download from the AppStore, allows users to simply click to join and actively collaborate in CiscoWebEx meetings. Using Cisco WebEx Meeting Center application on the iPhone, people can view what’s being shared, see the meeting participant list, see the active speaker and chat with other meeting participants.
It’s amazing. And when I next post to this blog, I hope it’s with the Gold Medal (or Best in Show) in hand.
by Alex Hadden Boyd, director of marketing, Cisco Collaboration Software Group