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Cisco Unified Communications 9.0 – Bridging Systems to Connect Collaboration Experiences

Interoperability. This is a broadly used term in the industry, and at Cisco, we often talk about it in the technical context of the IT stack. However, let’s take a step back and focus on what we want to achieve through interoperability—connecting the right collaboration experiences to the right devices and users. With Cisco Unified Communications (UC) 9.0 we deliver a series of enhancements that bridge systems, resulting in increased…


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Interoperability + Collaboration = The Key to Any or All

…resence systems, our immersive, and even third-party standards-based video endpoints.  Let’s be clear: It is not about choosing one or the other, it is about using any or all. The great news is that at Cisco, standards-based interoperability is key and we make the pieces all work together—whether they were made by Cisco or not.  Architecture matters. Another point I’d like to make, is that I don’t believe in “one-size-fits all” or that any one…


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Making interoperability work in unified communications and collaboration

…sting collaboration environments while providing a consistent and compelling user experience. This is what customers want. What the industry needs to do: A critical part of the answer is for vendors to share a commitment to  interoperability, and to understand and acknowledge how critical interoperability is to customers and the industry. Vendors express commitment by: facilitating great customer experiences across systems disclosing interface…


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Cloud Computing Standards Update: ITU-T

…an quadrupling in size between 2010 and 2015 to become an industry worth approximately $120 billion. However, concerns with the portability – freedom to transfer data between the clouds of different providers – and the interoperability of cloud solutions has led to calls for standardization to fuel further industry growth . Jamil Chawki of France Telecom Orange was appointed Chair of the new Cloud Computing Working Party, which will take…


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Video to Video Communication is the Future

…with its Lync Enterprise Communications Platform could lock-in businesses who want to reach Skype’s 700 million account holders to a Microsoft-only platform. At the heart of this opportunity is a question about the model for interoperability. One approach allows each vendor to decide how they will interoperate. Another approach aligns the industry around open standards defined by non-partisan governing bodies. The answer will be critical to…


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