For customers who may not be ready to make a large investment in telepresence, the Cisco TelePresence MCU 5300 Series offers the ideal solution. It allows customers to buy a single unit, giving them a low entry price and grow as they need by adding a second unit via a stacking cable.
At InfoComm 2012, I discussed the MCU 5300 Series’ unique flexibility. Check out the video! Read More »
Tags: Cisco TelePresence, collaboration, InfoComm 2012, MCU 5300
Collaboration is in vogue! Companies across multiple industries are implementing a variety of process changes, systems, and tools to improve collaboration among their employees.
While these companies recognize the potential of collaboration, most have captured and quantified benefits only in relatively mundane areas such as reduced travel costs and time-related savings. Read More »
Tags: Cisco, collaboration, IBSG, knowledge work, lean techniques, productivity, visual workplace
As I shared in my previous blog regarding the announcement of Cisco Unified Communications (UC) 9.0, flexibility is a key focus of that new release. Based on what we’re hearing from our customers, we are providing solutions that accommodate different business needs and user requirements. It’s all about empowering you to work the way you want to work, the way you need to work.
What are the new drivers? To start, with Cisco UC 9.0 we introduce a flexible licensing model and tools where you can purchase and manage licenses. We address the common user types of desk-less, desk-bound, hybrid, and mobile. My colleague, John Marshall, recently blogged about Cisco’s user-centric licensing strategy – please take a look for more details.
Around the growing trend of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), this release not only supports Read More »
Tags: Bring your Own Device (BYOD), Cisco Jabber, Cisco Jabber for iPad, collaboration, licensing, unified communications
“You’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So… get on your way!”
― Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
With the increasingly global nature of business, along with advancements in technology, employees are continually pushing the envelope in regard to how and where they work. Workers can connect and collaborate from anywhere such as their local coffee shop, on an airplane 35,000 feet in the air, to the mid-mountain cafeteria, after a morning of ski lifts and hand warmers.
According to a Cisco IBSG study released a few weeks ago, 84% of companies support Read More »
Tags: byod, Cisco Jabber, Cisco Jabber for iPad, collaboration
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 interoperability to enable these critical collaboration experiences.
Many of you are familiar with email-style calling, aka URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) dialing, available if you use our current Cisco TelePresence endpoints. With Cisco UC 9.0, you can now use URI dialing beyond video endpoints. Choose whatever you prefer—an email address or phone number—to Read More »
Tags: bridging systems, collaboration, interoperability, IP Phones, TelePresence, unified communications, video