In my previous blog I talked about the transitions that are coming in the collaboration market. This drives the need for intelligent video collaboration – a consistent user experience across a portfolio of endpoints and platforms. Any-to-any connectivity is fundamental.
From a deployment perspective, there are two solutions in the market – on-prem and cloud services – balancing between flexibility and operational control.
An example of the successful reach of cloud solutions for collaboration is Cisco’s WebEx conferencing solution with more than 2.3 billion minutes of meetings per month. On the other side of the spectrum, operational continuity and security has driven major investments in on-premise solutions. For example, Cisco’s on-prem collaboration solutions are used by 95% of the Fortune 500s, and span every market sector.
Clearly, both on-prem and cloud are needed. The critical question is how do these worlds connect without any burden on the users. The breakthrough for providing flexibility is to connect these two worlds together. Read More »