Video in the workplace has never been more important. As we continue to use new communication technologies in the office to interact on the job and at home to achieve a greater work life balance, video calling is a large part of our increasingly productive lives. Businesses are improving collaboration between workers, building client relationships, and reducing travel with video calling. In fact, according to Cisco’s most recent VNI study, the global market for business video conferencing will reach $14 billion by 2017.
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Thank you to everyone who participated in the “Meet an NBA Legend” Sweepstakes! We partnered with the NBA to give you the opportunity to talk to NBA legend Bill Russell on Cisco ūmi.
Fans visited our page on Facebook or the NBA Facebook page from June 3rd through June 19th for a chance to enter to win not only a one-hour conversation with Bill Russell on Cisco ūmi, but also your own ūmi system, plus one year of free service, for you and a friend! We had thousands of comments and interactions with fans excited to participate.
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Undoubtedly, the best way to spend Father’s Day with dad is at one of his favorite places. We always have a big family dinner. What are your traditions? Do you go hiking? Go to the movies? Sit at home and watch golf? Regardless, there’s nothing like making dad feel like a king for a day doing whatever he likes to do best.
For those of us who don’t live close to home, technology is bringing us closer than ever before so that we can spend time with dad face-to-face. Sure, we can’t eat his famous burgers virtually (not yet at least) but we can catch up and tell him we love him through video calling. And with Cisco ūmi, you can tell him Happy Father’s Day from your couch in high-def on your HDTV.
As a thanks to dads all over the U.S., we’re offering you the perfect Father’s Day present: when you buy one ūmi, you get one free. Click on a logo below to start shopping:
But hurry up. This great deal ends on June 19, 2011.
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We recently asked our family of users why they enjoy connecting with family and friends via Cisco ūmi? Here are the top reasons why they ūmi:
- Stay Connected: The number one reason people love to use ūmi is because they can keep in touch with family, friends – old and new, and colleagues. Whether the person lives down the street or on the other side of the country, they come through your HDTV clearly and vividly, almost as if they were sitting in your own living room with you.
- Get Involved in the Small Things: When mothers and fathers travel, they use ūmi to participate in activities with their children, such as helping with homework, reading a book and discussing what their day was like.
- Get Involved in the Large Things: Moms and dads, grandmothers and grandfathers can use ūmi to meet the next generation of family members and watch them grow, walk, talk and laugh.
- See it With Your Own Eyes: Most of our users see the real benefit in talking face to face with loved ones rather than chatting on the phone. Facial expressions are hard to pick up via phone and impossible to pick up via email. One user said the reason they use ūmi is “so that you can see their face. You can feel them.”
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