video conferencing

May 17, 2016

COLLABORATION

How to Improve Experiences – and Lower Costs — in Global Video Conferencing using Acano

Is video conferencing coming to your workplace? According to a recent survey from Nemertes Research, 32% of organizations plan to deploy video-conferencing in small meeting rooms. Much of this investment is driven by two key trends: Increased use of shared workspaces is driving a need for private areas that employees can use to meet with […]

May 9, 2016

COLLABORATION

Give Your Video Conference Room a “Stage” with Cisco PresenterTrack

About 18 months ago, members of my engineering team conducted customer site visits and came back with a most interesting challenge. They met a Spanish teacher who needed to teach a physical/virtual class over video, but current technology constrained her ability to move about the classroom. Any teacher will tell you that it’s an unnatural […]

March 21, 2016

COLLABORATION

Video Provides a Fresh Approach to Retail

The real work of retailers is building a trustful and relevant relationship, creating a series of positive interactions with shoppers, and ultimately selling merchandise. Employee engagement is critical to both the customer experience and retail success. The interactions that take place before, during, and after a sale, whether online or in a physical store, set top retailers apart.

March 8, 2016

COLLABORATION

Cisco Spark Is Here

Yes, Cisco Spark has arrived! That cool mobile business messaging app we launched a year ago has grown up. What Is Cisco Spark? Cisco Spark is a business collaboration service that enables you to message, meet, or call anyone, anywhere, anytime.

January 28, 2016

COLLABORATION

Immersive Telepresence Still Enthralls on Tenth Anniversary

This October will mark the 10th anniversary of the immersive telepresence segment – one that we pioneered with the Cisco TelePresence System 3000 Series. And as if by kismet, on the eve of this tenth year, demand for immersive systems soared as never before. Just last month, we shipped the 1,000th IX5000 system, our latest-generation […]

December 21, 2015

GOVERNMENT

Customer Spotlight: Aurora, Illinois is now the City of Light Speed

Aurora is the second largest city in Illinois, and its municipal government employees are spread across 52 different buildings. This means that the ability to collaborate with these dispersed locations is extremely important – our goal is to ensure that city employees can provide the highest level of service to our residents. Our problem, historically, […]

November 20, 2015

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Acano

We are at an inflection point in video adoption. In the enterprise alone, less than 10 percent of the conference rooms in the world are connected via video and only 1 percent of users have video systems on their desktop today. The market is poised for dramatic growth, with IP video expected to represent 80 […]

November 19, 2015

COLLABORATION

Make Video Meetings Simple

Wainhouse Research polled a group of video conferencing users to gauge their feelings about video conferencing. What they found is great news for those who want to integrate video into their collaboration strategies. Comparing their experience to 2 years ago: 95% agreed that video is more reliable 97% agreed that they use video conferencing more […]

November 18, 2015

COLLABORATION

Video in 2016: Saving Holiday Plans, Bettering Business

This is the time of year for crystal-ball gazing when everyone starts talking about what the new year might bring. It’s no secret that I’m passionate about video. I can pinpoint when this passion was sparked: November 2012. It was my first month at Cisco. Excited to dig in and meet my far-flung new team, […]