Bringing Pervasive Conferencing to the Cloud with Virtual Meeting Rooms

June 10, 2013 - 1 Comment

Businesses are embracing cloud based video services to achieve higher scale and universal reach. Today’s work environment is dynamic and fast paced, with the exponential growth of video enabled mobile devices bringing even more opportunities to leverage cloud based video services. Recently, the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI), which tracks global mobile data traffic, predicted that eight billion mobile devices would be in use by 2016. For organizations interested in extending video to mobile users with disparate devices, cloud based video services offer a simple solution to management complexity and device interoperability.

With Cisco ‘s cloud based video services, it’s even easier and more affordable for organizations to enable video on mobile and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) use cases.  Cisco’s pervasive conferencing strategy delivers cloud deployment options for multiparty video meetings anywhere, at any time, and from any device. Cisco is working with its partners to deliver simple to use cloud based virtual meeting capabilities, without any compromises on video quality and support.  The new Virtual Meeting Room capabilities offer organizations the ability to use business class multiparty video without the need to reserve or schedule meeting resources ahead of time.

New cloud based Virtual Meeting Room Services offer a great opportunity for businesses looking at either getting started with video or extending existing deployments to a broader user base. With capital expenditures often being the first budget cut, virtual meeting rooms offer a perfect alternative for organizations to scale pervasive conferencing to remote workers, teleworkers, as well as vendors, suppliers and partners.

Cisco enables its partners to deliver a full collaboration portfolio to meet the business needs of today and tomorrow. Partners who take the next step and qualify for Cisco Powered Cloud services have undergone a third party audit to ensure that they meet best practices and deployment guidelines for operational excellence.

At the Spring Enterprise Connect show, we caught up with AT&T. They have recently achieved the Cisco Powered Provider cloud service designation for their video and telepresence services. Take a minute to hear more about how AT&T is bringing Virtual Meeting Room services to market, including the active meeting management application, which empower meeting hosts with real-time control of their video collaboration experience.

How is your organization looking to meet the need for growth in mobility while providing employees with flexible video services?

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