Today Cisco is introducing new Pervasive Conferencing capabilities that further simplify and enable video collaboration for everyone.  It’s about increase in scale throughout your organization along with greater efficiencies and affordability.  Consider doubling the number of endpoints while keeping costs at a few dollars per user per month.

Enhancements across our collaboration portfolio make it easy to migrate, upgrade or implement a new deployment, and give you flexibility to customize solutions for what your business specifically needs. Let me share a few announcement highlights:

  • Deployment options: We’ve made it easier for you to choose your deployment. Virtualized, on-premise, or cloud, you can use the platform that works best with your infrastructure strategy.
  • Broader reach:  Extend high-quality multiparty video and web conferencing meetings to more endpoint types with our expanded support of high-definition mobile devices.
  • New opportunity for mid market customers:  Start with an affordable, video collaboration entry package that can scale as your organization grows.  Make it work for your business with different options around pricing and software only upgrades.
  • For Cisco Cloud Collaboration partners:  New Video as a Service capabilities include simpler management through new organization-wide subscription plans.

It’s the best of all worlds—we’re bringing together proven, widely-deployed unified communications, video and web conferencing solutions to enable a unified user experience from any location, on any device, and on any platform.  You have complete and intelligent collaboration from the network to the endpoint.

I invite you to watch the video below in which my colleague Jacob Nordan, Senior Director of Product Management of Cisco Collaboration Infrastructure, discusses the new Pervasive Conferencing announcements in more detail at Infocomm 2013. As always, I welcome your feedback and look forward to us staying engaged.