It was 7:00am and 17 degrees when the worst possible thing happened: my alarm clock went off. Okay, let me be honest: seven snooze cycles of alarms went off. The struggle of waking up was magnified by the chill from a snowstorm that hit Raleigh the night before.
Companies spend billions every year on hardware, software, and services to power connections between people. From email and calendaring to video conferencing and contact center solutions – and everything between – collaboration tools make up a massive industry.
Webex has come a long way. We recently unpacked a lot of great innovation in the new meetings experience. The great thing about Webex Meetings is that it’s a full video and content-sharing cloud solution that you can join via desktop, mobile, browser, and video devices.
Team collaboration. Sounds redundant. Isn’t collaboration inherently about teams working together? Isn’t every team interaction about getting things done?
Collaboration has always connected us. At Cisco, we’ve been building apps to help people collaborate for quite a while.
We know that the canvas you work in includes many different collaboration tools, productivity tools, and devices. When all those elements work together, you can work more efficiently. That’s why our approach is an open collaboration canvas: We are making sure the Webex portfolio works with the third-party tools you may already use, like Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Teams, Slack, Google Calendar, Skype for Business, Workplace by Facebook, and more.
This week at Cisco’s Collaboration Summit in Phoenix, we made a series of significant announcements regarding the convergence of the Cisco Webex and Spark platforms. This included a new Webex Meetings application, a new Webex Teams application (formerly known as Cisco Spark), the new Webex Assistant, and the Webex Share hardware device.
The way that people meet and collaborate changes constantly. Remote meetings are becoming ever more important. On January 24th, we announced our latest collaboration solutions, including the Cisco Spark Board. We’re ever-focused on solutions that change the game.