Cisco Breaks Down Barriers to Business-to-Business Collaboration
New Telepresence, Unified Communications, Enterprise Social-Software, and Hosted Email Technologies Facilitate Fundamental Changes to How Organizations Communicate and Collaborate
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) today announced significant product introductions across all categories of its collaboration portfolio. The company also announced its entrance into two new markets, enterprise social software and hosted email, with the goal of bringing the collaborative power of online social communities to businesses.
The new product introductions span real-time and asynchronous collaboration applications, and collectively take advantage of the power of video and voice-based communications to help enable natural, person-to-person and business-to-business collaboration across all media and devices.
New Cisco TelePresence, Cisco Unified Communications, and Cisco WebEx solutions raise the bar for inter-company collaboration by delivering rich video, voice, and presence capabilities across and between organizations.
Among the new unified communications products offered today are technologies which help enable secure business-to-business communications over any IP network offering differentiated capabilities for Service Providers.
New Cisco enterprise instant messaging (IM) and presence solutions powered by Jabber XMPP help people quickly find, connect and collaborate with colleagues inside and outside their organization.
A Cisco-hosted directory of organizations and locations with Cisco TelePresence simplifies the scheduling of intercompany telepresence meetings.
Cisco's new enterprise social software solutions include a new social video system which helps enable companies to form secure video communities around user-generated content under enterprise control.
Cisco's hosted email offering, based on the Postpath acquisition, allows IT to move to cloud efficiencies while leveraging their current investment in the Microsoft Outlook client.
Also announced today, new medianet-enabled products deliver better collaborative experiences for end-users across heterogeneous devices, applications and clients. A medianet is an intelligent network optimized for rich media.
New media processing engine solutions offer speech-to-text transcription and provide real-time video transcoding, enabling any content to be shared across the network to any end-point device, including HD interoperability for Cisco TelePresence.
An innovative search platform performs dynamic tagging of content as it traverses the network, offering a real-time organization-wide cross-application view that allows people to accurately locate and rapidly connect with the best available experts and information they need.
The new product introductions announced today are offered to customers as on-premise, on-demand or software-as-a-service solutions, or blended approaches, and can be deployed on a sliding scale of consumption based on business process needs, rather than information technology constraints.
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