Cisco strengthens its Collaboration portfolio to meet the needs of the Post PC Era

At its Annual Cisco Collaboration Summit 2012, Cisco has introduced new people-centric innovations aimed at making it easier to collaborate anywhere, anytime in the post-PC era. The innovations, ranging from new desktop and mobile applications include Cisco Jabber  and Cisco TelePresence  systems, which make it easy for users to move from one collaboration solution to the next with ease (for example, moving from instant messaging to voice to video with just the click of a button). The new Jabber and TelePresence offerings, which include a new immersive TelePresence system with optimized collaboration capabilities, are completely integrated, giving customers more mobility options while also extending the reach of their telepresence investments.

Some of the collaborations solutions announced at the event include:

•             Powerful tools to extend the reach of TelePresence: Cisco is extending Cisco Jabber to iPad and Windows, building on its extensive Jabber portfolio for Android, iOS, Mac, BlackBerry and Cisco Cius Tablets.

•             Jabber for Everyone: To further advance the collaborative workspace and make collaboration more pervasive for customers around the world, Cisco is offering presence and instant messaging (IM) capabilities and Cisco Jabber clients available to all Cisco Unified Communications Manager customers at no additional cost. 

•             A new three-screen immersive TelePresence platform. Called the Cisco TelePresence TX9000 Series which delivers the highest quality video experience along with advanced collaboration capabilities, further building on Cisco's wide array of TelePresence endpoints for customers of all sizes.

These announcements come at a time when people increasingly expect freedom of choice in how and where they work, by having access to a variety of integrated collaboration solutions and interoperable endpoints–both hardware and software based. 

At a time when the need for rich video solutions and mobility is burgeoning, solutions like those from Cisco help enhance the ability to collaborate. According to Cisco's latest Visual Networking Index, globally, three trillion minutes or six million years of video content will cross the Internet each month in 2015 and by 2016, global mobile data traffic will reach 10.8 exabytes per month (130 exabytes annually); growing 18-fold from 2011 to 2016. By 2016, mobile video will represent 71 percent of all mobile data traffic.

18-May-2012 07:11:16