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Cisco Unveils New Ways to Collaborate in the Post-PC Era, Transforming the Workspace Across Platforms, Devices and Now Web Browsers
Posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Cisco Unveils New Ways to Collaborate in the Post-PC Era, Transforming the Workspace Across Platforms, Devices and Now Web Browsers

 MIAMI, Fla., November 16, 2011 – At the Cisco® CollaborationSummit 2011 event, Cisco today unveiled new solutions to help people collaborate more effectively in the "post-PC" era. This era moves past the limitations of "PC centric" communication and instead evokes a "people centric" approach where people can collaborate anywhere, anytime and on any device or application. The advancements Cisco is introducing today --from Cisco WebEx®  toCisco Jabber™ -- can change how people meet utilizing expanded cloud-based services, and can give workers an easy way to collaborate directly from Web applications they use every day, driving new levels of business productivity and competitiveness.

With today's announcement, Cisco is unveiling the next generation of Cisco WebEx. From HD video advancements and enhanced mobile capabilities that enable all new ways to prepare, meet and follow-up after a meeting, Cisco WebEx is helping to change the meeting experience. Additionally, Cisco is extending cloud conferencing to more people with a new free basic edition of WebEx® designed for three people or less.

Cisco is also transforming the workspace by dramatically changing how people collaborate from Web applications they use every day, like SAP Streamwork, Cisco Quad™ or Google Apps. Today, whether mobile or at their desks, people find themselves having to open and utilize a variety of collaboration applications just to communicate on their own terms– whether that's via instant message (IM), voice, or video. Cisco is making collaboration much easier by advancing Cisco Jabber with a freely downloadable Web browser plug-in that will help extend collaboration to tens of millions of people that use web browsers on Windows- or Mac-based OS devices.

With these innovations and recent announcements aroundvirtualization and unified communications, Cisco is continuing to transform the workspace. Additionally, with WebEx and the recently announced Cisco TelePresence® solutions for small and medium sized businesses, Cisco is advancing its cloud-based offerings through the Cisco Collaboration cloud.

Announcement Highlights

Cisco WebEx

  • Enabling greater cross company collaboration: Cisco's advanced WebEx Meetings spaces help users manage the complete meeting lifecycle. Individuals can: