With today’s stratified business communications, small to midsize companies face challenges as they try to modernize their online collaboration workflows. They’re frequently stitching together discrete, ad hoc communications tools to perform a variety of team-based tasks, but the limitations of this approach quickly become apparent as projects grow more complex.
Emerging trends and disruptions that will impact the way businesses communicate and work in the future. The goal, in essence, is to reaffirm the need to invest in a comprehensive suite that is secure, adaptable and easy-to-use for everyone.
A comprehensive guide to workforce trends, as well as tips and best practices for keeping employees engaged with the brand (and with each other) and ensuring they stay productive on a day-to-day basis.
Watch this live demo of the new Cisco Spark
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It’s Cisco’s cool new product that rolls meetings, messaging, and calls into one service. All of this happens in digital workspaces in the Cisco cloud.
You can share files with your team there, screen share, and draw. Everything’s saved in this space.
When your business is ready, you can add Cisco video conferencing room systems, or desktop video phones. It all works together with your service.
There have never been more ways to connect to your team online. Yet, even as an explosion of communication and collaboration tools invites businesses to bridge distance, time zones, and other workplace challenges, workers often find themselves increasingly disconnected.
The most successful businesses are greater than the sum of their parts. When individuals work together well, they fill in each other's blind spots and build on each other's great ideas. These conversations ultimately help teams be more productive, reduce time-to-market and come up with more innovative ideas. But if your teams are spread across different offices, or working from home, can you create the same collaborative magic?
Web-based collaboration tools claim to break down the collaboration barriers that distance can build. Everyone agrees they can reduce the time and cost of travel. And yes, these tools can stream your colleagues' voices, facial expressions, and slide decks into your meeting room, so you can get a clearer picture of verbal and behavioral signals. But if you're researching collaboration platforms, you'll hear skepticism, too. Naysayers declare that:
People won’t participate because they’re afraid of digital change.
You just can’t trust the security of collaborati
GoGrid needed a state-of-the-art data center in the heart of the financial district to be up and running within days. As a fast-growing technology company headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, they needed a scalable data center with a robust infrastructure and an experienced operations team to support the cloudbased services they provide to their customers. Find out why they turned to Digital Realty.
Offices aren’t productivity factories anymore—they’re collaboration centers where individuals and groups can develop their best ideas. That means building out an office takes a whole new approach, and it isn’t just about using aesthetics and shiny toys to attract top talent (although that is part of it). Successful offices are functional tools that bring technology and people together so they can do their best work. Cisco® Collaboration tools bring people together to speed the decision-making process and help you execute on your most innovative ideas while cutting operational waste. Bring Cisco Collaboration to your workplace and create a workplace that works.
Businesses must become agile and provide differentiated service as customer demands and expectations change. Moving beyond simple phone transactions, customers are taking matters into their own hands and turning to their peers, the web and social media to find answers. Contact centers play a major role in determining the customer’s perception of a company. Often seen as brand ambassadors, agents are the main interaction point for customers. It is therefore critical that they deliver personalized communications in the channels that customers prefer. Businesses should use cloud technology to add multichannel tools and support growing demand for chat, social, SMS and video.
Enterprises are leveraging advancements in what IDC calls “3rd Platform” technologies — cloud, Big Data, mobility, and social — to create new business opportunities and gain competitive advantage. These trends are putting more pressure on IT organizations to transform their datacenter operations to better support business initiatives aimed at reducing costs, increasing revenue, and strengthening customer relationships. This has driven increased demand for converged or integrated systems that provide the tools needed to reduce capital costs, improve operational efficiencies and, ultimately, increase agility within the datacenter.
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This Porter Consulting report analyzes enterprise campus networking solutions from Aruba Networks, Cisco, HP and Ruckus Wireless. The paper examines key business and technology trends affecting enterprises with 500-5000 employees. We identify fundamental requirements IT decision makers should consider when evaluating campus networking solutions including:
• Ensuring simple, secure and cost-effective user access
• Supplying adequate bandwidth and quality of service
• Streamlining deployment and operations
• Supporting emerging standards and technology requirements
Our goal is to provide business and technical decision makers with a guide to the key players and their strengths.
The Cisco 2015 Annual Security Report, which presents the research, insights, and perspectives provided by Cisco Security Research and other security experts within Cisco, explores the ongoing race between attackers and defenders, and how users are becoming ever-weaker links in the security chain.
Miercom was engaged to conduct a comparative testing of two high-capacity L2 and L3 network switches: the popular Cisco Catalyst 4500E, and a comparably configured, competitive switch, the FastIron SX 1600, from Brocade Communications Systems.
This document consolidates the enterprise campus network design and deployment guidelines with various best practices from multiple deeply focused Cisco Validated Design Guides. The best practices conclusions are derived from thorough solution-level end-to-end characterization of various levels of system types, network design
alternatives, and enterprise applications.
Businesses looking to transition to 802.11ac Wave 2 should fully understand the new technology’s requirements for the wired network and choose a solution provider that can minimize the disruption to the business.