Cisco delivers enterprise collaboration for Africa

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Cisco today, 28 October 2013, announced the next phase of its vision for collaboration, which focuses on delivering innovations that embrace the modern workspace and enable users to work smarter and more efficiently from virtually anywhere.

“The rise in mobility, driven by South Africa’s tremendous growth in areas such as IP traffic, network connections and broadband speeds, has opened up new ways in which teams, employees and customers are choosing to connect and collaborate with one another to get things done. The key to success in this new world is having open and accessible communications that cross experiences – whether it be in a physical office, face-to-face through a video call, in a voice call, or in a converged connection through Cisco Jabber. With these latest announcements, Cisco is providing customers with a sophisticated collaboration and communication experience that corporate IT expects, while also offering the same intuitiveness and simplicity found in easy-to-use software-based consumer communication tools,” says Leon Wright, Cisco South Africa CTO.

With South Africa’s fixed broadband speeds set to increase by more than 2.3 fold by 2017 and network connections quadrupling over the same period, Cisco designed the new solutions to make it easier for teams to instantly connect, communicate and collaborate. Tailor-made for the increasingly mobile and distributed South African workforce, these new innovations are simple to use, are highly intuitive and make collaboration easy to scale across organisations of all sizes.

The modern workspace will integrate tools at work with many of the tools employees use at home; support mobility trends that enable people to access information and communicate from their device of choice in ways not possible just a short time ago, and simplify processes – for workers and IT alike – while maintaining security.

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