Cisco announced an expansion of its Cisco Motion vision with five strategic areas to help businesses thrive through the power of collaboration. The new ‘Collaboration in Motion’ approach builds on the Cisco Motion vision by helping to ensure that every person in every workspace receives the best mobility experience to connect, communicate and collaborate.
As part of Collaboration in Motion, Cisco is announcing new products and services in five investment areas - devices, wireless network platform, applications, technology partners and professional services - that work together to deliver connectivity for a collaborative experience anytime, anywhere.
“Together, the transformational power of collaboration combined with the power of the network as the platform can enable businesses to thrive,” said Talha Jarad, Business Development manager for information Security, Cisco Saudi Arabia. “Evolving modern businesses are comprised of workspaces that are rarely physically connected and critical business information is collected and shared with mobile devices such as laptops and smart phones. Cisco’s approach with Collaboration in Motion harnesses the power of the network to continually connect the devices to the network, to people and to systems, to collaborate in a borderless organisation,” he added.
Among the new services being offered by Cisco under Collaboration in Motion is the new Cisco Compatible Extension Services program. This modularises features into certain services; foundation, management, collaboration and context-aware. Utilising this approach allows manufacturers to select only the service that is relevant for their specific device. The program establishes the benchmark for enterprise Wi-Fi connectivity and simplifies the process of device certification for manufacturers, while lowering the operational impact of connecting and managing wireless products for Cisco customers. A broad ecosystem of silicon vendors and device manufacturers support the program evolution, including Atheros, Broadcom, Ekahau, Intel, Intermec, Nokia, Summit DataCom, Redpine Signals, Spectralink/Polycom and Texas Instruments.
Another offering from the ICT market leader is the Cisco WebEx Meeting Center application for use with the iPhone. With this technology, users can view what’s being shared, see the meeting participant list, watch the active speaker and chat with other participants to fully collaborate with partners, customers and colleagues anywhere around the world. The new release of the Cisco WebEx meetings iPhone application, which is available for free download from the AppStore, allows the host to schedule meetings and invite attendees before and during the meeting using the iPhone. Apple is another of the host of technology companies working in supportive collaboration with Cisco’s new ventures, with Intel being one that is playing an important role in wireless laptop applications.
“As wireless has become the standard for pervasive access to business critical applications, Intel continues to work closely with Cisco by enabling Cisco Compatible Extensions across the latest generation of laptops based on Intel Centrino 2 processor technology,” said Alexander Quach, Intel’s director of wireless marketing. “Combining Cisco Compatible Extensions with Intel Centrino 2 Processor Technology provides the foundation for robust mobile services by offering superior wireless security, reliability, and performance, ensuring consistent delivery of business applications,” he added.
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