Collaboration Use Case - Create Flexible Work Areas

Collaboration Use Case - Create Flexible Work Areas

Scale office space use, reduce real-estate costs, and create work areas that foster employee inclusiveness, collaboration, and innovation. Use space more effectively, while providing highly secure access to corporate resources, high-quality video and audio, and support for multiple devices.

  • Ninety-four percent of leaders at organizations with cloud-collaboration strategies agree that cloud collaboration enables flexible work environments. (Forbes Insight)
  • Around 60 percent of a company’s desks are vacant at any one time because workers are either on the road or in meetings. (CoreNet Global)
  • Supporting mobility can help an organization increase productivity 5 percent to 15 percent, reduce occupancy costs 20 percent to 50 percent, and improve business continuity. (IMFA)

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  • Create work areas that you can adjust to accommodate evolving business needs.
  • Reduce real estate costs, greenhouse gas emissions, and employee travel by scaling office space and providing work-space sharing options.
  • Create workspaces that encourage more collaborative work practices, break down communication barriers across people and departments, and speed up decision making and innovation.
  • Help employees maintain a work-life balance by giving them the flexibility to work from various locations.

Supporting Products and Solutions

Collaboration Desk Endpoints

  • Simple, integrated, and affordable solutions
  • High-definition video extended to the desktop
  • Capabilities beyond traditional video

IP Phones

  • User-friendly, full-featured phones
  • Single and multiline endpoints
  • Support for a range of communication needs

Cisco Jabber

  • Collaboration anywhere on any device
  • Business-class IP voice and video telephony
  • Instant interaction with IM and presence
  • Integration of native and customized business applications

Collaboration Room Endpoints

  • Videoconferencing for meeting rooms
  • Up to 1080p60 video resolution
  • Performance and value-line options

Immersive TelePresence

  • Dedicated telepresence conference rooms
  • High-quality, simple, reliable experience
  • True-to-life quality and details

TelePresence Integration Solutions

  • Solutions designed for videoconferencing integrators
  • High-definition video and audio, with integration flexibility
  • Systems tailored to meet specific environments

Packaged Collaboration Infrastructure


Cisco Preferred Architectures for Collaboration were created to simplify technology sales and deployment. They provide designs built and tested by Cisco experts. They offer the advice you'd give your best friend who says, "Just tell me what I need to do."

  • "One of the business units only needed to provide 301 desks for 365 people. Replacing traditional phones with Cisco Jabber means employees can work from anywhere." - Sean Harley, Top Right Group (PDF - 388 KB) Adobe PDF file
  • "It's a cultural value at Pella for managers to spend time engaging with their team members instead of working from their offices." - Jim Thomas, Pella
  • "The results have exceeded expectations. We'd hoped to achieve a ratio of seven desks to every ten staff, but we're now looking at only six desks. So it’s been more than successful." - Miles Peters, Derby City Council (PDF - 386 KB)Adobe PDF file


  • Nationwide: Video Collaboration Increases Sales for U.K. Financial Firm



  • Palomar Health: Palomar Health Leverages Cisco Technology to Create a Hospital of the Future



  • Palomar Health: Palomar Health Leverages Cisco Technology to Create a Hospital of the Future

Sports & Entertainment

  • NBA: Connecting the NBA with Collaboration
  • Top Right Group: U.K. Enterprise Increases Competitiveness with Collaboration Capabilities (PDF -388 KB)Adobe PDF file


  • Cisco IT: How Cisco Integrated Technology and Office Space to Empower Employees