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Collaboration Use Case - Teleworkers and Branch Offices

Support Teleworkers and Branch Offices

Make it easier for employees to work from multiple locations, including home offices. Provide a highly secure environment and access to the applications and high-quality video, voice, data, and other resources that match what is available in corporate offices.

Collaboration Use Case - Support Teleworkers and Branch Offices

  • More than half (59 percent) of U.S. employers offer full-time telecommuting options. Society for HR Management (PDF - 810 KB)Adobe PDF file
  • Almost 25 percent of employees are either remote or mobile workers. (Frost & Sullivan)
  • 95% of employers say telework has a high impact on employee retention. (Global Workplace Analytics)
  • Eighty-seven percent of remote users feel more connected to their team and process when using videoconferencing. (Global Workplace Analytics)
  • U.S. employers offering ad hoc telecommuting increased from 45 percent to 54 percent between 2009 and 2014. Society for HR Management (PDF - 628 KB)Adobe PDF file

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  • Remove geographical restrictions in endpoint locations. Locate employees where they are most needed to support customers or where talent pools of specific expertise exist.
  • Reduce employee travel, real estate costs, and greenhouse gas emissions by meeting face-to-face with video.
  • Use office space more efficiently by creating flexible workspaces for employees who are not regularly in the office.
  • Help maintain communications security with a network-based foundation.

Supporting Products and Solutions

IP Phones

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

Collaboration Desk Endpoints

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

Collaboration Room Endpoints

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

Cisco Jabber

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

Packaged Collaboration Infrastructure

Cisco Business Edition 6000 (up to 1000 users)
Cisco Business Edition 7000 (up to 5000 users)

  • End-to-end collaboration capabilities
  • Simplified deployment and management
  • Open and interoperable architecture

Cisco Architectures

"I have 19 direct reports and only 4 of those people work here in Sydney. The ability to share screens and documents and collaborate with voice and video has helped us build the same kind of personal rapport we would have if they were local." – Richard Fechner, GHD (PDF - 365 KB)Adobe PDF file

"We have seen how video can improve product training, trading meetings, sharing of best practice between different branches in specific functions, and democratic forum meetings." – Maggie Porteous, John Lewis (PDF - 653 KB)Adobe PDF file

"We could improve internal efficiencies through more effective and timely communications, while also introducing video-based solutions that offer a real alternative to the need to travel." – Michelino Bonino, Banca d'Alba (PDF - 218 KB)Adobe PDF file

Financial Services

Government

Technology

Other Industries

  • Genuine Health: Natural Health Products Company Improves Workflow (PDF - 452 KB)Adobe PDF file
  • GHD Pty Ltd: Global Engineering Firm Innovates with 100 Branch Offices and No Headquarters (PDF - 365 KB)Adobe PDF file
  • John Lewis: Collaborative Style Keeps Retailer Out in Front (PDF - 653 KB)Adobe PDF file
  • Top Right Group: U.K. Enterprise Increases Competitiveness with Collaboration Capabilities (PDF - 388 KB)Adobe PDF file
  • Sinar Mas Group: Indonesian Property Company Enhances Productivity with Collaboration Technology