By Conrad Steyn, Cisco Southern Africa Collaboration Product Sales Specialist
What if you could have a life-sized team tablet for your meeting room? One that feels as easy to use as the latest smartphone and looks as good? And one that is multi-functional, so you can do more and get more done with it?
Well, Cisco collaboration experts looked at the complexity of meetings and simplified it (quite brilliantly) with the new Cisco Spark Board.
Cisco Connect South Africa, held at Sun City from 5th to 7th of March, offered a ‘sneak peek’ at this touch-based meeting room device before it hits the South African market. It’s designed for meetings, conferencing, and those all-important brainstorm huddle spaces. It conflates wireless presentation, digital white boarding and video conferencing.
Wireless, digital, effortless ... start the meeting with one touch
The design means the technology becomes ‘invisible’ – and the user experience (UX) shines through. Spark Board has a look and feel we’re familiar with when working on our other everyday smart devices and tablets, plus the clout of Cisco Spark built in. It’s sleek, uncluttered and, most of all, not intimidating to users.
We call this ‘zero-day visibility’ - and this means that it’s simple to get started. No plugging in cables or dongles. No more head-scratching to figure out how to get your brilliant presso up on the screen. Everything works through Spark; everything is saved in a Spark space.
Create, collaborate, connect ... all in one space
So whether you’re using the Spark Board in a physical conference space, or joining remotely, everyone can be part of a meeting through their Spark app-enabled device of choice.
You can work on a project in real-time, keep all your documents in a single space, and carry on the conversation – and the collaboration – after the meeting is finished. So no more ploughing through email trails, sharing presentations on flash disks, or winnowing through multiple versions. Instead you’re given a continuous and persistent workflow.
The best part is everything you create on the Spark Board is securely encrypted from the moment you start.
A team tablet that works for your business
We like working on devices that feel familiar, offer instant communication and a great UX. We expect it from our personal/lifestyle devices – so why not from our business technology?
Get started with Spark – download the app.
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