Collaboration

Benefits of Improving Business Collaboration

Benefits of Improving Business Collaboration

Collaboration is more than a technical architecture, solution, or product. It is the experience that integrates people, processes, and technology. We believe that by working together, people can achieve extraordinary things.

An organizational chart may show hierarchy, but it doesn't represent real business collaboration—how people actually interact inside, outside, and across the organization. Finding ways to improve the connections between people and the information they need to share is critical to improving business.

Empower, Engage, Innovate

The goal—and the power—of collaboration technology is to help people share as naturally as possible. How do you get there?

  • Empower people to work their way—where, when, and how they want—without limits
  • Engage people by providing the best collaboration tools to connect with peers and other organizations
  • Help people innovate to develop ideas and solve problems

People don't want to have to think about how to do something, just about what they want to do.

The New Collaborative Environment

Opportunity comes from the combination of technology and people. The collaborative workspace environment gives people the flexibility to be where they need to be to do the best work they can.

Cisco uses an architectural approach, integrating mobility, video, and cloud to bring people together anytime, anywhere, on any device. Connect employees, customers, and suppliers to make decisions, resolve customer issues, or address supply-chain challenges. The architecture cost-effectively supports scalability, security, and accessibility. The Cisco collaboration strategy and architecture account for not only the technology, but also for what it means to your processes and culture.

Implement collaboration solutions to:

  • Flatten organizational hierarchy and better communicate with all levels of the organization
  • Elevate and personalize communications to improve the quality and speed of decisions
  • Save time, simplify workflows, and increase workforce interaction and productivity
  • Build trust and understanding across time zones and within teams through video communications
  • Improve customer responsiveness by facilitating faster access to experts and information

In addition to productivity improvements, these solutions can help you reduce travel, real-estate costs, and greenhouse gas emissions by supporting virtual meetings and telecommuting.

Resources

Infographics

Cloud Collaboration

Reach Business Goals

Learn new ways to use collaboration technology to support your business goals.

Explore Use Cases

Global Perspectives on the Cloud

Read this Forbes white paper to learn how business executives view cloud collaboration.

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Differentiated Business Value

Learn about collaboration technology trends that promote business transformation. (PDF - 678 KB)

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