Collaboration should be as simple and effective outside the organization as it is inside the organization. Cisco collaboration solutions provide native support for all leading smartphones, tablets, and laptops in a highly secure, policy-controlled manner.
Make it easier for employees to use personal or company-issued mobile devices as an extension of your enterprise network and applications. Provide a consistent, simple, productive user experience anywhere, anytime, to anyone using any workload on any device.
Mobility Beyond BYOD
Mobility is about much more than a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) environment. It is an opportunity to extend the benefits of rich media collaboration outside the corporate office on any device, anywhere, so employees are as effective and productive as they are inside the office.
Organizations can provide a highly secure, fully featured desk or mobile client with all the Cisco collaboration workloads. This includes high-definition voice and video, messaging, and desktop sharing to mobile users anywhere on any device. Organizations can also provide the same capabilities for multi-point meetings.
The rapid evolution of mobile technology has changed the workspace. The focus is often on devices, but the true value is in what devices can make possible, such as:
- Improved productivity and employee engagement
- Reduced costs
- Rapid innovation
Explore how you can support your organization's business goals with use cases that bring together collaboration and mobility.
- Help Enable Mobile Workers and BYOD
Make collaboration as easy, effective, and secure outside the organization as it is inside the organization.
- Support Teleworkers and Branch Offices
Give employees the flexibility to work from multiple locations: satellite offices, home offices, or when traveling, with the same capabilities they have in the office.
- Enable Meetings with Remote Participants
Use web conferencing so that employees, customers, and partners can attend meetings from anywhere on any device.
- Incorporate Video into Meetings
Improve communications, relationships, and productivity by making it easier to meet face-to-face over distances.
- Deliver Online Events and Training
Broadcast live and on-demand events, meetings, seminars, and training for employees, customers, and partners.
Cisco makes these services simple to deploy and more secure for IT. We offer a single integrated architecture that allows mobile Jabber clients and remote endpoints to register directly to Cisco Unified Communications Manager environments.
We provide the choice of security as well. Use a full VPN client or provide a session-based security model (TLS) to secure applications and media on mobile devices or remote fixed endpoints. This helps users access applications across a range of devices easily and efficiently.
Cisco supports the broadest set of use cases so that people can be as productive outside the office as they in the office. With Cisco solutions you can collaborate anytime, anywhere, on any device using any workload.
Combine the Power of Mobility and Collaboration
Executing and decision making typically involve many people, in many different places. Now you can work across multiple platforms and devices, on premises or in the cloud, with the same collaboration capabilities and experiences that you have in the office. These capabilities include:
- Instant messaging (IM) and presence
- Content sharing
- Web conferencing and videoconferencing
- Other capabilities such as directory access or visual voicemail
Cisco provides these capabilities in ways that are simple to use, secure, and deploy. Solutions include:
- Cisco Collaboration Edge Architecture
The industry's most comprehensive any-to-any solution today, Cisco Collaboration Edge Architecture provides simple, highly secure collaboration experiences to anyone, anywhere, on any device using any workload.
- Cisco Jabber
Gain a fully featured desktop or mobile client outside the network. Easily collaborate anywhere, on any device, with presence, IM, voice, video, voice messaging, desktop sharing, and conferencing.
- Cisco WebEx Meetings
Meet online wherever you are, on whatever device you prefer: smartphone, tablet, or laptop; iOS, Android, or Windows; 3G or 4G. Access meeting-space content from any browser.
- Cisco TelePresence
Cisco WebEx and Cisco TelePresence solutions are optimized to work with any standards-based video endpoints, helping you expand the reach of your meetings and simplify the experience for participants.
- Cisco Pervasive Conferencing Solutions
Support simple, affordable, multiparty video-enabled collaboration for any user on any device with a consistent, business-class user experience.
- Cisco Jabber Video for TelePresence
Use the Jabber client to participate in telepresence sessions from any device.
- Cisco Hosted Collaboration
The flexibility and agility of cloud-based collaboration can help you more quickly deploy the latest applications and satisfy business expectations.
"Now nobody ever needs to say to a client, 'I can give you an answer when I get back to the office.' " -Mike Fitzgerald, Eagle Investment Systems.
"Making it easier for employees from different departments to work together side-by-side on their own devices, anywhere on campus, is a big step forward in promoting greater productivity and better delivery of government services." -Eric Bish, City of Amsterdam (The Netherlands).
"Our clients know that we can maintain frequent contact with them, without time or distance being a barrier." -James R. Brogan, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates.
"With Cisco collaboration tools, we can spark a conversation wherever we are in the world and collaborate the way humans are meant to, which is person-to-person." -Nancy Crouch, CIO, Wake Forest University.
- Video for Global Learning
Pymble Ladies' College in Australia uses video for global learning and collaboration.
- Faster Growth with Collaboration (PDF - 251 KB)
Cisco WebEx helps Sanlam expand business through collaboration, increase efficiency, and cut costs.
- Better Customer Interactions
Pella unifies its workforce and enhances customer interactions.
- Enhanced Operational Efficiency
Distributor Emmelibri improves work practices and operational efficiency by supporting closer collaboration between colleagues and partners.
- Improved Internal Communications (PDF - 202 KB)
Kettle Produce unifies two locations and makes it easier to reach mobile employees.
- Olympic Committee Collaboration
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games used web-based video and media to keep a growing workforce of organizers informed.
From the Analysts
- Forrester: Latest IT Trends For Secure Mobile Collaboration (PDF - 137 KB)
- Gartner Names Cisco a Leader
- Forrester: Expanding Role of Mobility in the Workplace (PDF - 133 KB)
Momentum will continue as more employees use mobile devices for work and more enterprises support BYOD programs to cost efficiently mobilize their workforce.
- Yankee Group: Any Device, Anywhere - The Next Phase for the Enterprise (PDF - 259 KB)
Shifting to a next-generation network can help transform a business, but knowing where to start can be a challenge.
- Cisco Any Device: Planning a Productive, More Secure, and Competitive Future (PDF - 1.2 MB)
This paper presents steps and business decisions to consider, based on real Cisco experiences and results.
- Connected World Technology Report
Gen Y's use of mobile technology affects everything from online shopping to corporate culture.
Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG)
Cisco IBSG Horizons research and analysis identifies the business transformation opportunities that come from technology innovation.
- A Global BYOD Perspective: Harnessing Employee-Led Innovation
- BYOD and Virtualization in the United States
The Work-Life Innovation series addresses the future of geographically distributed work and how this approach is facilitating profound changes among organizations, communities, and individuals:
- Smart Work (PDF - 1.8 MB)
- The Role of Networked Technologies (PDF - 3.7 MB)
- Impact on the Individual (PDF - 943 KB)
- The Future of Distributed and Networked Work (PDF - 1.2 MB)
Unify voice, video, data, and mobile communications to enhance collaboration and increase employee productivity. Learn more about services from Cisco and its partners:
- Igniting Collaboration in the Next-Generation Enterprise (PDF - 1.1 MB)
- Mobile Collaboration Management Service (PDF - 1.4 MB)