Cisco has revealed how its new collaboration service Cisco Spark is having a “significant impact” on enterprises across the world.
Boldly declared at Enterprise Connect 2015, the tech giant says employees across many industries are now using Cisco Spark - introduced under the name ‘Project Squared’ at Cisco’s Collaboration Summit in November - to collaborate inside and outside of organisations.
“To stay competitive, business leaders and employees are desperate to modernise their organisations, becoming more agile and nimble and less hierarchical,” says Rowan Trollope, Senior Vice President, Collaboration Technology Group, Cisco.
“Existing tools like email were built for a slower moving world and aren't cutting it today. To truly transform, businesses need a new way for their teams to communicate and move faster.
“We knew we had a game changer on our hands with Cisco Spark when we saw companies using it to transform how teams work together.
“Cisco Spark is enabling this transformation by bringing everything together in one place - team members, their text based discussions, documents they work on, and the ability to connect in real time with multi party voice and video.”
Cisco Spark – built with significant customer feedback and accessible from nearly every major mobile or desktop device - creates secure, virtual rooms where teams work together from anywhere.
By downloading Cisco Spark from an app store or web browser, any member of any team can initiate the service and start a Cisco Spark room on any topic.
Once in the room, team members securely send messages, share and view files, start multiparty voice and video calls and share their screens.
Because a Cisco Spark room is the one place where all the teams’ files, documents and decisions are stored and the same place where the team holds all its virtual meetings, video calls and chat sessions, Trollope says teams are “instantly more productive”.