Today’s workplace has transformed into a fluid environment driven by mobility and accelerated by the cloud. On any given day, workers may be distributed across cities and countries around the globe. They want to work in the same connected way that they live, from any location, and with greater flexibility than ever before.
This, combined with growing expectations for “always-on” services, poses a challenge— especially to those businesses trying to get by on aging equipment. Proprietary, hardware-based solutions don’t typically work well with other vendor technologies and, chances are, they aren’t cloud ready.
In addition, they tend to have high maintenance costs. Any growth or expansion requires costly add-ons that may or may not integrate well. And managing separate platforms for audio, video, and web conferencing creates yet another level of complexity with a disconnected solution.
Unified communications for a new era, Cisco’s open, flexible solutions are designed to adapt to your business needs, whether on premises, in the cloud, or a mix of both. Built for interoperability, these solutions can scale easily and still enable the level of secure collaboration you need. And with Cisco Spark™, your workforce can connect in new ways. By bringing together physical and virtual workspaces, this app-centric, cloud-based service empowers team members to meet, message, call, create, whiteboard, and share as if they were in the same room. Design and deploy your solution, your way
For most companies, telephony is still the foundation for business communication. However, in the new digital marketplace, people want additional ways to connect. Cisco leads in both areas, offering the most comprehensive collaboration solution available. Cisco continues to lead the industry with investments in unified communications across on premises, cloud, and hybrid solutions. With a full unified communications suite, you can gain the flexibility and scalability to take your business into the future.
- More business options – Choose from packaged business solutions for call control, or explore options for licensing, gateways, telephony extensions, and applications.
- Flexible deployment models – Choose the mix of on-premises and cloud services you want, and then combine meetings, messaging, and calling into a single subscription-based offer with the Cisco Spark Flex Plan.
- Customizable solutions – Simplify IT and pay for only the services you need, using the secure, as-a-service cloud model of Cisco® Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS). Cisco Spark Hybrid Services lets you connect to on-premises or HCS capabilities with Cisco Spark capabilities in the Collaboration Cloud.
- On-premises solutions – Get maximum control with customizable, on-premises solutions using Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco Business Edition packaged collaboration solutions (BE4000, BE6000, BE7000).