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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Cisco unveils Jabber WebEx for Africa

Cisco System, today unveils globally its latest in stock version of telepresence known as Jabber WebEx platform.

Disclosing this, the director, Global Collaboration Solutions at Cisco Systems, Mr. Michael Smith noted that this week the firm would hold it’s collaboration summit in Florida, where Jabber WebEx which is an online presence would be unveiled today.

He also said that WebEx could be accessed anywhere and at anytime on any smart device.

According to him, the beta version would be available by December this year, while the general availability starts first quarter of next year.

“Full global availability in third quarter of 2012,” he said.

WebEx, Mr. Smith said could be accessed using iPad, Blackberry, iPhone to name a few smartphones.

This service, he said involves Cisco integration of single identity and administration.

He also listed some of e benefits include improving of productivity and saving time as well as enhanced efficiency.

“As far as we are concerned, the security of this service is well secured,” he said.

Additionally, Mr. Smith said migration from hitherto telepresence of Cisco could be achieved in two ways, namely by automatic upgrade or by way of grade by grade (continue the story)

He further said that Cisco has advanced the workspace by changing the meeting experience with the newest release of Cisco WebEx, which redefines the meeting lifecycle.

“Cisco is giving customers a way to not only share data easily during a meeting but also before and after, through a persistent meeting space that enables cross company collaboration anytime,” he said.

Additionally, he said, Cisco WebEx provides new levels of integration between Cisco WebEx and Cisco’s overall collaboration portfolio, including Cisco Telepresence and several Cisco Unified Communications products, which avails the extending of the power of online meetings while helping customers maximize existing investments.

As said by him, WebEx elevates the video and mobile experience through the provision of high definition (HD) video and pervasive meeting experience with two-way video even when on the go.

“WebEx mobile meetings are available on more mobile devices than any other enterprise meeting platform in the market today,” he reiterated.

Elucidating that with Cisco WebEx basic edition, Cisco will be offering a free version of WebEx in the first quarter (Q1) of 2012 for three users or less to allow new users to experience a web conferencing solution that enables collaboration and helps make their meetings be more productive and efficient.

Remmy Nweke
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