In today’s global, fast-paced, digital economy, collaboration tools are essential to streamlining communication and productivity. The rise of social networking, digital transformation, cloud and mobile computing has driven growth in the collaboration tools market and made these solutions more reliable, more open when bringing in vendor participants, and even more accessible to smaller organizations.
Video conferencing solutions also enable the sharing, processing and management of files and other data types so greater communication can exist among co-workers internally and externally. For many global organizations, they are providing huge cost savings in terms of travel reduction. The combination of solutions such as phone and telepresence video, cloud collaboration offerings, WebEx, and Cisco Spark Board allow for face time with colleagues, greater engagement, and even the ability to see and manipulate content like a project plan or whiteboard of ideas.
“Collaboration tools make work easier and create organizational efficiencies. Now, not everyone has to be sitting in a board room together in order to get work done,” said Patrick Purtell, Data Center and Collaboration Product Manager for Comstor. “Employees can work remotely, and be in the same meeting across the state, country, or even the world. With Spark, you can whiteboard ideas, and if I’m halfway across the country, I can see what you’re writing down.”
Cisco Spark Board is an all-in-one device for team collaboration that allows users to wirelessly present, whiteboard, and video or audio conference, all at the touch of a finger. The Cisco Spark app can be utilized to connect to virtual teams outside the physical room, through any device. This comes at a time when the collaboration practice is “trending towards cloud-based solutions,” as Patrick notes, “With the advent of cloud-based collaboration tools, companies can add solutions to almost any existing or future infrastructure. In addition, many are using apps like Snapchat and Periscope, making it more socially acceptable to use apps for professional engagement.”
There is no doubt that collaboration results in greater employee engagement and better productivity, but are you prepared to serve your customers in the collaboration practice? Today, Comstor is enabling partners with tools and services that make it easier to get Cisco collaboration solutions to their end-users. By providing support for your leadership team, practices leads, solution architects, sales and marketing teams, partner relations, and engineering teams, Comstor can help you build and grow your Cisco Collaboration practice.
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