Microsoft or Cisco Collaboration Cloud?

Microsoft or Cisco Collaboration Cloud?

Within the collaboration market there are currently two main players in the cloud space; Microsoft and Cisco. Microsoft’s collaboration offering comes in the form of Office365 (O365) and allows companies to deploy Skype for Business and Teams across their companies as the collaboration platform. Cisco, have a dedicated collaboration cloud which supports all their conferencing technology, and Cisco Spark, their latest all-in-one collaboration tool which sits in their cloud.

Which is the right move for your business? What challenges will you face if you choose to deploy one of them across your organisation?

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Quickfire Collaboration Questions: Answered

Quickfire Collaboration Questions: Answered

Quickfire answers to the most common, and most challenging unified collaboration and video conferencing questions that we are asked.

We will be posting a single question at a time, so be sure to come back and check when your question is answered, or post your question in the comments at the bottom so that we can answer it for you.

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Creating Unified Collaboration from Collaboration Islands

Creating Unified Collaboration from Collaboration Islands

Business collaboration for the user is supposed to be easy to do, reliable, and make your daily business life more productive. On top of that, having high quality audio and video should mean conversations and content sharing can be carried out without repetition and serious squinting.

It really should be as straightforward to achieve this as buying some hardware and a service, having it installed and maintained, and everything is great and works. All your employees are happy collaborating. However, as most businesses find out, it’s more complicated than that.

Video conferencing has a renowned history for being difficult, and whilst many of those challenges are being overcome, such as ease of use, the interoperability of different manufacturers continues to cause headaches for service owners due to closed architecture or a protective island approach to the way the businesses were run.

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Don’t Rush to Compare the Feature Sets of Cisco Spark and Microsoft Skype for Business

Don’t Rush to Compare the Feature Sets of Cisco Spark and Microsoft Skype for Business

If you are thinking about deploying either Microsoft Skype for Business or Cisco Spark as part of your collaboration strategy, we would suggest that you don’t simply look to the feature sets of the solution, but make a more informed decision based on key business and operational drivers.

Simplifying and rationalising communication and collaboration is vital, but it can only become truly successful with adoption, and that starts with user experience.

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Are fluid workplaces the key to collaboration?

Are fluid workplaces the key to collaboration?

In the current battle to dominate the unified collaboration space in the enterprise workplace between Microsoft Skype for Business and Cisco Spark, decisions must be made on the needs and workflows of the users.

In this blog, we want to look at the changing workspace environment (a much-discussed topic), but really pull out what it is that Skype for Business and Spark can offer users, and why it is so important.

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80% of Collaboration Projects Fail to Meet Business Objectives

80% of Collaboration Projects Fail to Meet Business Objectives

In the unified collaboration battle between Cisco Spark and Microsoft Skype for Business, getting the choice right could boost the company’s profits, whereas getting it wrong could be disastrous.

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