Welcome to Episode 66 of the Cloud Wars Horizon Minute — featuring news and commentary hosted by Acceleration Economy analyst Tom Smith. Each episode provides insights into one or more innovation accelerators on the Cloud Wars Horizon. This episode focuses on new partnerships and products from Cisco Webex.
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00:44 — Cisco’s Webex business recently took the wraps off partnerships with Microsoft and Apple, its collaboration suite updates, and a new collaboration device
01:05 — At its Webex One conference last month, the company cited research that finds 85% of companies use more than one meeting platform — highlighting the need for interoperability and an ecosystem built on collaboration to benefit customers
01:28 — Cisco is partnering with Microsoft, enabling the Microsoft Teams Rooms experience on Cisco’s collaboration devices wherever people choose to work. It’s upgrading Webex Calling with new Teams integration that lets users make Webex Calls in the Teams interface.
01:50 — Under its partnership with Apple, iPhone and iPad users can now share content from the rear-facing or front-facing camera via the Webex Meetings app and annotate over what they’re seeing with Mobile Camera Share.
01:58 — The new Cisco Room Kit EQ, powered by Cisco artificial intelligence (AI) technology, enables true-to-life meeting experiences, bringing seamless integration to enable video and transforming large spaces for inclusive hybrid work.
02:50 — A new Webex Whiteboard app lets users benefit from a simple, easy-to-use whiteboarding experience regardless of where they’re working
03:05 — For security, the company introduced Audio Watermarking, which tags audio streams to every participant in a confidential meeting with a marker that cannot be heard by the human ear.
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