So just what does collaboration mean to you?

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Back in your university days, it meant working well with others, particularly within teams, but that was when the worldwide web was but a speck on the horizon. Today when people speak of collaboration, the inferences are broader; referring to a combination of technology-based tools that enhance how and when we work and the enhanced delivery of outcomes.

The suite of technologies that support collaboration – or unified communications – includes mobility, voice, web/video conferencing, mobile, instant messaging, chat, white-boarding, and presence. Together with the right architecture in place, they facilitate better communications by allowing us to access documents 24/7; connect faster and more reliably with multiple stakeholders; work simultaneously on documents; and meet face-to-face in digital environments.

Organizations benefit from: enhanced, faster decision making; shared insights that lead to better quality, innovation, and speed-to-market; significant cost-savings; and a competitive edge. And, that’s just the beginning; consider too that they also deliver gains in productivity, efficiency, employee engagement, and even business intelligence and IP.

That’s a pretty significant ROI equation making collaboration technologies well worth the time spent exploring and selecting the right solutions for your organization. And now Cisco has made getting informed easy for you with Collaboration Wednesdays. Designed to provide you with what you need to know, Collaboration Wednesdays provide updates around the latest and most innovative technologies which are intended to improve communication and help lead to better business and happier customers. Rotating through four themes, and presented through a combination of on-site or webinar presentations, each Wednesday of the month features a collaboration technology. Technologies are grouped according to their primary use – so, for example, the fourth Wednesday of the month is all about meetings and the technologies that make them more effective and efficient and the second Wednesday of the month focuses on end-to-end solutions.

Register for one or all Cisco’s Collaboration Wednesdays
– and find out how you can take the ROI of collaboration technologies even higher.




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