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Cisco Turns Their Spark into WebEx Teams

News item: April 24, 2018
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At the Cisco 2018 Collaboration Summit taking place this week, Cisco have announced that Cisco Spark will be rebranded and converged with WebEx to become Cisco WebEx Teams. 

The result will be a new WebEx meeting application with seamless team collaboration, bringing together the award-winning Video Conferencing devices into the new combined platform. 

The first thing you will notice about the new Webex Meetings is that it is “video first,” meaning you’ll be strongly encouraged to turn on your camera. That’s because seeing and being seen are fundamental to good teamwork. Gone are the days when you’d stare at the screen only to see the presentation. You’ll now see all your teammates, in crisp, clean layouts whether you are using your laptop, your Cisco video room device or your mobile device.

Because we deliver Webex through the cloud, the one hundred million people worldwide who use Webex do not need to take any action. They will simply get the update in the coming months.

Cisco launch a brand new version of Cisco Spark whilst giving it a new name

Cisco will launch a brand new version Today’s business challenges are getting more and more complex, creating an urgency to help teams connect and get their best work done. They want to make it simple for Webex users to take the next step to team collaboration.

Cisco’s goal has always been to make Cisco Spark the most simple, most secure team collaboration tool available in the marketplace. With the launch of a new version of Cisco Spark, and changing its name to Webex Teams, when companies are ready to make their move to team collaboration they can do so with the brand that they already know and love. All they need to do is add the Teams extension to start using team-based persistent collaboration.

With this new version, The technology has been completely integrated across the applications so you can access the same WebEx meeting functionality in the WebEx Teams meetings, and have a common experience, no matter which you choose. With whiteboarding, persistent messaging, simple guest access, content sharing and integrated tools, you get support from teams both during and after your meetings. 

The new name also extends to the current range of Video Conferencing devices. For instance, the Cisco Spark Board becomes the Webex Board. 

Find out more or get in touch with VideoCentric today to discuss WebEx Teams for your organisation. 

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