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Cisco + Samsung: Powering Workplace Transformation By Doubling-Down on Huddle Spaces and Ideation

Employees are being asked to collaborate across organizational structures to solve tough business challenges and the millennial workforce is demanding a modern collaboration toolset to inspire ideation. Companies who are enabling employees with a market leading collaboration toolset are experiencing a workplace transformation with modern meeting spaces and more engaged employees.

As the Vice President and General Manager of Webex Devices at Cisco, I have access to an expansive device set and it has exponentially changed the way my team works. The Room Kit Mini is transforming our huddle spaces, products from the Room Series provides that in-person experience and the Webex Board enables agile teams to ideate while they are thousands of miles apart. But what about companies who have already made an investment in ideation tools? What happens when they are ready to collaborate across distributed teams and want to apply cognitive capabilities to work smarter and become more efficient?

Webex and Samsung Have Partnered on the Solution

As announced at InfoComm 2019, Samsung and Cisco have unveiled the next phase of their strategic partnership to improve modern workplace collaboration. A huddle-in-a-box-solution soon available from distributors, and the integration between the Samsung Flip and Room Kit Series available later this year.

“Collaboration is at the heart of any great business and our partnership with Cisco, the leader in collaboration and networking technology, will allow us to transform workspaces,” said Hyesung Ha, Senior Vice President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “We look forward to working with Cisco to continually innovate the way businesses collaborate.”

Upgrading huddle spaces with pervasive video is one of the first steps companies are taking to achieve workplace transformation. The seamless integration between the Webex Room Kit Mini and Samsung 4K UHD Signage QMR Series will provide the perfect huddle-in-a-box with optimized experiences including:

  • One of a Kind — The only plug-and-play, out-of-the-box video huddle solution available in today’s market
  • Access to Cognitive Collaboration Capabilities: facial recognition, optimal framing, noise detection, people insights, and more
  • One Button Access to push access to Webex meetings number entry via touch 10 device
  • Device management: On-prem and cloud

 

Transforming the Digital Workplace

The Samsung and Cisco solutions help to create the ultimate Cisco meeting experience

Companies who are in the advanced stages of workplace transformation are looking to add ideation capabilities to expedite co-creation among global teams. The

Cisco Webex Board is available today as the all-in-one video and ideation device for agile teams. In Q4 of 2019, you will be able to connect the Samsung Flip to the Cisco Webex Room series and expand ideation and whiteboarding beyond a single meeting and beyond the four walls of your conference room. Cisco and Samsung are market leaders in the workplace transformation space and are excited about the partnership that will optimize experiences, expand choices, and enable smarter meeting experiences.

We hope you are as excited as we are about the expansion of more digital whiteboarding options for the collaboration space. Our aim is to remove any friction when it comes to team collaboration. This partnership makes that possible by truly integrating industry leading technology with an easy to buy and easy to use experience. Providing more options for how companies collaborate will expedite workplace transformation.

If you would like more information on how to add Cisco Webex devices to your current investment, start here or leave a comment below.

 

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Sandeep Mehra

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