Cisco Systems has announced several enhancements to its collaboration portfolio. Key takeaways include:
Source: Cisco Unified Communications Scorecard at SoftwareReviews. Accessed November 11, 2019
Cisco’s enhancement to their collaboration portfolio reinforces the growth that the organization has seen for their collaboration suite over the past year. However, despite these gains, the organization as a whole continues to be struck by slower enterprise spending and the ongoing US-China trade dispute.
Indeed, in the same week as Cisco’s collaboration announcement, Piper Jaffray downgraded Cisco from overweight to neutral. In other words, Cisco’s stock return is projected to be in line with the industry average, rather than return a higher amount. After all, Cisco’s shares fell nearly 16% in August, reversing its broader 2019 uptrend.
Cisco consumers will certainly be rejoicing at the partnership with Microsoft. However, it will be interesting to see whether the eventual power dynamics of this relationship will be Microsoft taking advantage of a weakening Cisco organization, bringing Webex users into the Office 365 ecosystem
Coming early 2020, Zoom Rooms will be able to join Microsoft Teams meetings and Microsoft Teams Rooms will be able to join Zoom meetings.
Microsoft and Cisco have announced a partnership to enhance interoperability between Microsoft Teams Rooms and Phone System and Cisco Webex Room. The move reflects growing end-user demand for a unified communications platform that encourages mixed-vendor interoperability.
Slack’s stock value continues to plummet, with Microsoft’s Teams offering cited as a major reason.
Microsoft Teams’ latest innovations offer a range of benefits for healthcare organizations.
Swit has announced a new integration with Salesforce: Salesforce CRM Integration powered by Swit.
Zoom Video Communications has announced an array of offerings for 2020 at its third-annual Zoomtopia Conference.
Swit has launched a new Advanced tier for its collaboration suite, enabling innovative cross-team collaboration for small and large organizations.
Cisco is beginning to lose patience with its Zoom interoperability after another Zoom security risk: access for the Zoom Connector for Cisco hosted on zoom.us did not require authentication, allowing external users to join a Zoom meeting without password credentials.