Transitioning to Remote Work and Distance Learning
As many government, commercial and education agencies shifted to remote work and distance learning over the past couple of months – the world discovered that many work tasks and education initiatives can be completed from anywhere. In fact, productivity and efficiency could be increased for organizations deploying collaboration applications to their employees and students. We, at Strategic Communications, also transitioned to remote work just like everyone else.
Fast forward to now, remote work and distance learning have proven to be a good option for more people long term. Some consider a hybrid approach, consisting of a blend of remote collaboration and onsite visits to the office or classrooms. The big question is how to make it sustainable, seamless, and safe for people and organizations. Especially when employees and students are engaging in private conversations and sharing confidential business information and strategies during their workday.
Strategic Communications understands this modern work experience and the need in enabling people to work from anywhere. How do we make distributed teams as effective as co-located teams, maybe even more? Enabling them to do all the things that they would typically do in the office such as meet, share, collaborate, and ideate on a whiteboard with a co-worker.
Cisco Webex App (Webex Teams)
Cisco brings this vision to life with its Webex App. This modern collaboration tool provides users with the ability to call, message, meet, and share regardless of location, on a desktop and mobile device. Webex easily integrates and meets our customers where they are with APIs and SDKs, bots, buttons and cards, embedded apps, and native integrations to enable seamless workflows. Currently, Webex offers seamless integrations with over 24,000 3rd party apps and over 64,000 bots.
We are excited about Webex’s latest new integration with Box enabling users to access, co-edit, and manage files from within the Webex App. The Box integration is in addition to existing ones in place with Microsoft OneDrive and Google. In addition, Webex is launching the new Telehealth Connectors to help scale and streamline the virtual healthcare experience. Enabling healthcare staff and patients to connect via simple, easy-to-use video telehealth consultations, scheduled directly from their Epic EMR portal.
Collaborate securely from anywhere, on any device
To support small and midsize organizations with up to 1,000 users – Cisco is making Webex more affordable. The new Webex Work bundle is now available and includes essential, secure calling, meetings and messaging in a single, affordable plan that is easy to but, set-up and support. It also supports rapidly the changing needs of SMBs, with a utility-based model where you subscribe for a committed set of named users, then add and remove additional “uncommitted” users through the course of your agreement, via self-service provisioning in Webex Control Hub, billed monthly in arrears. For example, if you are a small retailer looking to ramp up staffing for the Holiday season, simply add more “uncommitted” users in Webex Control Hub when you need them and remove them when no longer required. The flexibility, security, and bundled costs make Webex a tremendous collaboration solution for organizations of all sizes!
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