Last week we upgraded the WebEx application for the iPad. Many are already enjoying the freedom of being a mobile WebEx user on their Smartphone (and share enviable stories on Twitter about where they are when they are working and the other participants have no idea!).
Helping the mobile worker has been a long-time Cisco value. In 2007, Cisco commissioned a study: Understanding and Managing the Mobile Workforce that looked at ways to really grasp how mobility was emerging. Of course, since then, "going mobile" has really become the norm.
In that study, they found:
Successful mobile workers tend to be resilient extroverts. They are open to new experiences and highly adaptable. And, contrary to the stereotype of the harassed and disoriented road warrior, they are supremely organized and independent-minded. With the right kind of tailored support, their productivity and adaptability make them superlative operators in an era of increasing demands and constant change.
In 2007, the Cisco study cited a prediction that "within two years, one quarter of the world’s working population will be mobile workers." As we end 2010, based on a recent study by IDC, a global provider of IT market intelligence, the world’s mobile worker population will pass the one billion mark.
We want to provide technological solutions that make you more effective.
At VoiceCon a few months ago, the Cisco Collaboration team demonstrated how communication tools are coming together to deliver a seamless experience from mobile to desktop. Watch the video here.
Of course, all of this mobile communication is protected by Cisco security.
We hope our mobile WebEx solutions help make your mobile work life better, easier and more effective.