It’s all in the new Webex
Cisco Webex just announced an all new Webex: the next generation collaboration platform. What does this mean? And more specifically, what does this mean for you?
The 10x experience
In the opening keynote at WebexOne on December 8, Jeetu Patel, GM of Security and Applications at Cisco announced the all new Webex—one easy-to-use and secure app to call, message, meet, and get work done.
The all new Webex aims to create an experience that is 10 times better than in-person interactions. You may be asking yourself, is this even possible?
Let’s dive into this.
Inclusive by design
This year brought a lot of change to the way we work, forcing millions to adjust to working from home. Office doors were closed for extended periods of time, and as some have opened or are planning to re-open, the big question being asked is “what will the future of work look like?”
As we’ve seen this year, the future is unpredictable. But we’re fairly confident that remote work will continue to be a large part of the new work normal. As a result, the way we collaborate virtually needs to advance even further—beyond just video conferencing and screen sharing—giving everyone an equal opportunity to participate no matter where they are or how they communicate.
Webex is built for enhanced virtual interactions. It’s built to bring everyone in, allow every voice to be heard, and break barriers to communication, regardless of geography, personality type, or language preference. New meeting templates will allow you to choose how, when, and how long you meet, ensuring all attendees get a chance to speak. And real time closed captioning with language translations in 10 different languages will remove communication barriers. Simply put, Webex is designed to make sure everyone is included.
Changing the way you work
Today, we need to be able to work anywhere, at any time. With a single, consistent collaboration experience, you’ll be able to work quickly and efficiently, from anywhere in the world. Here’s how.
With combined meeting, messaging, and calling, Webex is able to connect people faster and easier than ever before while allowing for both synchronous and asynchronous communication.
Send messages 1:1 or to a group. If you need to share a document or hop on a call, you can do it, too. All in the same place.
What’s more, you can even personalize the entire experience. Change your color pallet, background, and photos. New video layouts let you set your own stage, showing as many or as few participants, and placing them in a view that works for you. And soon, AI-enabled in-meeting reactions will allow you to immediately express yourself non-verbally using emojis and natural gestures.
The all-new Webex will bring to life the magic and power of productive, engaging and fun teamwork.
Creating a smarter experience
The all new Webex is designed with built-in intelligence and machine learning that are revolutionizing the way we work. From integrations with Outlook, Google, Box, and more, to personalized meeting experiences and automated tasks, your meetings will become more productive than ever.
We also know that not everyone has access to a home office and meetings can take place anywhere. Your meetings will benefit from noise removal and speech enhancement technology. This means those unwanted sounds that creep into meetings (like a vacuum cleaner or lawn mower) will be detected and removed without you having to mute—a way better experience than an in-person meeting with distracting background noise.
At the end of the day, the all new Webex wants to bring people together to do exceptional work, while creating an equal opportunity for everyone. We are excited about this launch and look forward to hearing how Webex changes the way you work and makes your interactions 10x better than in-person.
To learn more, including Cisco Webex’s intent to acquire Slido, check out Abhay Kulkarni’s blog here.
You can also watch a rich library of on-demand sessions from WebexOne, here.
And try the all new Webex for free, today.
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