Cisco’s Approach to the BYOD Challenge

England 20/08/2013 – Practically everyone uses some form of smartphone, tablet or other mobile device in the workplace.

Naturally, employees carry out the majority of tasks using hardware and software provided by their employer when in the workplace. However, at the same time more and more employees and others who may visit the workplace for short periods are bringing and using their own smart devices too whilst onsite.

Naturally, wherever people go they expect their devices to functuion. They rely heavily on their tablets and Smartphones and need to be able to access their data and work wherever they go. That data may be information needed for a meeting, in which case they may want to be able to pass some of that data from their devices to those of others within a workplace. People increasingly need to be able to collaborate using devices that work on different operating system, something that Cisco Unified Communications Solutionsis very aware of and believes is vital if businesses are to grow and prosper. As a result, Cisco has an “any device, anytime, anywhere” strategy, which ensures that the system soloutions they come up with are as flexible as possible. They believe that the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) culture is here to stay and want to make sure that they support this consumer and workplace habit.

Examples of Cisco’s commitment to collaborative systems
There are many examples of Cisco systems that are designed to be used across all devices, which are proving useful and popular. Their conferencing application WebEx is a great example. The mobile version of this App runs on iPhone, iPad, Blackberry or any Android powered device. It is also possible to run it over Wi-Fi on any 3 or 4g enabled device, regardless of its operating system. There are many other examples of cross platform and protocol business system soloutions.

Cisco specialists like Unifi Communications work with a huge range of companies who use a myriad of devices running on every combination of platform imaginable. Therefore, for them and their customers the flexibility of Cisco’s systems is crucial. It enables them to provide bespoke soloutions for those customers who need it. Importantnly when a customer changes how they work, adapting their system to take account of this is not only possible, it is also quick and easy to do.

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