Cisco TelePresence Enhances Customer Relationships, Reduces Travel Expenses, and Increases Productivity
Source: Cisco Systems
General business goals for Cisco also motivated the search for effective tools to replace in-person meetings. One corporate goal was to reduce travel expenses by 20 percent while creating a new way of work that increases employee interactions with customers, partners, and colleagues. Cisco also wanted another option for effective communications during a disaster, travel restrictions, or other events that could disrupt business continuity. The Cisco TelePresence Meeting solution provides significant capabilities for addressing these challenges. By mid-2007, Cisco IT plans to deploy 110 Cisco TelePresence 3000 endpoints in selected Cisco offices worldwide. Each endpoint includes 65-inch plasma screens, microphones, cameras, high-definition codecs, and other elements necessary for a virtual meeting that supports the "Same room" experience.