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Cisco unites its collaborative portfolio to simplify the experience for users and IT administrators. All devices now run on the same operating system and all apps have improved interoperability.

For example, at the end of the summer Jabber, a platform for communication via video, voice and meetings, will have a similar look and feel to Webex Teams. That’s what ZDNet reports. The apps will also work better together. This makes it possible to write notes in Jabber and they will appear in the Team app.

In addition, the company announced that its Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven People Insights, initially only available for Webex meetings, will be available for the entire portfolio. That includes calls, messages, meetings and Jabber. “We continue to provide customers with rich intelligence and context layer by layer, while also ensuring that we continue to provide the best, most seamless experience in our entire portfolio,” said Amy Chang, SVP of Cisco Collaboration.

“We deliver technology that works well together and is supported by intelligence and business insights.”


In April, Cisco announced that it was making its Webex tool smarter by combining facial recognition technology with automatically generated profiles. In this way, the company tries to compete with competitors such as Slack and Microsoft Teams. With the extension, users should be able to identify participants in a meeting based on their profile. This profile may include, for example, the current job title, as well as previous work experience, expertise or hobbies.

Webex now has over 130 million users per month and supports 360 million meetings per year. In addition, at least 95 percent of the Fortune 500 companies use the tool. Microsoft Teams is now used by over 500,000 organizations and by 91 of the Fortune 100 companies. Slack has 10 million daily active users and 65 Fortune 100 companies and 85,000 paying customers.

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