WWT Collaboration Director Offers Insight on Launch of Cisco Webex Board

Collaboration Practice Director Joe Berger spoke to TechTarget and CRN about the innovation and value behind the Cisco Webex Board.

January 23, 2017 2 minute read

WWT talks innovation and value add with Webex Board

Cisco launched a new collaboration tool on Tues., Jan. 24, 2017 called Webex Board (formerly Spark Board). WWT was able to perform some beta testing with the digital whiteboard prior to it's launch and from there was able to offer some insight on the product as news broke.

When speaking to CRN and TechTarget, Collaboration Practice Director Joe Berger spoke of the technology's innovation and value add to the existing Webex Teams app. He also mentioned how the lower price point helps put collaboration tools in everyones hands for a better overall experience for enterprises workforce. Read the full articles below.

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Joe Berger, practice director for collaboration at St. Louis-based World Wide Technology (WWT), said he also views Webex Board as an add-on sale. He said the collaboration product is nice on its own, but works best as part of the broader Cisco Webex Teams story of messaging, meeting and calling.

In that context, "you really start to see how all of these [pieces] come together for a collaboration experience," Berger explained.

Berger also credited Cisco with lowering the cost of entry for video conferencing, while also making collaboration technology easier to use. Those factors will let customers put video endpoints into more places, so "more and more rooms are enabled," he noted.

"We really wanted to get this into the hands of a lot of customers," added Jens Meggers, Cisco's senior vice president and general manager for the vendor's cloud collaboration technology group. He noted 85% of all meeting rooms are not technology-enabled.

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