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Cisco Spark with AT&T Creates Communications Simplicity

December 14, 2017

Cisco Spark with AT&T is creating a singular communications experience for businesses, powered by AT&T’s global network. Meetings, messaging, calling, whiteboards, files, and more are available through a forum that’s safe and dependable as well as seamless, eliminating the challenge of juggling multiple tools. These operations are effective from any location or device, allowing remote workers or businesses with multiple locations to participate.

"We're focused on bringing people together to create, communicate and engage seamlessly – and Cisco Spark with AT&T does exactly that," said Roman Pacewicz, chief product officer, AT&T Business. "When evaluating their digital transformation strategy, or reviewing their current collaboration tools, businesses will find this solution extends the value of their current tools."

Cisco Spark with AT&T allows for documents to be shared and stored in one place while corrections and suggestions can be made on projects and saved in the same space. This eliminates the back and forth tracking of emails while providing immediate feedback. Transitioning from documents to messaging to meetings is a simple as one click.

As for conferencing, teams of up to 25 users can take advantage of this service with each user having a personal room to which they can schedule meetings. Audio conference to phone calls to videoconferencing; meetings hold up to 200 people globally. Those invited need access from a PSTN, Cisco Spark board, Skype for Business (teams), etc. Meetings is supported in over 150 countries, calling to 80 countries.

"Cisco is putting our leading providers at the center of our cloud strategy," said Rowan Trollope, SVP and GM, Applications Group, Cisco. "As we bring Cisco Spark and other SaaS solutions to market, we will team with our global service providers to jointly develop, sell and market. This unique SaaS model is not about service providers simply reselling Cisco Spark, but about joint innovation and shared business outcomes."

Edited by Erik Linask