IBM® and Cisco inspire innovation with unique collaboration and communications tools. Remove distractions, improve focus and provide insights. Knowledge workers will be empowered to do their best work. Developers can tap open APIs to create differentiated, intelligent apps and services. IT needs are addressed with cost-effective, security-rich solutions and uniform support.


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IBM and Cisco announce our first set of integrated collaboration solutions

Now professionals will be able to work more efficiently and seamlessly across communications and collaboration applications:

  • Launch a Cisco WebEx ® meeting, or host your own Cisco WebEx meeting, directly from IBM Connections Cloud and IBM Verse
  • Click to Chat from Connections Cloud or Verse navigation bar and business card to Cisco Spark™ or Cisco Jabber
  • Use Cisco WebEx meetings as your Verse calendar default e-meeting
  • Easily share content from Connections or Verse within your Cisco Spark or Cisco WebEx iOS app
  • Support Single Sign On between IBM Connections Cloud and Cisco Spark or Cisco WebEx
  • Ability to purchase the full suite of Cisco chat and meetings capabilities directly from IBM

And this is only the beginning.  Enhanced joint solutions from IBM and Cisco will help your teams focus on work that matters most.

An ever-evolving platform for collaboration and communication

Broad partner and developer ecosystem will drive innovation:

  • Open cloud and mobile will fuel development of new apps and integration of existing systems
  • Flexible cloud models can help increase speed to market
  • Modular designs will allow customers to mix and match what they need

Open frameworks and APIs will allow better re-use and faster innovation

IBM and Cisco will keep you in the know and in the flow

As you join in our cognitive journey, over time cognitive-enhanced communications and collaboration tools will be able to:

  • Reason, understand and learn from your conversations across your business applications
  • Naturally interact with you to suggest next logical step and take action
  • Provide advanced analytics to support better and faster decision-making
  • Keep you engaged with the right people and content at the right time

Personalized, expert advice will help people turn everyday work into inspired work

IBM and Cisco announce a joint effort to produce collaboration offerings that have cognitive and analytics capabilities

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