Replay and slides: Collaboration Solutions with IBM and Cisco
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Today the ICS Community call was focused on the IBM and Cisco combined offerings. I invited IBM's Luis Guirigay and Cisco's Eme Dean-Lewis to discuss this offering. Luis and Eme went over all aspects of the offering, including a great demo.
You can stream the demo or download it. You'll need to down
Questions and answers: Q: Will this [offering] work with IBM Connections on Premises?
A: Not from the licensing/offering perspective. However, via ISSC services we can deploy all of the integrations for On Premises Connections customers.
Q: Is the Cisco partnership a replacement for Sametime? If so, what is the future of Sametime?
A: Sametime On Premises is still our lead offering for On Premises customers. For Cloud, Cisco is a premium offering for those use cases wher IBM Meetings (Cloud) cannot satisfy the requirements. IBM Meetings is still part of our Cloud offering.
Q: With M2 Spark, doesn't it require all participants be Spark subscribers?
A: M2 Spark subscribers can interact with Free Spark users as well.
Q: Is there an offering that includes Webex Webinar?
A: Yes. M3 when bought using Employee Count or Active users licensing model.
Q: Is there a minimum order quantity (e.g. could a very small business order this bundle in a sensible way)?
A: For "Named User" of Spark M2 or M3 included in the combined offer - the minimum order quantity is 1.
Q: What are the MSRP list price for these parts?
A: The prices for the bundled offers of IBM Connections Cloud and/or IBM Verse with Cisco Spark M2 or M3 are available. Suggest you contact your business partner or IBM rep for more details.