SAN JOSE, Calif., February 13, 2012 – Cisco today announced that Virgin Media, the UK's leading entertainment and digital communications company, is deploying Cisco Quad™, Cisco WebEx® and Cisco Unified Communications to its people. The solutions are being rolled out as part of Virgin Media's Flexible Working Initiative and will enable thousands of employees to collaborate and work remotely with video calls and shared documents, all easily accessible via PCs, laptops, tablets and mobile phones.
Cisco Quad will become a virtual knowledge bank that helps create social business communities, bringing together people with common skills and interests, enabling them to share files or videos with other co-workers across projects and workstreams, and offering instant WebEx® conferencing sessions or instant messaging chat sessions, all enabled through the browser-based platform.
With Quad, filtered and relevant information "comes to you," allowing users to find resources and skills, prioritize work and activity more easily. This social software platform enables ‘real time' decision making with WebEx conferencing sessions, through communities, activity feeds and watch lists accessible via any browser or through mobile applications. Quad allows Virgin Media employees to discover and participate in discussions with relevant groups that may have been previously unknown to them. This supports the Virgin Media vision for a truly collaborative and flexible working environment.
"The ability of social media to actively engage audiences is proven, and we're making the most of Cisco's collaboration software to bring new ways of working to Virgin Media," said Elisa Nardi, chief people and services officer, Virgin Media. "Our people will be able to connect using video, chat and activity feeds from the office, when working from home and on the go. We're enabling a more flexible and collaborative work environment and will continue to develop our use of Cisco Quad and WebEx to deliver an outstanding experience to our people and, ultimately, a more agile and engaged workforce."
Virgin Media will roll out Cisco's Flexible Working solution to its people working across teams and on company-wide projects in early February of this year.
- Virgin Media's use of collaboration technologies will enable greater flexibility to co-work from a variety of office locations and from home.
- The rich media capabilities extended through WebEx high-definition video help engage workers with a more collaborative working experience.
- Cisco WebEx can help shorten the time to make key business decisions with immediate video ‘face-to-face" conversations.
- Cisco Quad can improve business agility by providing rapid access to information and people and reduces duplication of effort through its enterprise search capability which helps employees find relevant experts, content and communities.
Murali Sitaram, vice president and general manager, Cloud Collaboration Applications Technology Group, Cisco: "Virgin Media understands the power of an engaged and informed workforce. Putting people and their expertise at the heart of their collaboration solutions will not only improve internal relationships but also lead to more satisfying customer experiences."
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