Cisco and Verizon team up to provide the Verizon’s customers with Cisco Spark that is a new cloud based collaboration service and it is a part of Verizon’s plan for next generation cloud solutions.
GreatResponder.com Cisco announces that it will team up with the Verizon Enterprises to deliver the cloud based collaboration, Cisco Spark to the customers of Verizon. The statement builds on sustained hard work from Verizon to boost its variety next-generation partnership solutions, which by now consist of offers such as Collaboration Meeting Room, Cisco WebEx Cloud Connected Audio and Verizon’s UCCaaS Mobile First service.
“Verizon is a leader in delivering global, mobile-enabled unified communications solutions to our business and government clients,” said Bob Minai, Executive Director, Advanced Communications at Verizon. “By integrating Cisco Spark meeting and messaging capabilities into Verizon’s collaboration portfolio and a global network, Verizon and Cisco will continue to help enterprise clients with digital transformation initiatives that drive better customer experiences and meaningful, measurable business outcomes.”
The latest combined offer will bring Spark Message and Spark Meet features incorporated with Verizon’s business collaboration services. The final objective of the partnership will be to build up a service provided in such a manner that the clients are not able to distinguish between the Cisco and Verizon components. Though at present accessible only in the US, the service will be presented to ventures and government clients worldwide till the end of the year.
Cisco has also stated the allotment of $150 million to the Cisco Spark for Development Fund, to produce new thoughts for the ecosystem. The finance will cover up direct investments, joint expansion, additional improvements and developer support.
“Cisco is putting our leading providers at the center of our cloud strategy. 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” said Rowan Trollope, GM Cisco Collaboration.
The Verizon has been putting significant efforts over the last 12 months to boost its cloud-based communications offerings, to fulfill the load of progressively more mobile and joint workforce. With organizations increasingly probing for opportunities to make a more creative working environment, software and cloud based offerings that allow employees to work in the office, from residence or on the path, are rapidly becoming the standard.
The corporation continues Verizon’s development of joint business, subsequent on last month’s statement that it will team up with HyperOffice.