I want you to take a minute and think about how much of your day is actually consumed by meetings. Think about how many of those are in person vs. on the phone. How many of the participants are remote or traveling? How many actually involve a conferencing solution for content share or video? Did the meeting start on time? As obnoxious an exercise as this might appear, it’s not in vain and done to simply illustrate just how much of our time is consumed in meetings. While some meetings are better than others - simply put meetings are where we get things done, collaborate with our team, interface with our customers; you get the point.
Last month, Cisco introduced a range of new artificial intelligence (AI) features for Webex under the banner of Cognitive Collaboration. Together, these promise to elevate smart meetings to a whole new level.
Every day my calendar is filled with meetings. I can take little solace in knowing that I am not unique when it comes to meetings because they take up a substantial chunk of most people’s working lives. In fact, according to a Harris Poll that appeared in The Atlantic, the average employee spends close to 40% of their working days in meetings. And these trends will not change anytime soon; in fact, they will most likely grow.
The proper workspace, or meeting room, is a key requirement to having productive, collaborative work sessions. Users need the right sized space; the right room features and shouldn’t struggle with the logistics of booking these spaces.
We have all been in the situation where we are forced book a smaller room than is needed because there is nothing else available. Then as you make your way to your meeting, you walk past countless meeting rooms where half the seats are empty, any one of which could have easily used your smaller room allowing you to conduct your meeting in a suitably sized space.
As part of its Meeting Solutions portfolio, the Stack8 team has created the Intelligent Booking System using Webex Teams, Proximity, Exchange & Graph. The Intelligent Booking System is designed to ensure optimal utilization of your meeting rooms while facilitating the process of booking them. It’s like having someone proactively overseeing your room bookings to ensure the greatest ROI on your meeting room investments.
Join Stack8 at Cisco Live 2018, Collaboration Village – Pod C:17
Montreal, CANADA, June 06, 2018 - Stack8, a leading provider of managed and professional services and proactive automation solutions for Cisco Unified Communications (UC) applications, today announced its participation at Cisco Live 2018, June 10-14, 2018, at the Orange County Convention Center.