Cisco in March announced the launch of Spark at Enterprise Connect 2015 in Orlando, USA, which coincided with CiscoLive 2015 in Melbourne. A few months earlier Microsoft had announced its integration of Skype and Lync under the banner of ‘Skype for Business,’ and it has several partners on board now to bring the solution to the market in 1H15.
I was able to share a variety of files, including photos, Word documents, Web pages and PowerPoint decks.
In my tests, I conducted calls on Windows, Mac, iPad and iPhone, with groups ranging from two to 11 people, who were using a variety of devices. In one call, participants were in London, Brussels, Malaga, Lille, Leuven and Krakaw. Another included a person driving in a car, using a cellular connection. All of the people looked and sounded sharp and smooth.
We were looking for a room scheduling solution for the agriculture and rural development buildings. We ended with Room scheduling and videoconferencing together in a single device.
Before HuddleTec, each time I set up a conference call I had a moment of Russian Roulette as I clicked the “join” button. And 50% of the time, there was some kind of problem.