Cisco offers advancements to enterprise IP phone systems with integrated collaboration capabilities

Cisco announced advancements to enterprise
grade IP phone systems with integrated collaboration capabilities without
taxing already constrained IT and financial resources.

Cisco introduced innovations to the Cisco
Business Edition 3000 and the Cisco Business Edition 6000.

These innovations enable midsize customers
to access collaboration offerings including rich video to instant messaging to

“Cisco is striving to help midmarket
organizations succeed by giving them greater opportunities for cross-company
collaboration and the benefits of video-enhanced interactions. Innovations like
the ones announced today show Cisco’s commitment to innovating to meet to
distinct needs of the midmarket at price points that are attractive to such
companies,” said Steve Slattery, vice president and general manager, IP
Communications Business Unit (IPCBU), Cisco.

The Cisco Business Edition family, together
with Cisco WebEx and Cisco TelePresence for small and medium-sized businesses,
provide a complete portfolio of capabilities for mid-size organizations.

Cisco will be offering IP telephony systems
for $100 per user for a 100-person organization, while including functionality
that allows smaller shops to harness the power of business-changing unified
communications solutions.

With 800 employees, Kettle Produce is one
of Britain’s biggest suppliers of fresh vegetables to major supermarkets and
multiple retailers.

“A single missed phone call can mean a
major missed revenue opportunity if we harvest too little or a major problem if
we harvest crops that may rot because no one wants to buy them that day. By
replacing our aging PBX system with the Cisco Business Edition 3000, we got all
the functionality we need today to maintain and grow our business. In the
foreseeable future, we could reap further benefits by replacing regular
business trips to our sister company in Spain with video conferences enabled by
our new system,” said Alan Berry, IS manager, Kettle Foods.

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