Cisco Jabber Review – Unified Communications & Collaboration for Mac
Collaborate anywhere, on any device with Cisco Jabber
Cisco is an American multinational technology company that has firmly secured its place as one of the leading brands currently operating within the telecommunications market.
Throughout this article we shall be reviewing one of the company’s latest unified communication solutions built specifically for the Mac OSX platform. As well as informing you of all the benefits that come from using Cisco Jabber for Mac, we also offer our professional advice on what kinds of companies we think would benefit most from this product.
Before we proceed, however, we just want to make it clear that we are not selling this product. We are merely offering our advice in the hope that you may use the information we provide to your benefit.
What is Cisco Jabber for Mac?
Cisco Jabber is a cutting edge unified communications program that helps individual users work together more productively and efficiently as a team. With this software, sharing important information and ideas couldn’t be simpler and individual users are able to link up whenever it is necessary by simply clicking the appropriate contact button visible on screen.
What can it do?
With a cutting edge Presence feature, Cisco Jabber for Mac allows users to easily determine when is the best possible time to speak to each of their individual contacts, as well as letting them inform others of their current status i.e. available, busy, in meeting, at lunch etc. Thanks to this presence feature, users can use their time much more efficiently and the amount of unanswered calls a user makes/receives are greatly reduced.
For businesses that want to improve their collaborative working environment and team performance, the audio, video and web conferencing features available on Cisco Jabber are highly useful and make sharing important information and documents simpler than ever before. With these features users can share information with individual contacts at the click of a button and can even arrange online meetings and/or brainstorming sessions with any number users from their contacts list.
As an online program that can be accessed from any location with Internet access, Cisco Jabber ensures that each user is given a much wider reach when attempting to communicate with peers and can remain constantly connected to business contacts around the clock. For example, if a user decided to work from home or was out on the road and needed to retrieve some information from another users or ask them a question, all they would have to do is open up Jabber and they would immediately find out where that person is and whether or not they are currently available to speak/type.
As a cross-platform solution that works on all Apple devices such as iPhones, iPads and Macs, Cisco Jabber for Mac is a versatile solution that allows users to work on the device that is most comfortable for them. As well as improving the productivity of users by giving them the chance to handle all business communications through a single device, this feature also saves businesses a great deal of money by allowing users to bring their own devices to work.
What do we like most about it?
One of the things we feel users of this software will really benefit from most is the sense of togetherness and unity that can come from knowing that all of the contacts in their list are only a click away. With features such as audio, video and web conferencing, a person could be living in some mud hut in the middle of the Congo and, providing that they had some sort of satellite based internet access, could still participate in face to face business meetings and maintain an active role within their team should they desire to.
Is this the right application for you?
Given that this version of the software is built specifically for Mac, we believe the people who would benefit most from it are the kinds of businesses that tend to use Macs (rather than PCs) as their primary working tool i.e. creative types, designers, musicians etc. Having said that, there are many businesses that have shown a preference to Mac over PC in recent years and it is essentially all about the preference of the individual user.
How compatible is this software?
Although this version is for Mac you can of course collaborate with others via Windows, MacOS, iOS, Android, and Web SDK. Also integrated with Microsoft Office; see a user’s availability and click to initiate communications such as chat, voice or video calls, or multiparty conferences.
Where can you buy Cisco Jabber for Mac?
Available through the network of authorised Cisco resellers; go online or check with your local reseller for details.
So what do we think?
For any creative companies looking for a tool that helps team members work together in a more productive way on whatever projects they may be working together on then Cisco Jabber for Mac is a highly useful tool to have. As well as bringing team members together to create a more solid working unit, it also helps boost the efficiency of the individual and is a worthy investment for any business.
And what about you?
Though we have explained what we think of the Cisco Jabber for Mac, we are fully aware that everybody has their own opinions and we would very much like to hear about your experiences (good or bad) with this product.
Beneath this article there is a comments section where you can tell us what you think about this phone and how it fit in with the type of business you run. We would also be very grateful if you could contribute to our rating system you to help give a more accurate customer review of the device and help other potential buyers decide whether or not this phone is right for them.