Cisco Wins 2017 Best of Enterprise Connect Award for Spark Board

Mar 29, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla., March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterprise Connect Orlando today presented Cisco with the 2017 Best of Enterprise Connect award for Spark Board, a cloud- and touch-based team collaboration device. Each year, the Best of Enterprise Connect award is presented to a company making significant technological advancements within the enterprise communications and collaboration industry. Enterprise Connect Program Co-Chair, Beth Schultz, presented Cisco with the award during a ceremony held this morning during the event.

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Enterprise Connect's expert judging panel reviewed more than 50 submissions to select six finalists, then held briefings with each company to determine a winner. Judges rated participants' products based on factors including technology advancement, scope/reach, relevancy for large/midmarket enterprises, pricing, and overall business impact. Judges selected Cisco's Spark Board for its ability to combine wireless presentation, digital whiteboarding, and video conferencing while providing connectivity to the Cisco Spark service for continuous workflow.

Cisco will be displaying its latest solutions at Booth 1806 at Enterprise Connect, taking place March 27-30, 2017, at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, Fla.

"We'd like to offer our congratulations to Cisco on its 2017 Best of Enterprise Connect win for Spark Board," said Beth Schultz, program co-chair, Enterprise Connect. "We'd also like to congratulate this year's Finalists and all the companies that submitted entries to this year's Best of Enterprise Connect. It was an honor to have so many of our sponsors submit and we thank them for their efforts and innovation."

"Cisco is proud to accept this award from Enterprise Connect today. We have received tremendous response for Cisco Spark Board's innovation and design and we are very excited to be honored for our efforts," said Jens Meggers, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Cisco Cloud Collaboration Technology Group.

Best of Enterprise Connect judges selected a total of six finalists prior to naming Cisco this year's winner. The following finalists were chosen from more than 50 entries:

  • BroadSoft: BroadSoft Business provides an integrated portfolio of enterprise-ready cloud PBX, UC, team collaboration, and contact center applications
  • Genband: UC client focused on dynamic integration of applications
  • Plantronics: Plantronics Manager Pro v3.9 analytics suite provides operational, historical, and contextual data on voice interactions and headset usage patterns
  • Polycom: EagleEye Director II is an in-room smart camera featuring active speaker technology and picture-in-picture room display, plus data analytics
  • Vonage: The Nexmo Voice API, integrated with Vonage's carrier-grade network, enables development of high-quality contextual voice applications in the cloud

These companies and more can be found on the Enterprise Connect Expo floor, showcasing the latest innovations for enterprise communications and the collaboration ecosystem. For a full list of this year's exhibitors, please visit:

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