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Comcast blends Cisco’s WebEx into Upware marketplace

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 12:17pm
Mike Robuck

Comcast Business announced this morning that it has added Cisco’s WebEx Meeting center into its cloud-based Upware virtual marketplace that was designed to serve the needs of small and medium-sized (SMBs) businesses.

With WebEx Meeting Center, businesses can conduct online meetings with customers, vendors, partners and colleagues across their organization or around the world

WebEx Meeting Center also lets users share information and expertise, and keeps them connected on computers or remotely with native mobile support for iOS, Android and Blackberry devices. 

With employees working from home or other remote locations, WebEx also features tools that can improve communications and productivity.

“WebEx is an industry leader and a great example of the Upware philosophy to work with only the top providers in each technology category,” said Kevin O’Toole,  senior vice president/general manager, new business solutions at Comcast Business. “We’re delighted to have Cisco WebEx join Upware. With WebEx Meeting Center, Upware puts a premier collaboration tool in the hands of SMBs and allows them to benefit from the same technology that large corporations do.”

Launched in February, Upware is a suite of third-party cloud-based products and services that small business customers can purchase directly through its online portal.

“Cisco is very pleased to grow our strong relationship with Comcast, which is focused on providing businesses and consumers with technologies and rich experiences that change the way the world lives, works, plays and learns,” said Marthin De Beer, senior vice president and general manager of Cisco’s video and collaboration group.  “Comcast’s new Upware marketplace gives SMBs a fast, convenient way to purchase WebEx Meeting Center and quickly benefit from its powerful collaboration and communications capabilities.

“By working together, Comcast Business and Cisco can help break down barriers for SMBs who want to work closely with their key stakeholders and remote employees so that they can work faster, smarter and be more efficient.”

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