Project Squared: Cisco's cloud-based business collaboration app

Cisco has introduced'Project Squared' -- a business collaboration app that combines chat, audio, video, multi-party meetings and content sharing in a single experience that supports the collaboration needs of IT teams.

"Project Squared is Cisco's answer to the challenges many workers face on a daily basis: Stay connected across devices, time zones, and project teams. Quickly get up to speed on projects already in progress. Share thoughts and ideas with people both inside and outside the company without violating company security requirements," the company said.

 Project Squared: Ciscos cloud-based business collaboration app


Project Squared is built upon the Cisco Collaboration Cloud, a next-generation platform aligned withCisco's Intercloud strategy, to enable these collaboration experiences.In building the Cisco Collaboration Cloud platform, the company leveraged the learning's and technologies from its web conferencing, video telepresence, unified communications, and voice products.

Teams can download the Project Squared app, start a room on any topic, and invite others inside or outside the organisation to join by entering their name or e-mail address. Once in the room, team members can securely share messages, post files, and start voice and video calls. Files are rendered in the cloud and viewable immediately alongside messages - with no download required.

Project Squared is accessible from nearly any device and also lets users to log in from any computer - no VPN or plugins required.The platform integrates with business tools such as calendars, Active Directory, WebEx and Box.In order to ensure security, IT teams can manage Project Squared by asking employees to use their corporate single sign on (SSO) credentials and IT-approved passwords.

"We created Project Squared and the Cisco Collaboration Cloud platform to deliver on our dream to transform the collaboration experience, making it easy to stay constantly connected to the people, projects and ideas that matter most. We have lots of ideas on how to continue to enhance the Project Squared experience, and we're on a mission to keep integrating with important business tools so that your rooms truly help you do your best work," Rowan Trollope, SVP/GM, Collaboration Technology Group, Cisco said.

Project Squared is a free download available now at Project Squared is currently available for Apple iPhone and iPad devices and Android devices. Project Squared is also available for Mac desktops.The browser version works on Chrome and Firefox; plugin-less voice and video exclusively in Firefox.

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Updated Date: Nov 18, 2014 17:13:58 IST