Enterprise Connect 2019 round up
There is only one place to start this week’s enterprise messaging corner. Announced on the second day of Enterprise Connect 2019 this week, Mio was announced as the winner for Best Innovation for Collaboration!
As well as showcasing our interoperability solution for Slack, Cisco Webex Teams and Microsoft Teams at in the exhibition hall, Mio was nominated for both Best Innovation for Collaboration and Best Overall at Enterprise Connect.
Whilst we narrowly pipped our good friends Microsoft to Best Innovation for Collaboration, Microsoft scooped up Best Overall for their Teams for first line workers solution.
We also kicked off our enterprise messaging survey during Enterprise Connect. If you’re an IT admin or buyer, make sure you are one of the first 200 to respond in order to qualify for a $50 Amazon gift card.
Microsoft at Enterprise Connect 2019
Microsoft introduced some key features to their meeting and collaboration stack. You can read a full rundown of the additional functionality here. The highlights are included below:
- Secure private channels
- Information barriers
- Calendar app
- Live Captions
- Content cameras and intelligent capture
- Microsoft whiteboard
- Enhancements to the Chrome browser meeting experience
- Live events in Microsoft 365
- Meetings first
- New meeting devices
- New supported handsets
Microsoft also announced they now boast 5m active users and support
2 billion first-line employees in service and task-oriented roles.
Cisco at Enterprise Connect 2019
On Wednesday, Amy Chang led a Cisco keynote introducing Cisco partners and customers to the idea of Cognitive Collaboration. The theme introduces new and existing Webex Teams users
Key features added to the Webex Teams meeting experience include:
- People insights
- Webex Assistant with Proactive Join to Webex Assistant
- Facial recognition
- First Match (conversational AI formerly Mindmeld)
Amy also announced Cisco Webex Meetings interoperability with Microsoft Teams and Google. You can find out more in Amy’s blog here.
In readiness for Enterprise Connect 2019, Slack confirmed Enterprise Key Management is now generally available. Slack admins can now effectively bring their own encryption. The move by Slack is another feature added in the lead up to the Slack public offering, expected soon.
Slack also published a blog this week around collaborative leadership. Slack referenced Deloitte findings where a third of millennials say that they believe within 10 years “the CEO role will no longer be relevant in its current format.”
Similar to Cisco’s introduction of cognitive collaboration, Slack recognizes the importance of intelligence and communications when leaders look to collaboration for business planning.