A Deeper Dive on Apple and Cisco
It’s hard to believe that we’ve had the modern smartphone – pioneered by the Apple iPhone of course – for only 9 years. Just nine years! Does anyone remember how they lived before smartphones?
Personally, I cannot live without my iPhone. I depend on it for maps and navigation. I don’t even know how I got around before smartphones. I depend on it for travel – check in, boarding passes, and flight status changes. I depend on it for news. And of course, I depend on it for work. Cisco Spark, email, and calendar are tools I need access to all the time. I would be ineffective without them.
I also depend on my iPhone for business calls. Like most folks, the smartphone has become my primary calling device. But here’s where things are interesting. With almost every other service I use, “there’s an app for that.” However, this hasn’t exactly been true for business calling. Most people just use the native dialer in their iPhones for business calling, despite the fact that Cisco – and other providers of IP communications infrastructure – have mobile apps available that connect to their infrastructure.
These mobile apps in many ways offer a superior experience for business calling. VoIP enables the usage of wideband speech codecs like Opus for a much clearer call. Video calling is possible and works great in Jabber and Cisco Spark. With Cisco Spark, you can easily move a call to another device, like a telepresence endpoint or a desk phone. These are all great experiences that you just don’t get when using the native phone app.
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