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Case Study: Combining voice, video and data for Unified Communication

Melbourne Airport, also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the second busiest airport in Australia. It was opened in 1970 to replace the nearby Essendon Airport. Melbourne Airport is the sole international airport of the four airports serving the Melbourne metropolitan area. The airport is like a city unto itself and has its own postcode. Melbourne...
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All about video conferencing codecs

If you regularly use seamless video conferencing, you know how much it contributes to business productivity and the bottom line. Today, both large and small organisations use video conferencing to connect with remote users. However, do you know what enables the video conferencing call to be as perfect and seamless as it is? It’s something...
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Research Study: The expanding role of mobility in the workplace

Today, we live in an increasingly mobile world. And nowhere is this more apparent than at work. Mobile devices have entered our personal and professional spaces and have become an almost ubiquitous addition to our workday and workplace. In keeping with this trend, Cisco Systems commissioned Forrester Research to conduct a study for them in...
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Communicate and connect with customers and employees in new ways

You may want to deliver highly interactive multimedia experiences to your customers and employees, regardless of your business size or vertical industry. You may want to share content for promotional, educational, and entertainment purposes. You may want a product that lets you store and deliver your content locally or across many dispersed locations. The product...
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Turning your traditional telephone into an IP device

You may have already invested in several analog telephone devices for your home or enterprise. However, you now realise that you want to take advantage of the many and exciting IP telephone applications. You want to do this seamlessly, without trashing your existing and traditional telephone network. If so, you are not alone. Many homes...
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Architecture Award from Cisco

Actis wins Best Collaboration Architecture Award from Cisco

The Actis Team is proud to share that we recently won a CISCO Award for Best Collaboration Architecture (Category A). We travelled all the way to the 2015 ICC World Cup Final at Melbourne to collect our trophy and certificate. While we’d have loved to receive the award from MS Dhoni, we have to admit...
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All about Sony PCS-XC1

Doing “All-in-One” video conferencing, on the road

The fact video conferencing is an extremely useful communication tool – and one that is particularly convenient for business users – is an understatement today. But once organisations move beyond the “why” for videoconferencing, they reach the point of having to decide “which” kind of video conferencing platform best fits their needs.   While there...
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Cisco vision for the workplace of the future

Re-imagining the workspace of the future – Part 2

Activity-based workplaces are getting some attention from designers of corporate work spaces and from organisations themselves. These environments get employees out of their assigned cubicles and gives them a variety of spaces to use based on what they need to do and who they need to connect with throughout the day. This is the second...
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Cisco's vision for the Workplace

Re-imagining the workspace of the future – Part 1

In internal team discussions at Actis, we often marvel at how we feel 2015 represents the cusp of a massive transformation of how business is conducted. While the primary driver of this change is the real-time global business environment, this is closely followed by the fact that many collaboration-assisting technologies are now either achieving maturity,...
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Whitepaper: Evaluating unified communications solutions

Unified communications is an increasingly important consideration for businesses who look toward it as a platform for improving productivity and responsiveness while reducing costs – no matter what their size or nature of business is. In this whitepaper titled “Evaluating Unified Communications Solutions”, Cisco talks about some of the key considerations that you should keep...
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