It has proven difficult to keep users busy while using video conferencing software and to be part of the conversation when employees are working from home. For this reason, Cisco has announced that it will acquire Slido.
Slido is a technology platform that provides a world-class audience interaction platform that enables greater levels of user interaction before, during, and after meetings and events.
Once the acquisition is complete, Slido’s technology will become part of the Cisco Webex platform, enhancing the company’s ability to offer new levels of inclusive audience engagement for both personal and virtual experiences.
In one blog entry Abhay Kulkarni, Vice President and GM of Webex Meetings at Cisco’s Team Collaboration Group, announced the acquisition and said the company’s goal is to deliver Webex experiences ten times better than face-to-face interactions. While aiming high, the company believes Slido technology will help make these experiences inclusive and equal for everyone.
While remote meetings and events have enabled people around the world to connect during the pandemic, 98 percent of those polled recently connected global workforce survey say they expect future meetings to include distant participants. This is one of the reasons Cisco and other video conferencing software manufacturers keep adding new features to their services, even though many companies plan to get back to the office soon.
With more than 7 million attendees per month, Slido offers users a comprehensive platform for audience engagement, real-time feedback and insights before, during and after any meeting or event using dynamic polls, Q&A, quizzes, word clouds, polls and more enables.
The service can set up audience interaction in less than a minute, and attendees can join the audience view with a simple event code or link on their mobile devices or computers. Once a participant joins, they can respond to polls, ask questions, or provide feedback on a meeting.
Cisco plans to add Slido’s capabilities to Webex after the acquisition is complete, and the technology will also be aligned with the company’s strict data policies to keep corporate internal surveys, tests, and feedback both safe and private.
Source link : https://www.techradar.com/news/video-conferencing-calls-may-finally-be-about-to-get-a-bit-less-boring/