Collaboration Solutions with IBM and Cisco: IBM Connections Cloud enterprise social network, cloud-based email, and calendaring solutions combine with communication capabilities of Cisco to redefine everyday work

IBM Europe Software Announcement ZP17-0013
April 25, 2017

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OverviewOverviewTechnical informationTechnical information
Key prerequisitesKey prerequisitesOrdering informationOrdering information
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Collaboration solutions from IBM® and Cisco bring together the key applications that workers need to be productive and effective: video, voice, unified communications, enterprise social networks, team collaboration, email, and calendar offerings. With the integration of IBM Connections Cloud and Cisco communication capabilities, modern workers can now communicate and collaborate easily across their teams, with their partners, and with their customers. This powerful combination makes information and trained specialists easier to find and creates more personal and effective collaboration.

Collaboration solutions from IBM and Cisco include integrations between:

  • IBM Verse™ email and calendar
  • IBM Connections™ enterprise social network
  • Cisco Spark Business Messaging and Basic Meetings
  • Cisco Spark Business Messaging, Basic Meetings, and Cloud Advanced Meetings
  • Cisco WebEx Conferencing Audio Toll
  • Cisco WebEx Conferencing Audio Toll Plus
  • Cisco WebEx Conferencing Audio Toll Plus International


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Key prerequisites
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Visit the IBM Connections and Verse product website.



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Planned availability date
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April 25, 2017



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Description
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The integration of IBM and Cisco communications capabilities creates a powerful set of offerings that help your organization eliminate silos, establish easier access to information, and improve communication and collaboration between geographically dispersed teams.

These integrated IBM and Cisco offerings are designed for professionals in organizations of all sizes, who need to find, connect, and work with the right trained specialists; speed access to relevant content and insights; and create the time and space to work simply, productively, and in concert. IBM and Cisco provide a cloud-based suite of collaboration tools, including:

  • Industry-leading audio, video, and team communication from Cisco, combined with business email and industry-leading enterprise social networks from IBM
  • APIs that are available for developers who want to build innovative solutions using collaboration microservices

With this enhanced toolset, employees can improve focus, collaborate more effectively, improve customer engagement, and make faster and better business decisions. Organizations can create an agile, engaged workforce without sacrificing security, governance, or their budgets.

Specific integrations that are now available include:

  • Use simplified ordering capability to license the full suite of Cisco Chat and Meeting capabilities combined with IBM Mail and Social.
  • Enable single-sign-on between IBM and Cisco offerings.
  • Launch WebEx from Connections Cloud.
  • Launch WebEx Personal Meeting from Connections Cloud.
  • Leverage my WebEx meeting as the default meeting in my Verse calendar invites.
  • Launch or join a WebEx meeting from Verse.
  • Use iOS to share content from Connections or Verse within WebEx and Spark:
    • WebEx mobile can share a file from Connections Files Cloud.
    • Connections Mobile client enables a file to be opened in WebEx of Spark mobile on iOS.
    • Spark Mobile enables sharing a file from Connections on iOS.
    • Verse mobile enables sharing an attachment in WebEx or Spark mobile on iOS.
  • Click to Spark from Nav bar.
  • Click to Chat from Connections Cloud Business card to Spark.
  • Click to Jabber from Nav bar.
  • Click to Chat from Connections Cloud Business card to Jabber.

IBM and Cisco provide an open standard cloud infrastructure that enables users and organizations to pick and choose the capabilities that they want, as well as those capabilities that are easy to integrate, cost-effective to manage, and do not compromise on security, scalability, performance, or governance.



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Reference information
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Visit the IBM Connections and Verse product website.



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Program number
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Program number VRM Program name
5725-F82 1.0 IBM Connections Cloud


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Offering Information
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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.

More information is also available on the Passport Advantage® and Passport Advantage Express® website.



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Publications
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None



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Services
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Global Technology Services

Contact your IBM representative for the list of selected services available in your country, either as standard or customized offerings for the efficient installation, implementation, or integration of this product.



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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Software requirements

Visit the IBM Connections Cloud requirements website.

Planning information

Packaging

This offering is delivered through the internet. There is no physical media.



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Ordering information
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For ordering information, consult your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner, or go to the Passport Advantage website.

This product is only available through Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Product group: IBM Connections Cloud

Product: 5725-F82

Product category: IBM Connections Cloud


Passport Advantage

Program name/Description Part number
Cisco Spark Business Messaging and Basic Meetings Employee Count 3rd Party Per Month D1T9GLL
Cisco Spark Business Messaging and Basic Meetings Employee Count 3rd Party Overage D1T9HLL
Cisco Spark Business Messaging and Basic Meetings Named User 3rd Party Per Month D1T9JLL
Cisco Spark Business Messaging, Basic Meetings and Advanced Meetings Employee Count 3rd Party Per Month D1T9KLL
Cisco Spark Business Messaging, Basic Meetings and Advanced Meetings Employee Count 3rd Party Overage D1T9LLL
Cisco Spark Business Messaging, Basic Meetings and Advanced Meetings Named User 3rd Party Per Month D1T9MLL
Cisco WebEx Conferencing Audio Toll Employee Count 3rd Party Per Month D1T9NLL
Cisco WebEx Conferencing Audio Toll Employee Count 3rd Party Overage D1T9PLL
Cisco WebEx Conferencing Audio Toll Named User 3rd Party Per Month D1T9QLL
Cisco WebEx Conferencing Audio Toll Plus Employee Count 3rd Party Per Month D1T9RLL
Cisco WebEx Conferencing Audio Toll Plus Employee Count 3rd Party Overage D1T9SLL
Cisco WebEx Conferencing Audio Toll Plus Named User 3rd Party Per Month D1T9TLL
Cisco WebEx Conferencing Audio Toll Plus International Employee Count 3rd Party Per Month D1T9ULL
Cisco WebEx Conferencing Audio Toll Plus International Employee Count 3rd Party Overage D1T9VLL
Cisco WebEx Conferencing Audio Toll Plus International Named User 3rd Party Per Month D1T9WLL
IBM Collaboration Solutions and Cisco Spark Solutions Support Employee Count Per Annum D1T9XLL
IBM Collaboration Solutions and Cisco Spark Solutions Support Named User Per Annum D1T9YLL

Charge metric

Program name Part number or PID number Charge metric
IBM Connections Cloud 5725-F82  
Cisco Spark Business D1T9GLL Cisco Spark Business Messaging and Basic Meetings Employee Count 3rd Party Per Month
Cisco Spark Business D1T9HLL Cisco Spark Business Messaging and Basic Meetings Employee Count 3rd Party Overage
Cisco Spark Business D1T9JLL Cisco Spark Business Messaging and Basic Meetings Named User 3rd Party Per Month
Cisco Spark Business D1T9KLL Cisco Spark Business Messaging, Basic Meetings and Advanced Meetings Employee Count 3rd Party Per Month
Cisco Spark Business D1T9LLL Cisco Spark Business Messaging, Basic Meetings and Advanced Meetings Employee Count 3rd Party Overage
Cisco Spark Business D1T9MLL Cisco Spark Business Messaging, Basic Meetings and Advanced Meetings Named User 3rd Party Per Month
Cisco WebEx Conferencing D1T9NLL Cisco WebEx Conferencing Audio Toll Employee Count 3rd Party Per Month
Cisco WebEx Conferencing D1T9PLL Cisco WebEx Conferencing Audio Toll Employee Count 3rd Party Overage
Cisco WebEx Conferencing D1T9QLL Cisco WebEx Conferencing Audio Toll Named User 3rd Party Per Month
Cisco WebEx Conferencing D1T9RLL Cisco WebEx Conferencing Audio Toll Plus Employee Count 3rd Party Per Month
Cisco WebEx Conferencing D1T9SLL Cisco WebEx Conferencing Audio Toll Plus Employee Count 3rd Party Overage
Cisco WebEx Conferencing D1T9TLL Cisco WebEx Conferencing Audio Toll Plus Named User 3rd Party Per Month
Cisco WebEx Conferencing D1T9ULL Cisco WebEx Conferencing Audio Toll Plus International Employee Count 3rd Party Per Month
Cisco WebEx Conferencing D1T9VLL Cisco WebEx Conferencing Audio Toll Plus International Employee Count 3rd Party Overage
Cisco WebEx Conferencing D1T9WLL Cisco WebEx Conferencing Audio Toll Plus International Named User 3rd Party Per Month
IBM Collaboration Solutions and Cisco Spark Solutions D1T9XLL IBM Collaboration Solutions and Cisco Spark Solutions Support Employee Count Per Annum
IBM Collaboration Solutions and Cisco Spark Solutions D1T9YLL IBM Collaboration Solutions and Cisco Spark Solutions Support Named User Per Annum


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System i Software Maintenance applies

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Variable charges apply

No

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All European, Middle Eastern, and African countries, except Islamic Republic of Iran, Sudan, and Syrian Arab Republic.

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