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Cisco Launches Vidcast, a New Video Solution to Increase Flexibility and Productivity in the Workplace

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Futurum lead analyst Shelly Kramer covers Cisco’s launch of Vidcast, a new video solution that’s squarely aimed at increasing both flexibility and productivity, and making team collaboration even easier, and better, than ever. Vidcast is the first innovation to come out of Webex Leap, an accelerator program also launched this last week, designed to drive ideas and bring products to the Webex Suite faster. Here’s why getting on that Vidcast beta wait list might need to be on your to-do list.

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Microsoft’s Expanded NEC Relationship Showcases Azure’s Global Appeal

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Microsoft and NEC have established a new multi-year strategic alliance, that synthesizes Azure, Microsoft 365, NEC’s IT and network portfolio resources, including 5G assets, and both companies AI and IoT capabilities to power customer digital transformation missions across the public and private realms. Futurum’s Ron Westfall assesses why the expanded partnership enhances Microsoft Azure’s competitive prospects across the operator and enterprise realms, coming on the heels of winning AT&T’s 5G mobile business, and how both companies are better positioned to drive organization-wide digital transformation on a vertical-specific basis.