28 Apr 2019

Perks of Joan’s video conferencing combo

In recent years, video conferencing has evolved dramatically to become an indispensable tool for meeting in the most diverse ways and from a multitude of locations.

As technology advances, so does the accessibility and ease of using video conferencing. And it’s no longer just about enabling face-time with remote participants and sharing information.

When VC meets Joan

According to Gartner, over 40% of meetings will be facilitated by virtual concierges and advanced analytics by the year 2022, so major VC providers, like Cisco Webex, Skype, GoToMeeting, and Zoom, are already shifting towards an all-inclusive meeting experience.

This involves the integration of VC with other meeting solutions, which broadens the concept of productive, flexible meetings by means of real-time collaboration applications.

Joan is riding that wave head-on. By collaborating with big names like Cisco, we’re morphing virtual meetings with physical ones. Combining Joan with Cisco Webex Teams allows you to book a room immediately without having to leave your office.

This feature is particularly useful when you have pending call invitations and you need a vacant room to take the call in private. By talking to Joanbot, you can reserve a spot in a jiffy without having to break away from your work, which in turn means fewer meeting delays and a lot less stress.

The same goes if you’re working in Slack. There’s no need to visit your calendar to reserve a meeting space, Joanbot has your back. A simple “book a room” message will do.

Collaboration tools were destined to collaborate

A virtual meeting still demands a physical location. Combining Joan with your existing VC service helps create a smooth-running office environment on all fronts. For example, if you’re using one of Cisco’s Room kits to transform any type of office space into a meeting area, having a Joan device to designate, book and manage that location will give you an incredible advantage at streamlining your workflow.