Sunday, July 24, 2016

Trends You Need to Know About from Cisco Live! 2016

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A couple weeks ago, Cisco Live! 2016 came to a close. This event surrounds itself by all things in the digital business world. Technology innovators, IT thought leaders, Cisco's top partners, thousands of educational sessions, and much more made up this 5 day event.

Throughout the week, there were lots of powerful announcements made including strategic partnerships, various cyber security tech, and innovative ideas regarding their collaboration platform, Spark. One of the top trends associated with Cisco's Spark is the integration of chatbots. "Organizations now also are looking for the capability in their enterprise communications environments, where employees can engage with bots to conduct such tasks as checking on the status of projects, listing meeting agenda items and booking conference rooms." (eWeek). Cisco is looking to stay ahead of companies doing similar 'bot-related' initiatives such as Facebook's Messenger, Microsoft's Skype and Slack. 

noHold is in the same thought pattern as Cisco, providing chatbots (Virtual Assistants) that actually work, giving end users what they are looking for. Chatbots need to be back by cutting edge AI technology and experts' experience in creating and maintaining effective automated agents. 
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We can't wait to see what next year has in store at Cisco Live! 2017. It will be back in Las Vegas, Nevada, June 25-29, 2017. For more information about the event, please click here.