Author: Aruna Ravichandran

Date: August 20, 2019

Cisco Webex was recently named CRN’s Overall Winner in the 2019 Annual Report Card (ARC) survey for collaboration and earned an EXCELLENT rating by PC magazine, making it an Editor’s Choice.

The PCMag excellent review is just one of many accolades and awards we have received in the past few months.

CRN, the influential magazine for solution providers and technology integrators proclaimed Cisco Webex as winner overall in the Collaboration category of its 2018 Products of the Year awards, and then, Cisco Collaboration captured the “Overall Win” in the 2019 CRN Annual Report Card (ARC) survey for collaboration. We also swept all the subcategories:

  • Product Innovation Winner
  • Support Winner
  • Partnership Winner
  • Managed & Cloud Services Winner
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Cisco Webex wins overall winner of the CRN Annual Report Card for Collaboration

This is the 34th year that CRN has sent out its survey to solutions providers, to rank the vendors. Solutions providers are the only judges. So, in other words, they like us–they really like us!

When people discover there’s a better way to communicate and collaborate – one that works both as a standalone, or integrated with existing platforms, it becomes an exciting prospect. Not just to those who get to use it and benefit from its synergy-enhancing technology, but even those in accounting, who can see a tangible benefit from an affordable platform.

Cisco Webex- Overall 2019 Leader in Collaboration Solutions

And what a huge win for Cisco Webex Collaboration! PC Magazine reviewer Daniel Brame took a look at Webex and rated it “EXCELLENT” and based on the “excellent” rating, Webex was named a PC Magazine “Editor’s Choice”.

This article, published on August 7th, highlighting Webex Meetings, was the icing on the cake for a fantastic fiscal FY’19 for Cisco Webex Collaboration.

Webex was named a PC Magazine "Editor's Choice".

PC Magazine reviewer Daniel Brame rated Webex as EXCELLENT

For years, we have worked tirelessly to improve the meetings experience, ease of use and garner love for Webex, as well as get our products in the hands of every worker who leads or attends meetings.

Creating Magical Meeting Experiences

We want employee meeting experiences to be magical and flawless, so people can get to their objectives, create, ideate, discuss and accomplish their goals. We are building technology with a modern design interface, that fades into the background, so that people can connect intuitively, and simply, face to face on video or in person.

We are so ecstatic to receive an Excellent rating and Editors choice from PC Magazine, a major authority on business technology. PCMag.com took a very practical stance, assessing and commenting on the ease of use, the quality of the interface, and the clarity of the communications channel. The writers were also impressed by our pricing models.

Here are some sweet callouts from PC Magazine reviewer, Daniel Brame:

  • Webex UI “has a modern look compared to other services.”
  • “All sharing features can be used concurrently with video chat, which is helpful and not available on some services.”
  • “A major thing I noticed with video is just how smooth it was. The lack of choppiness typically associated with video conferencing apps is largely due to Cisco’s own dedicated lines between nodes. Up to 25 video feeds are available per meeting, which is quite generous.”

Mental Cartwheels

So when we saw that PC Magazine gave us an EXCELLENT rating, we wanted to shout out the great news from the rooftops, because their critique is a proof point that we are moving in the right direction of providing the right solutions at the right time at the right price for our customers, and their critique is also a validation of all of our hard work.

Of course, I am biased, because of my love for Cisco Webex Collaboration products and solutions. In my long career in IT-related business, I know what it means to receive top-level reviews from companies like PCMag and CRN and I take their reviews seriously, given their responsibility to their audiences and good standing credibility.

I am confident you will hear more of the same types of accolades in coming months.

Used with permission from Cisco.