Cisco’s Quad taps into iPad for business collaboration

Cisco has unveiled its enterprise collaboration software platform, Quad, which will let workers use their iPhones and iPads as well as social-networking features to share information and locate colleagues across their business.

Quad was announced last week alongside three other products: Cisco Prosumer Video, a video capture and video management product; FocalPoint, an online video workspace; and WebEx Connect 6.5, an update to Cisco’s existing collaboration software.

The products are part of a blurring of consumer and business devices and mark the recognition by Cisco of the increasing requests by workers to use social-networking tools.