Joining Real-Time Virtual and Traditional Communications
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 26, 2011
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. , July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Sococo, the social communications company, announced the beta launch of Sococo Phone, a new phone-calling feature that for the first time unites a virtual work environment with traditional phone communications. Sococo Phone gives users the ability to call any phone number in the world from within their own Team Space virtual work environment, and joins a suite of instant communications features — voice, chat, and simultaneous multi-screen sharing — integrated into Team Space's unique visual interface.
“Team Space with Sococo Phone is accelerating the shift towards cloud-based work and communication applications,” said Paul Brody , Sococo president. “Sococo Phone brings traditional phone calls into the virtual Team Space environment, enabling companies to improve productivity and consider abandoning expensive legacy communication channels.”
More than 40% of employees at Fortune 500 companies work in virtual teams and more than 56% expect virtual teaming to increase over the next few years, according to a recent Forrester survey. Team Space with Sococo Phone helps address the challenges these distributed teams face with being as productive, effective, and cost efficient as possible.
What is Team Space?
Team Space is new virtual work environment that enables teams to solve problems more quickly, efficiently, and cost effectively. By integrating people, applications, processes, and communications within a unique spatial user interface, Team Space provides a socially-aware work experience that improves team productivity and enables both ad hoc and scheduled interactions that occur naturally and are at the heart of team problem solving.
Unlike Skype (ad hoc communications) and GoToMeeting (scheduled communications), Sococo Team Space is a visual, always-on work environment, providing users integrated information on team availability, workplace activity, and expert credentials. As a result, teams can assemble the right expertise at the right time to address issues as they arise.
Team Space is available on a subscription basis with a variety of payment plans. To try the service free for the first 30 days, visit http://www.sococo.com
About Sococo Phone (beta)
Sococo Phone is available as a beta feature for Team Space users and can be accessed by clicking on any phone icon in a Sococo Phone enabled environment. Calls are represented by an avatar enabling other attendees to see their participation in a meeting, and Sococo Phone calls are instantly connected to everyone in the room, even as people enter and leave. Sococo Phone users can make calls worldwide for as little as 2.3 cents per minute.
Sococo is the social communications service company. Sococo's flagship product, Team Space, is a virtual work environment enabling teams to solve problems more quickly, efficiently, and cost effectively. Team Space is used in 64 countries by over 3,400 teams. Founded in 2007, Sococo is privately held and headquartered in Mountain View, CA.
Sococo has been named a Gartner Group Cool Vendor, 2011, a TiE50 Award Winner, 2011, a Start Up to Watch by CIO Magazine, 2010, a Top Ten Hot Emerging Vendors by CRN, October 2010 , and an Emerging Technology Award Winner by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, 2010.
Leigh Anne Varney , Varney Business Communication, , 415.387.7250