Cisco bolsters Virgin Media remote workers

Virgin Media appears to be seeking cost savings to maintain its new-found profitability, deploying a raft of Cisco kit to make it easier for staff to tele-commute.
The UK cable firm aims to boost a flexible working scheme with Cisco’s Quad, WebEx and Unified Communications products, which the software supplier states will allow remote workers to quickly set up video calls and access documents via PCs and mobile phones.
Elisa Nardi, chief people and services officer at Virgin Media, says the new tools allow the firm to explore new working models. "Our people will be able to connect using video, chat and activity feeds from the office when working from home and on the go. We're enabling a more flexible and collaborative work environment.”
Virgin Media last week reported a profit of £75.9 million (€90.4 million) – its first positive annual result since its formation in 2006.