One of Nextcloud‘s biggest pros is surely the own ecosystem which enables you to extent your private cloud with lots of useful applications. Besides, Nextcloud has always reached out for other services while pursuing its path and now literally teams up with Webex, bringing private content collaboration to Cisco‘s platform.
Just a few days ago, Nextcloud, my favorite premier Open Source and on-premises team productivity platform, announced the (quite surprising) availability of their embedded app on the Webex App Hub. The application itself allows Webex users to connect to, view and editor documents on a remote Nextcloud-instance. Teaming up with the well-known features Webex delivers, users can now find, view and edit documents collaboratively while working within the Webex-app.
This embedment was designed to help organizations collaborate productively as they work from the office, from home, or anyplace in-between - just as we got used to during the years in the pandemic and in any modern working environment. During this time, the demand for on-premises data storage and tactical hybrid work solutions from enterprises has fuelled interest in collaboration tools like Webex, Nextcloud, Microsoft Teams for messaging, video meetings and calling. Together, these developments prompted significant customer demand for a combined solution and the challenges of hybrid work simultaneously.
“Compliance is a growing concern in the market and a private collaboration platform like Nextcloud ensures data remains compliant and secure. Webex by Cisco is a pioneering platform and we are excited to be part of the continued innovation story of online collaboration,”
-- Frank Karlitschek, CEO of Nextcloud GmbH
Jason Copeland, VP Product of Webex, adds:
“The Webex Platform enables our customers to access third-party solutions and support critical workflows. Nextcloud offers data storage options that address compliance, security and digital sovereignty requirements for some organizations while working within Webex.”
Further information about getting started with the Nextcloud embedded app in Webex can be found on the Webex App Hub while the specific installation instructions are residing here. Once you are searching any additional information on Nextcloud, feel free to visit this part of my blog!