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Posted by Rob Koplowitz on September 19, 2008
Today, Cisco announced their intention to acquire Jabber, a major player in enterprise instant messaging. On the heals of Cisco's acquisition of PostPath for email, it's becoming clear that Cisco is really serious about collaboration. Not only are they serious, but they are begining to execute on a very compelling strategy. Some of the more interesting aspects of this move:
It's clear now that Cisco is serious about collaboration. They have identified and communicated their unique differentiators which are compelling. Can they deliver, securely and reliably? Can they sell to enterprise buyers that aren't used to dealing with Cisco? If the answer to these questions is yes, there may be a new kid on the collaboration block. Welcome to the party, Cisco.
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