HP and Cisco Unify on Communications
When Microsoft entered the unified communications market, the folks at Cisco
were far from pleased. In fact, I'd gather you could hear the curses from Cisco's
San Jose headquarters all the way to Redmond.
Cisco wasn't going to take this laying down. Its most recent response is to
with HP to jointly sell and market unified tools to IT.
The HP deal might also be designed to shore up some weaknesses in Cisco's unified
lineup, particularly VoIP, the cornerstone of any unified solution. Service
providers, the most demanding of VoIP customers, know and respect the Cisco
brand, but Cisco is clearly not
their No. 1 vendor.
Posted by Doug Barney on August 20, 2008 at 11:52 AM