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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 partner 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


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