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Cisco and Microsoft: Friends and Foes

Last week, Cisco got into the hosted e-mail space, and immediately the gadflies all came out to worry that Cisco is competing with Microsoft when they're supposed to be partners. Oh, dear!

Have any of these eggheads seen how Microsoft competes? It can be your best friend, your worst enemy -- and sometimes both at once.

I wouldn't be too worried about Cisco, either. It's managed to put nearly every independent networking vendor out of business, and did it all with a smile.

Posted by Doug Barney on November 18, 2009 at 11:53 AM