Company plans to acquire the e-mail and calendaring apps maker, in a move to enhance its "software as a service" collaboration platform.
The networking giant turns up the heat on partner Microsoft as it expands and enhances its suite of collaboration tools.
The software maker is looking to keep its lead in the e-mail space even as more companies opt for services over running their own servers.
Cisco is adding new functions in its WebEx service that could threaten Microsoft's own business collaboration efforts.
Cisco Systems wants us to believe that video is "the killer app," but the Web and, indeed, its own product strategy, suggest that shorter-form communication is the key to its future.
Puppet could well prove to be the innovative missing link in Cisco's IT management strategy.
Cisco Systems is attacking the world with its new Unified Computing initiative, and although the technology is proprietary, open-source software plays a key role.
Through a mix of open-source software and collaboration technology, Cisco is launching a credible campaign to deep-six Microsoft's desktop dominance.
Yahoo's open-source e-mail and calendar software is scoring even more paid mailboxes, but it faces an uphill climb to the enterprise.
If Cisco is gunning for Microsoft, it needs more ammunition--in the form of content.