Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Cisco guns for Microsoft in collaboration market | Business Tech - CNET News

An interesting co-opetition context; see the full article for more details

But Alex Hadden-Boyd, director of marketing for the collaboration software group at Cisco says that Cisco has no intention of going after Microsoft's core Office business. Instead, she said that Cisco is more interested in providing collaboration tools online that groups can use to create and share documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.

"If you look at WebEx Connect today, we already have the beginnings of this," she said. "We have team spaces with shared files and wikis. So we are already well on our way down that road. But we are not focusing on productivity applications or individuals such as re-creating Excel or PowerPoint."

Cisco guns for Microsoft in collaboration market | Business Tech - CNET News

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