Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Burton Group Inflection Point: Can Cisco Take On Microsoft?

 Free podcast from my Burton Group colleague Mike Gotta

A series of moves over the past few months have positioned Cisco more strongly as a competitor to Microsoft along multiple fronts – including software-as-a-service (SaaS). Indeed, at a recent partner event, Cisco’s CEO boldly claimed that the company has a three year lead over Microsoft in area of unified communications. In this podcast, principal analyst Mike Gotta examines Cisco’s announced acquisition of WebEx, how Cisco might exploit WebEx’s assets and areas where the Cisco remains challenged to prove (to the market and to customers), that it can compete with Microsoft as a software vendor.

Source: Burton Group Inflection Point: Can Cisco Take-On Microsoft?

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