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Thursday, March 15, 2007

Cisco Buys Webex

Just saw this:
Earlier this month, Microsoft announced it was finally adding voice capabilities to its Live Communication Server. And now Cisco is adding hosted collaboration to compete with Microsoft's hosted service known as Live Meeting.

This makes me wonder what these systems will start to look like in a couple of years and whether folks like Elluminate will be able to compete.


Stephen Downes said...

Well, that's the danger of developing proprietary technology - sooner or later, everything becomes part of Windows (no matter what patents you think you own).

Happy said...

I am following the story for over an year now..but there haven't been any increase in their revenue I think..Yep Webex is still a major leader but I think smaller players as are slowly closing the distance.

Riteshjha said...

Overall its all win- win with video conferencing on the ground…We have software…and its too a great alternative for small business along with Cisco. A user could set up a skype and conferencing session to get around the audio and video sessions simultaneously. Ok, they are not integrated but not bad at all for free or a low monthly - especially when you compare it to the cost of a Webex and microsoft implementations.