Cisco has announced this morning that it is buying PostPath, a maker of a Linux-based messaging & calendaring solution that competes directly with Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Domino. Cisco notes that they will use this acquisition to build advanced capabilities into WebEx Connect's SaaS-based services rather than offer PostPath as an on-premises solution.
WebEx Connect continues to mostly fly under the radar for enterprises planning out their UC & collaboration strategy, but it is increasingly obvious that Cisco intends to evolve Connect into a fully-featured, SaaS-based alternative to collaboration and communication suites from Microsoft and others.
5 Top Federal Initiatives For 2015As InformationWeek Government readers were busy firming up their fiscal year 2015 budgets, we asked them to rate more than 30 IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus. No surprise, among more than 30 options, security is No. 1. After that, things get less predictable.