Cisco WebEx meeting and collaboration service to take on Microsoft Office

Cisco’s Doug Dennerline said that his company may develop a service that would allow business users to create documents they could draft and share through its WebEx meeting and collaboration service. Internet-based alternatives to Microsoft Office cropped up about five years ago, but corporate users have yet to embrace them. If the approach does take off, it could […]

Cisco’s Doug Dennerline said that his company may develop a service that would allow business users to create documents they could draft and share through its WebEx meeting and collaboration service. Internet-based alternatives to Microsoft Office cropped up about five years ago, but corporate users have yet to embrace them. If the approach does take off, it could become big business: Microsoft's Office division rang up sales of $60 billion in the software company's most-recent fiscal year. Cisco, over the past decade, has expanded its focus from routers and switches to a wider range of products including software and video products, such as a high-end video conferencing systems called TelePresence and the WebEx service that facilitates online meetings.

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