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January 13, 2010  10:17 PM

The IP PBX: Who needs it?

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, fixed, Google Voice, IBM, IP PBX, IP Telephony, Jabber, Microsoft, Mobile, Office Communications Server, presence, Sametime

Blogger Greg Ferro (Etherealmind.com) claimed last week that the days of the IP PBX are numbered. It's hard to argue with him. The IP PBX - all PBXes, really...

January 4, 2010  9:18 PM

Mitel preps IPO: What does it mean to you?

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, Fixed-mobile convergence, IPO, mergers & acquisitions, Mitel, Nortel, Siemens Enterprise Networks, Unified Communications

Unless you're a Mitel customer or a Canadian, you're probably not all that interested in Mitel's plans for a $230-million initial public offering. However, if the IPO goes...

December 4, 2009  8:09 PM

Picking up the pieces after Cisco finally gets its hands on Tandberg

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, enterprise video, mergers & acquisitions, Tandberg, videoconferencing

Cisco finally managed to win over enough of Tandberg's shareholders to complete its takeover of the enterprise video company. Cisco had stipulated that it would only move ahead with the acquisition if it could gain 90% of Tandberg's stock, apparently because Norwegian law requires all shareholders...

December 3, 2009  10:46 PM

Runaway bride: Cisco waiting at the altar for Tandberg

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, enterprise video, mergers & acquisitions, Tandberg, videoconferencing

Dear Tandberg shareholders: Will you or won't you make Cisco the happiest and most powerful videoconferencing vendor in the world? This acquisition of Tandberg sure has drama, doesn't it? Here it is, early evening on Dec. 3 and there's still no word as to whether Cisco has acquired the requisite...

November 16, 2009  7:23 PM

Cisco gives in to demands of holdout Tandberg shareholders

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, enterprise video, mergers & acquisitions, Tandberg, videoconferencing

Cisco's newly revised $3.41 billion offer for Tandberg represents a total capitulation to the demands of several holdout Tandberg shareholders who were asking for more money. Cisco...

November 16, 2009  5:15 PM

Videoconferencing consolidation continues: Logitech buys LifeSize

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, LifeSize, Tandberg, telepresence, videoconferencing

Lost in the hoopla from last week's news that HP bought 3Com was a much smaller deal in the high definition (HD) videoconferencing market. PC accessory company Logitech has bought LifeSize Communicaitons, a six-year-old...

October 30, 2009  7:28 PM

Is Cisco backing out of Tandberg deal?

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, enterprise video, Polycom, Tandberg, videoconferencing

Bloomberg is reporting that Cisco might walk away from its agreement to buy Tandberg. As we mentioned two weeks ago, A large group of shareholders have

October 15, 2009  4:19 PM

Tandberg shareholders to Cisco: Put a bigger diamond on that ring

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, Tandberg, telepresence, video, videoconferencing

Cisco's deal to buy Tandberg could be on ice. When Cisco and Tandberg agreed to their video marriage two weeks ago, the dowry was set at $3 billion. And the deal was contingent upon...

August 7, 2009  7:41 PM

Enterprise video: someone bought $1 million in Flip cameras from Cisco

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, collaboration tools, Flip camera, video

During this week's Cisco Systems quarterly earnings call, CEO John Chambers revealed that his company recently shipped its first $1-million order of Flip video camerasto an enterprise...

June 18, 2009  9:10 PM

Cisco: Google Wave ‘validating’ WebEx work

Posted by: WPeterson
Cisco, Google, SaaS, Wave

Since I wrote about Google Wave's UC potential, I've been curious as to Cisco's response. After all, as Frost & Sullivan analyst Vanessa Alvarez pointed out, Google and Cisco could be...

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