Five Recent Cisco Products That Flopped

Cisco Umi Telepresence

Cisco's Umi personal telepresence didn't wow channel partners when it was first announced in late 2010, but it was intended as a high-end videoconferencing platform for consumers, not really for business use. Well, maybe the channel does know best: Cisco in December 2011 quietly ceased selling new Umi hardware, though with the usual promise that it would support existing customers for the foreseeable future. The writing was on the wall for Umi as far back as April 2011, when Cisco, in addition to whacking the Flip, said it would blend Umi into its overall business telepresence portfolio.


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