Five Recent Cisco Products That Flopped

Cisco Cius

The Cius news had all the hallmarks of a classic "shhh, nothing to see here" Cisco announcement: a major piece of news buried in a floridly written blog post that emphasized the positives, released not to the media but on an esoteric Cisco corporate blog and appearing right before a major holiday weekend.

Alas, Cisco's grand vision for an enterprise-grade Android tablet that could serve as the ultimate in Cisco unified communications endpoints won't be seen through. Much like other would-be iPad killers, Cisco is throwing in the tablet towel and focusing on the UC and collaboration products where it does have traction, such as its Jabber software and Quad UC platform.


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