5 Businesses Cisco's Put Out To Pasture


Hosted Email

Remember Cisco Mail -- the hosted email product Cisco trotted out in line with a major collaboration product refresh in late 2009 to compete with Google Apps, IBM Lotus Notes and a galaxy of other hosted email options? No?

Well, it was said to have cost the company some $250 million in investment. And by February 2011, Cisco pulled the plug, with former Collaboration Software Group SVP Debra Chrapaty saying that customers "have come to view their email as a mature and commoditized tool versus a long-term differentiated element of their collaboration strategy."