5 Businesses Cisco's Put Out To Pasture

Energy Management

Cisco's energy market strategy has shifted a bunch in recent years, and while still very much a priority for the networking titan -- it just aligned with Alstrom on new smart grid switching and routing technology, for example -- Cisco in August 2011 quietly closed down its energy management program and pulled back on many of the software initiatives around that program. Products such as Cisco's Network Building Mediator were given the "we're exploring options" line from Cisco brass, which in tech product development parlance usually means the end.


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