5 Businesses Cisco's Put Out To Pasture


Tablet Computing

Cisco poured a lot of money, time and marketing into Cius, its 1.5-pound Android tablet that was touted as the ultimate in enterprise-grade unified communications endpoints.

But after two years of non-stop Cius excitement and getting plenty of UC partners riled up about the possibilities, Cisco admitted defeat, saying in May 2012 that it would no longer be investing in the tablet. Cisco partners weren't all that surprised, taking Cisco to task for misreading the timing of the Cius' release and the rising tide of BYOD and customer embrace of the tablet market as a whole.