Cisco axes corporate cloud e-mail

Summary:Cisco has pulled the rug from under its enterprise cloud product, Cisco Mail, saying the former WebEx product did not meet customer needs.

Cisco has decided to discontinue its Cisco Mail software-as-a-service product, saying customers are now interested in social collaboration and stand-alone e-mail.

Cisco Mail, which was originally launched as WebEx Mail, will be phased out to allow customers to move to alternatives, Debra Chrapaty, the company's collaboration software general manager, said in a blog post on Tuesday.

"The product has been well received, but we've since learned that customers have come to view their e-mail as a mature and commoditized tool versus a long-term differentiated element of their collaboration strategy," Chrapaty said. "We've also heard that customers are eager to embrace emerging collaboration tools such as social software and video."

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Topics: CXO, Apps, Browser, Cloud, Collaboration, Social Enterprise, Software

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