Cisco buys Versly start-up for collaboration tools

Summary:The company has continued its move into collaboration software with the purchase of Versly, a start-up that produces a plug-in for Microsoft Office

Cisco has acquired Versly, a private start-up that specialises in developing software and solutions for more effective collaboration and productivity.

Versly's primary tool is a plug-in for Microsoft Office applications that enables collaboration on documents, spreadsheets, presentations and email. All of Versly's employees will be moving over to Cisco when the deal is complete.

"Collaboration is a top priority at Cisco," Murali Sitaram, vice president and general manager of Cisco's collaboration software group, said in a statement. "With this acquisition we're enhancing our collaboration offerings and improving the user experience by integrating social technologies within the business applications individuals and teams use at work."

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