Cisco said it intends to combine the Worklife platform with Cisco Spark, which runs on the company's collaboration cloud.
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In addition, the companies will focus on integrating Cisco Unified Computing Systems, Cisco Nexus switching and Microsoft Cloud OS solutions.
Cisco said the portfolio of software and hardware products provides new levels of service agility, including "bandwidth on the fly" and Cisco ESP orchestration.
The company's security ecosystem will integrate with Cisco Internet of Things products, with the goal of providing developers a common platform to deliver solutions for public safety, utilities and industrial environments.
Mike Volpi, once seen as a possible successor to the CEO, steps down from company's service provider business.
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