Cisco had a booth at ITEXPO this past week but apparently another part of the company was busy making an acquisition in the communications space at the exact same time. The company just picked up Jabber — a supercharged presence engine and overall IM/UC solution. Why? Well of course Cisco is looking to add to its UC strategy and Jabber brings tremendous presence expertise.
When you think about it, Skype is a great company to acquire as well if you are looking for adding the presence of millions of users immediately to your network.
This is why I thought Cisco would make a good strategic Skype partner as mentioned earlier.