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|Daily Digest: November 9, 2009|| |
|Archiving, E-Discovery, & Compliance|
|Email, Messaging & Collaboration|
Today, November 9, Cisco is launching its email SaaS, Cisco WebEx Mail. This is important. The offering has a reasonable chance at giving Microsoft substantial competition in the messaging and collaboration space. In short:
Plans are underway to provide a rich, and innovative, integrated suite of collaborative applications. These encompass:
Pricing was not revealed to us and will be announced today. However, note that Exchange Online is now $5/seat/month, and Google Apps either free or a little over $4/seat/month for the Premier Edition.
Currently, Microsoft Exchange dominates corporate email. This needs stiff competition, for the good of everyone. Google Apps may become stiff competition. The market share of on-premises Notes/Domino is gradually shrinking, and the SaaS offerings from IBM/Lotus are not yet strong enough to give Microsoft any grief. We are thus excited by the launch of Cisco WebEx Mail. It has real potential to give Microsoft a hard time. We hope it does: competition is good for all of us. ... David Ferris
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