Cisco's (CSCO) software push extends to its slumping collaboration systems unit: a product...

|About: Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO)|By:, SA News Editor

Cisco's (CSCO) software push extends to its slumping collaboration systems unit: a product refresh includes software for adjusting the resources allocated to collaboration gear based on device type, and integrates Cisco's WebEx  online conferencing software with its TelePresence hardware - WebEx users can be patched into TelePresence meetings, and content shared between the platforms. Cisco's collaboration sales fell 11% Y/Y in FQ2, and have been pressured by upstarts such as Vidyo and Blue Jeans Network. Rival Polycom (PLCM) has also been struggling.