WebEx and Linksys Rumors Flying Thick and Fast

Citing several sources below, rumors are abound of Cisco possibly putting Webex and Linksys up for sale as part of a big restructuring program to get back on track. As you recall a few months back Cisco exited the cloud email market when they shut down Cisco Mail and since then also killed their Flip Video business. While I am sure investors are placing a lot of pressure on Cisco to perform better I just don’t see an upside to getting rid of WebEx for Cisco. At least if they are sold the people working in those business units wont suffer the same fate as those with Flip. Having worked in companies that have gone through mass lay offs it is a hard time to get through, even for those that remain in their positions.

Sources:

http://cisco-news.tmcnet.com/cisco/articles/176564-cisco-looking-sell-linksys-webex.htm

http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/73984

http://www.fiercevoip.com/story/rumor-cisco-looking-sell-webex-linksys-businesses/2011-05-19

http://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/news/2011/05/18/cisco-seen-near-sales-of-linksys-webex.html

http://www.i4u.com/46646/cisco-rumored-get-rid-linksys-and-webex

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2011/05/18/businessinsider-rumor-cisco-is-putting-linksys-and-webex-on-the-block-2011-5.DTL

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3 comments:

  1. All of the links above are outdated. See here: http://www.crn.com/news/networking/229503426/cisco-bats-away-linksys-webex-sale-rumors.htm

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  2. AS per that link though Cisco have not denied that the sale is going to happen.

    "It didn't deny that the businesses will be sold, but in response to a CRN inquiry, a Cisco spokesperson declined to comment specifically about the rumors."

    So don't be surprised if it still happens.

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  3. Well that'll help my case in keeping OCS\Lync around...better platform for collaboration anyways.

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