of Microsoft and Cisco, Steve Ballmer and John Chambers, have announced that while they will continue to be competitors, their companies will work more collaboratively so that consumers can mix and match products from both of their companies.
Taking the approach that unity is strength just might provide the solution that customers of both companies have been looking for. In the past both Microsoft and Cisco have been competing over basically the same customer base and have sometimes put customers in a position of choosing one company’s products over the other.
On Monday Ballmer and Chambers announced that they will collaborate in the areas of security, mobile computing, information technology architecture and unified communications, and ensure that their engineering efforts make products that will “interoperate.”
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