Thursday, February 23, 2012

Cisco, Microsoft, Skype and Video Interop - Who's Winning?

We all know how high the stakes are getting with video, and Cisco's recent call-out to Microsoft for its plans with Skype and their proprietary applications has made this a hot topic. I would argue that MSFT has the potential to get the upper hand here, and if they find a way to integrate Skype with its business offerings - namely Lync - the desktop gains a big boost in becoming the locus for video. That's not what Cisco wants to see happen, so we've got a pretty important tete-a-tete shaping up here.

This is the topic we explored on this week's UCStrategies podcast, moderated by Dave Michels, who always has interesting things to say. It was a lively session, and is running on the site now - both in podcast form and with transcript.

1 comment:

OnSIP said...

Skype’s not a good fit for large company-customer communication, Lync is too expensive for small businesses. Interoperability is not the only issue, but maybe helped along by adopting SIP.