Cisco axes corporate e-mail tag

Cisco has decided to suspend its email Cisco software as a service, saying that customers are interested in social partnership and separate email.

Mail to Cisco, which was originally released as WebEx Mail, will be removed to allow customers to move to alternatives, Debra Chrapaty, manager of the company’s general collaboration software, said in a blog on Tuesday.

“The product has been well received, but have since learned that customers have come to see your email as a mature tool for general consumption compared to a long-term differential element of its strategy of collaboration,” said Chrapaty. “We’ve also heard that customers are willing to accept the new collaboration tools such as video and social programs.”