这个思科不寻常!

Cisco 最近的动作很不寻常,在短短一个多月内,接连收购了几个Web 2.0、社交网络(social networks)、XML网关(XML gateway)、在线服务有关的公司,最近的收购是上周五收购的 WebEx.

Cisco acquires WebEx for $2.9 billion
http://venturebeat.com/2007/03/15/cisco-acquires-webex-for-29-billion/

Cisco’s love affair for Web 2.0 continues, buys Tribe assets
http://venturebeat.com/2007/03/04/ciscos-love-affair-for-web-20-continues-buys-tribe-assets/

Cisco continues Web 2.0 buying spree, gobbles Reactivity for $135M
http://venturebeat.com/2007/02/21/cisco-continues-web-20-buying-spree-gobbles-reactivity-for-135m/

Cisco dives into Web 2.0, buys Five Across
http://venturebeat.com/2007/02/08/cisco-dives-into-web-20-buys-five-across/

顺便提一下,venturebeat.com 这个网站很不错,都是技术类新闻和评论。

对思科这一系列动作的相关评论:

This is Not Your Father’s Cisco
http://paul.kedrosky.com/archives/2007/03/15/this_is_not_you.html

上篇一个评论说:

I remember in October 2005 a senior Cisco manager stating that Cisco’s senior management was intent on content driving a major part of their business in the next 5 years.

Cisco Joins the GYM(Google/Yahoo/Microsoft) ?
http://paul.kedrosky.com/archives/2007/03/15/cisco_joins_the.html

另外,Cisco和IBM还要合并售后服务和技术支持部门(包括中国区)
Cisco, IBM Merging Maintenance
March 13, 2007
http://www.redherring.com/Article.aspx?a=21614

看来思科想往 content 和 service 方向走。