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Cisco Scraps Hosted Email Offering

Cisco tried to make a go of it. It really did.

But after more than a year of development and substantial investment, the networking giant has decided to cancel its hosted email offering, a cloud-based service powered by Linux and based around the technology acquired through the 2008 purchase of PostPath.

"The product has been well received, but we've since learned that customers have come to view their email as a mature and commoditized tool versus a long-term differentiated element of their collaboration strategy," said Debra Chrapaty, senior vice president and general manager in Cisco's collaboration software group.

So the experiment has ended, and Cisco is now telling users that it will help them make the transition to alternative services.

Datamation takes a look.

Read the full story at Datamation:
Cisco Kills Cloud Computing Email