Cisco Acquires Collaboration Platform Collaborate

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Cisco announced that it has acquired mobile productivity platform Collaborate.

Collaborate unifies messaging, document sharing, and task management across mobile apps on mobile devices and the web. It integrates with Box, Dropbox, Evernote and Google Drive. Co-workers can participate in "instant collaboration rooms" where they can chat and share documents, notes, images and videos.

"Collaborate’s flexibility also enables teams to integrate collaboration and communication into their enterprise workstreams, as the application helps keep teams aligned and accelerates decision-making," says Cisco's Hilton Romanski.

"Cisco’s acquisition of Collaborate supports our goal of driving market leadership in Collaboration," he adds. "Together, Cisco and Collaborate plan to provide a comprehensive solution that enables the mobile workforce to work smarter and more efficiently from virtually anywhere. Collaborate’s cutting-edge technology and strong engineers as part of Cisco’s Collaboration Technology Group will help accelerate Cisco’s innovation in Collaboration."

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

While perhaps not to the extent of Yahoo, Cisco has been making quite a few acquisitions this year. Collaborate joins Whiptail, Sourcefire, Composite Software, JouleX, Ubiquisys, SolveDirect, Cognitive Security and Intucell as part of the Cisco family.

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