Cisco Will No Longer Invest In Cius Tablet

Don’t worry, we don’t expect you to recognize the name ‘Cius tablet’ because it is not exactly very popular. Back in the year 2010, Cisco had introduced the tablet, hoping the target the enterprise customers with the specialized features offered in this tablet. These included a focus on video conferencing and support for a number of enterprises apps by Cisco.

Naturally enough, in a world fraught with Apple’s iPad and Android vendors, Cisco’s Cius tablet didn’t gain much traction. It didn’t pitch in even with enterprise customers, let alone regular consumers. So now it doesn’t come as a surprise when the company has announced that it will no longer invest in the Cius tablet.

This is Cisco answer to the bring-your-own-device philosophy that has increasingly become the part of workplaces in most businesses. Rather than officially handing out a tablet or a device, companies now encourage the employees to bring their own devices to the workplace. This has naturally damaged the industry giants like Cisco who relied on partnerships.

In a blog post from Cisco, it read, “Based on these market transitions, Cisco will no longer invest in the Cisco Cius tablet form factor, and no further enhancements will be made to the current Cius endpoint beyond what’s available today. However, as we evaluate the market further, we will continue to offer Cius in a limited fashion to customers with specific needs or use cases.”

Source: Cisco Blog

Courtesy: The Verge

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