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Cisco Announces Acquisition of Versly

SAN JOSE, Calif. – August 29, 2011 – Cisco today announced that it has acquired privately-held Versly. Based in San Francisco, Versly integrates collaboration capabilities via a plug-in into Microsoft Office applications, simplifying the way people work by enabling more effective collaboration around content in documents, spreadsheets, presentations and email.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is Cisco acquiring?
A: Cisco is announcing its acquisition of Versly of San Francisco, CA. Founded in 2009, Versly integrates collaboration (presence, messaging, notifications) inside Microsoft Office applications through a plug-in that allows customers to collaborate around documents with context.
Q. Why are you acquiring Versly?
A: The Versly team brings a strong set of software development competencies to allow collaboration across Microsoft Office applications, which will be critical to the innovation of Cisco's product portfolio with integration into Quad, Jabber and WebEx. Office integration is a top priority for the Collaboration Software Group. Cisco's go forward plan would be to integrate the technology as part of our product portfolio: Quad – enterprise social software platform; Jabber – instant messaging and presence / UC client and service; WebEx – web conferencing.