Gartner Research

Choosing Between a Cisco and a Microsoft UC Roadmap

Published: 21 March 2016

ID: G00296018

Analyst(s): Steve Blood , Bern Elliot


Many enterprises have both Cisco and Microsoft as strategic partners, and must develop a UC roadmap based on one or both. This research reviews the strengths and risks of three commonly selected roadmap options — all Cisco, all Microsoft or a combination.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • Selecting Cisco as Your Primary UC Partner
  • Selecting Microsoft as Your Primary UC Partner
  • Selecting a Dual-Vendor Cisco and Microsoft Approach
  • Case Study
    • End-User Roundtable Discussion Regarding Cisco and Microsoft

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