Collaboration between competitors has become a hot trend in the IT industry.
Recently, software developer Microsoft Corp. and networking giant Cisco Systems Inc. have kept their rivalry at bay, claimed Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers. In technology, collaboration and compatibility drive innovation.
Customers want to "mix and match," said Bob Muglia, a senior vice president at Microsoft. They demand that competing IT companies collaborate and cooperateÃ¢â¬âbetter sooner than later. They insist that compatibility between systems is the only way for the future.
September 6, 2007