We think of Cisco as an enterprise technology company although they are in ohter areas including Linksys and set-top boxes.Â With the WebEx acquisition it stood to reason that there would be a push into the business market but we have been overwhelmed with junk marketing since signing for a WebOffice trial a few weeks ago.
Cisco/WebEx is sending out emails and calling with the hyperactive fever of an online mortgage company.Â The pitch got to a point where we actually told Cisco we probably wouldn’t pursue our trial because their sales and marketing efforts were disrupting our business.
Amazingly after that we continued to get besieged and today received another flashing, spinning, promotional email offering us double storage and deferred invoicing if we convert by June 15th. (!!!!!!!!!!!!)
What’s odd about the current campaign is we have been users of both WebEx and Cisco technology before the acquisition.Â This sort of absurd consumer style marketing isn’t even done by Microsoft or Salesforce.com.
Not a nice view of CSCO from a potential end-user point of view.Â Nobody wants to deal with a firm like this.
— Kris Tuttle