Cisco is launching Linux-based integrated services routers (ISRs), but some partners are skeptical about Cisco's open source intentions, senior news writer Rivka Little tells us. We also discuss the integration of Google Apps into the Salesforce.com platform, the release of Dynamics CRM Online and what the Microsoft Live Mesh announcement means for Microsoft and Google's battle in the online services market. Then features writer Yuval Shavit checks in to talk about how solution providers can survive a recession in the IT industry.
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Cisco partners say the vendor's Linux-based routers, which enable third-party application development, will take time to catch on.
Some Salesforce.com partners think the platform's new integration with Google Apps will help them take away Microsoft customers.
Microsoft launches its hosted customer relationship management (CRM) service, giving partners a service to sell against Salesforce.com.
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