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Cisco, in an effort to edge out Slack, beefs up its Spark Messenger

Can an old dog learn new tricks? Or, more specifically, can an old dog fight a unicorn? MarketWatch reports that Cisco, in an effort to edge scrappy competitor Slack out of the corporate communications market, has added its video-conferencing and voice calling to its chat platform Spark.



Announced today at its annual Collaboration Summit, the new features allow Spark users to not only participate in voice and video calls, but also alternate between phones, computers and desktops. The new features also work with Cisco’s meeting hardware, meaning that calls made on a Spark-enabled Cisco phone will also open up an adjoining meeting room to exchange information.

Cisco launched Spark, which looks and feels very much like Slack, last year. The strategy behind the move is simple: Cisco, in an effort to keep its longstanding hold on the workplace communications world, is trying to use its might to squash Slack’s startup appeal for its enterprise customers.

However, it’s not clear whether Cisco’s moves are too late: Slack announced in October that it has surpassed 1 million concurrent users, and its freemium model has propelled Slack to a $2.8 billion valuation as of April of this year.

The new features will be available as soon as the first quarter of 2016.

What servers support secondary subnet numbers?

These are not complvce lists) The following servers can handle dynamic allocation on secondary subnet numbers:

  • IPTrack version 2.0
  • ISC
  • JOIN
  • SGI’s DHCP Server under IRIX 6.2
  • Cisco (previously TGV)
  • NetID
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 (since service pack 2)
  • Sonic
  • ipLease
  • IBM Warp Server Version 4

The following can serve manually allocated addresses on secondary subnet numbers:

  • IPTrack version 2.0
  • ISC
  • JOIN

The following cannot support secondary subnet numbers:

  • Microsoft Windows NT 3.51 and 4.0 (through RC1)
  • WIDE
  • Sonic DHCP Server


What Routers include DHCP servers

DHCP requires disk storage (or some other form of reliable non-volatile storage), making the task of DHCP service more compatible with servers than with dedicated routers. The large-scale routers (i.e., those of Cisco, Bay, Fore) don’t an will probably never will have a DHCP server function.

But there are a number of types of servers that can be configured to route and serve DHCP. This includes Novell servers and computers running Unix. There are also units designed to handle two or more aspects of your Internet connection, e.g. routing between a LAN and a leased line as well as doing other functions to allow computers on the LAN to reach the Internet (or corporate intranet as the case may be). One example is Farallon’s Netopia Internet Router mentioned above under commercial servers.


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