Cisco acquired Accompany to add AI to Webex


Cisco has agreed to acquire startup Accompany, which uses artificial intelligence to build databases of people and relationships at companies. It's like a personal assistant, giving executives the context they need before conversations and meetings. Cisco plans to incorporate Accompany technology into its collaboration products, for example by introducing company and individual profiles into Webex meetings. Cisco says it will pay $270 million in cash and stock in the deal.

WebEx alternatives are: GoToMeeting, Skype, Zoom, Skype for Business, TeamViewer, Adobe Connect, Microsoft Lync, Fuze