For years, Cisco has relied on a broadly used tactic to drive gross sales: The enterprise tech big pitches clients on giant bundles of merchandise that embody all the pieces from its core networking merchandise to extra peripheral choices from its sprawling portfolio, corresponding to safety software program and its Webex videoconferencing app. However now clients are, The Data reported Wednesday, citing present and former Cisco workers. From the report: Company IT departments, beneath stress to save cash, are selecting by means of their Cisco enterprise agreements with a fine-toothed comb to chop out merchandise they do not use as a lot, the folks mentioned. Business executives say the same development is going on throughout the enterprise software program trade, which spells issues for giant corporations corresponding to Microsoft and Oracle that additionally encourage clients to purchase a wide selection of merchandise in suites. Cisco’s clients are balking at affords to resume contracts that embody software program licenses for instruments the businesses do not feel they use sufficient to justify, workers say. That has contributed to a slowing in gross sales of a few of its subscription-based software program, together with Webex, AppDynamics and sure safety merchandise, workers say.