Category Archives: Avaya News (NYSE:AV)

Avaya Sale of Stake in AGC Networks to Essar Group Completed

Avaya announced the successful completion of the sale of its entire 59.13% stake in AGC Networks Ltd. for approximately US$ 44.5 million, as initially announced on 30 May, 2010. Completion of the sale had been subject to customary closing conditions, including those required by Indian law.

As previously stated, the sale of its AGC Networks stake will enable Avaya to drive additional focus on two of its strategic imperatives: the development of the Avaya business in India and the growth and extension of its channel coverage model through Avaya

xMatters Enterprise now Avaya Compliant

xMatters Enterprise is now compliant with key Internet protocol (IP) telephony solutions from Avaya.. xMatters enterprise can be added to existing products or services to connect people with relevant information, notifications, choices and actions at exactly the right moment. The application now is compliance-tested by Avaya for compatibility with Avaya Aura

Empix evolve srl Selected for Membership in Avaya DevConnect Program

Empix evolve srl, a software developer providing unified communications, presence, full IP fax and Skype integration solutions, today announced it has been selected by Avaya Inc., a leading global provider of business communications applications, systems and services, for membership in the Avaya DevConnect program.

Empix evolve srl is the developer of xtension evolve, a suite of applications that combines communication services such as contact management, computer telephony integration (CTI), presence, fax, mobile and Skype integration, in a shared, web-based environment that offers Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and contact center features. Additionally, xtension evolve web tools enable the simple creation of Communications-Enabled Business Process applications, making it quick and easy to “communications-enable” the 3rd party applications already existing within a company. As a result, companies can manage contacts and communications in a unified web interface and empower the existing software infrastructures with communications features, thereby accelerating business processes.

The Avaya DevConnect program promotes the development, compliance-testing and co-marketing of innovative third-party products that are compatible with standards-based Avaya solutions. Member organizations have expertise in a broad range of technologies

HP and Avaya Unified Communication Solutions Strategic Agreement

HP and Avaya (NYSE:AV) today announced the delivery of flexible, cost-effective solutions that enable clients to extend advanced business communications into their networks and systems.

As part of a three-year strategic agreement, the companies are adding elements of Avaya’s Unified Communications and Contact Center products to the HP Unified Communications and Collaboration (UC&C) services portfolio for enterprises. This solution set is to be sold and delivered by HP.

“Organizations face constant change and the decisions they make must be flexible enough to meet future needs

Avaya wins $64M maintenance contract

Avaya Government Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of Avaya Inc., has won a major re-compete contract from the United States Air Force to provide information assurance, network assessment and network engineering support for the Scope Enterprise Design Guidance and Evaluation Project (Scope EDGE). Scope EDGE helps ensure the continued security and operation of U.S. Air Force network resources around the world.
The new contract, covering a one year term with provisions for four, one-year extension options, is valued at approximately $64 million. The Scope EDGE contract was awarded as a part of the GSA Alliant contract for which Avaya Government Solutions has been a prime contractor.
Avaya will provide network performance tuning, network compliance assessment, data gathering and other IT services for Air Force network systems. Avaya will also be responsible for providing network compliance and optimization services, as well as quick response maintenance to Air Force network control centers, operations and security centers, and major command communications coordination centers throughout the continental United States and abroad.
“Avaya Government Solutions has proudly supported the U.S. Air Force Scope EDGE project for eight years,” said Joel Hackney, Senior Vice President & President, Avaya Data and Government Solutions. “Our continuing relationship is a testament to the Air Force’s confidence in our ability to provide the highest level of technology and support as a key network design and guidance partner.”
Avaya Government Solutions is a network-centric integrator, providing the services expertise, mission-critical systems and secure communications that empower government to ensure the security, livelihood, and well being of its citizens. Headquartered in Fairfax, Va., Avaya Government Solutions offers a one-stop shop for solutions designed to improve workforce productivity, reduce operating costs, and streamline inter-agency communications. Please visit for more information.

4th time in a row: Avaya Named One of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies”

Avaya has been recognized for the fourth year in a row by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. Out of a record number of nominations for the award, Avaya secured a spot on the list by implementing initiatives to drive understanding of the importance of ethics at all levels of the organization and maintaining high ethical standards in business practices.
“Avaya is honored to be recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for our efforts to build a corporation on a solid ethical foundation,” said Kevin Kennedy, president and CEO, Avaya. “We believe that a commitment to ethics must permeate our company at every level and is fundamental to the value we bring to customers.”
Through in-depth research and a multi-step analysis, Ethisphere reviewed thousands of nominations from companies in over 100 countries and 36 industries in order to determine the winners.
The methodology for the WME ranking includes reviewing codes of ethics, litigation and regulatory infraction histories; evaluating the investment in innovation and sustainable business practices; looking at activities designed to improve corporate citizenship; and studying nominations from senior executives, industry peers, suppliers and customers.
“Avaya’s promotion of a sound ethical environment shines within its industry and shows a clear understanding that operating under the highest standards for business behavior goes beyond goodwill and “lip-service” and is intimately linked to performance and profitability,” said Alex Brigham, Executive Director of the Ethisphere Institute. “This year’s World’s Most Ethical Companies award was more competitive than ever, because companies realize that making ethics a priority is critical amidst a tough economic environment.”
Brigham added, “Compliance or ethics failures add up to more than fees, fines and penalties. The leadership distraction and turnover, forced alteration of a working profit model and heightened scrutiny that result show: good ethics means better business.”
A sampling of other winners include: Aflac, American Express, Campbell Soup, the Ford Motor Company, Henkel, General Electric, Google, L’Or

Avaya Unveils Roadmap for Future of Business Communications

Integration of Former Nortel Enterprise Solutions Portfolio AcceleratesAvaya’s Vision of Communications Powering Enhanced Business Effectiveness

BASKING RIDGE, NJ–(Marketwire – January 19, 2010) – Avaya today unveiled its vision for the future of communications and a roadmap that integrates products and services from the recently acquired Nortel Enterprise Solutions (NES) to create a new standard for business communications.

Avaya’s vision is based on open standards, communications-enabled business systems and effective, contextual, real-time communications. Using Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) organizations, large to small, can make smooth transitions to new capabilities at their own pace while protecting existing communications investments. Avaya’s communications-enabled business systems streamline business processes by injecting real-time communications where they can provide value. Users are able to be more effective by having access to information based on the context of the task at hand.

“The integrated roadmap we’re outlining today supports Avaya’s commitment to providing customers with the advanced communications capabilities they need to manage and grow their organizations,” said Alan Baratz, senior vice president and president, Global Communications Solutions, Avaya. “In developing the portfolio, our guiding principle was to deliver the most compelling and cost-effective systems and services to customers and partners.”

The new roadmap builds on the existing Avaya portfolio with capabilities integrated from Nortel Enterprise Solutions. The roadmap highlights include:

The centerpiece of the unified communications (UC) portfolio is Avaya Aura

Nortel GENBAND Agreement Obtains Canadian and U.S. Court Approval

Nortel Networks Corporation announced that at a joint hearing today, it, its principal operating subsidiary Nortel Networks Limited (NNL) and certain of its other subsidiaries, including Nortel Networks Inc. (NNI) obtained orders from the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice approving the “stalking horse” asset sale agreement with GENBAND, Inc. (GENBAND) for the sale of substantially all of the assets of its North America, Caribbean and Latin America (CALA) and Asia Carrier VoIP and Application Solutions (CVAS) business. Certain other Nortel subsidiaries, including Nortel Networks U.K. Limited (in administration), have entered into a separate asset sale agreement with GENBAND for the sale of substantially all of the assets of the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) portion of its CVAS business.

The court orders also established bidding procedures for an auction that allows other qualified bidders to submit higher or otherwise better offers, as required under Section 363 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.