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Avaya Aura midsize solution for enterprises

avayaAvaya today announced Avaya Aura midsize solution for enterprises, a single-server, unified communications solution for businesses as small as 100 employees and scalable up to 2400 users and 250 locations. The new solution reduces complexity, saves money and puts advanced unified communications and contact centers within easy reach.

The Avaya Aura midsize solution for enterprises is one of the first in the industry to use standards-based virtualization technology for real-time communications. Virtualization – the use of software to allow a single piece of hardware to run multiple applications at the same time – will be the de facto method for Avaya to deploy applications going forward.

Called Avaya Aura System Platform, this unique, real-time virtualization technology enables unmodified versions of Avaya Communication Manager, Voice Messaging, SIP Enablement Services, Application Enablement Services, Utility Services and Media Services to be deployed on a single server. The Avaya Aura midsize solution for enterprises uses System Platform with standard, commercial servers certified by Avaya to deliver the security, scalability and resiliency which businesses need for their mission-critical communications. Continue reading

Avaya buys Nortel assets

avayanortel1Nortel Networks Corporation [OTC: NRTLQ] have concluded a successful auction of substantially all of the assets of Nortel’s global Enterprise Solutions business as well as the shares of Nortel Government Solutions Incorporated and DiamondWare, Ltd. Avaya Inc. (Avaya) has emerged as the winning bidder agreeing to pay US$900 million in cash to Nortel, with an additional pool of US$15 million reserved for an employee retention program.

The sale is subject to court approvals in the U.S., Canada, France and Israel as well as regulatory approvals, other customary closing conditions and certain post-closing purchase price adjustments. Continue reading

Avaya and IBM strengthen Relationship

avayaAvaya and IBM have announced that they will be expanding their current relationship. The focus will be on Security Interopability and Unified Communications. Furthermore, IBM will be implementing Avaya Aura in their existing converged communications services.

As part of the expanded alliance, the companies will jointly deliver unified communications solutions that streamline mission critical and complex communication systems, achieve rapid return on investment and improve productivity by helping to allow users to communicate anytime from anywhere, regardless of device or network. In addition, Avaya has certified the IBM Internet Security Systems’ Proventia GX 5208

Verizon named Premier provider of IP Telephony

verizon businessVerizon Business has been awarded s the 2009 North American Enterprise Telephony Equipment Implementation and Management Customer Value Enhancement Award by the Frost & Sullivan, a leading industry consulting firm.

The Frost & Sullivan award recognizes Verizon Business’ demonstrated ability to expand its customer base through the creation of innovative managed IP telephony services that meet the requirements of large-business and government customers. In selecting Verizon Business for the award, Frost & Sullivan measured the company’s market growth and customer satisfaction success. Continue reading

SMB Communications Technology Spend Will Increase

Good news for VARS and system integrators, according to a recent survey by Avaya, most small businesses will invest in communication technology within a year.

According to a new survey on small business technology trends from Avaya Inc., most small businesses in North America (59 percent) say they are investing in communications technology right now, or plan to do so within the year.

The survey results reveal a small business environment that is still interested in investing in communications technology, even during these tough economic times, with 75 percent saying that communications technology is critical to their business. Some key reasons cited: When it comes to keeping employees as productive as possible, communications tools are the top response (46 percent), followed by compensation and flexible work schedules. Continue reading

Alcatel Lucent Q1 2009 results

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Alcatel Lucent KEY NUMBERS Q1 2009

  • Revenues of Euro 3.598 billion, down 6.9% year-over-year
  • Adjusted2 gross profit of Euro 1.133 billion or 31.5% of revenues
  • Adjusted2 operating income1 of Euro (254) million or (7.1)% of revenues
  • Operating cash flow3 of Euro (43) million
  • Net debt of Euro (841) million as of March 31, 2009
  • Full-year 2009 guidance to break-even at the adjusted operating income level reiterated

EXECUTIVE COMMENTARY

Ben Verwaayen, CEO, commented:

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Nortel Identity Engines for Network Security

nortel1Nortel is delivering new solutions to integrate ‘Identity-Aware’ network security with unified communications technology, enabling enterprises to increase productivity, lower operating expenses and give them new competitive advantages by providing secure access to the right resources from anywhere and at any time.

The company is introducing Nortel’s