• Hospital gains network visibility by convincing vendors to collaborate

    When Concord Hospital needed to install a network behavioral analysis (NBA) tool into a Nortel network built on multi-link trunking, the hospital's network chief had to convince Nortel to collaborate with his preferred NBA vendor.

    Shamus McGillicuddy5,340 pointsBadges:
  • Nortel routers and switches may go to buyer of telephony business

    Nortel enterprise customers could get swept up in a larger deal for Nortel's telephony business, but it remains to be seen how well a telephony-focused buyer will support networking enterprise customers.

    Shamus McGillicuddy5,340 pointsBadges:
  • Growth focus led to Nortel’s turmoil

    None of the big networking companies have had a good run during the past few years. The Internet bubble burst. Internet service providers folded. Telecom companies stopped buying equipment. Enterprises went into survival mode and slashed budgets. But some were hit worse than others, and among the...

    SearchCIO4,555 pointsBadges:
  • Q&A: Nortel’s data networking chief discusses the future

    Recently, SearchNetworking.com published a story about the future of the Nortel enterprise data business in the wake of the company's bankruptcy. The story characterized Nortel's data portfolio as an old product line. The story also said that the many acquisition rumors surrounding the company...

    Shamus McGillicuddy5,340 pointsBadges:
  • What accounting woes? Nortel exec keys on convergence

    In a surprisingly positive keynote at N+I, a top Nortel executive says the troubled networking company is focused on developing convergence technology, and not on the accounting fiasco that took down its CEO.

    SearchCIO4,555 pointsBadges:
  • Nortel’s VSP 9000 switch takes on Cisco, skeptical customers

    Nortel Networks comes to Interop Las Vegas this week with an announcement of a new data center core switch designed to go toe-to-toe with Cisco Systems' Nexus 7000. But Nortel faces a hard sell trying to convince enterprises to invest in infrastructure from a company in Chapter 11 bankruptcy...

    Michael Morisy8,323 pointsBadges:
  • Is Avaya stretching itself thin with Nortel data networking products?

    Avaya, which recently closed on its buyout of Nortel Enterprise Solutions, has raised eyebrows by hanging onto the Nortel data networking gear in the sale.

    Jessica Scarpati2,005 pointsBadges:
  • Avaya-Nortel acquisition: Infamous end; questionable beginning

    The Avaya-Nortel acquisition was one of the more notable top networking stories of 2009, marking the end of a legacy player and a questionable beginning for Avaya as it struggles with whether to integrate the Nortel data networking portfolio.

    ITKE351,965 pointsBadges:
  • Looking for more volume, Nortel calls on its voice

    Nortel is leveraging its background in voice technology to challenge Cisco as a data networking player, but strong competition and its ongoing accounting scandal present daunting challenges.

    SearchCIO4,555 pointsBadges:
  • What will Avaya do with Nortel’s data networking business?

    Avaya's acquisition of Nortel's enterprise division is clearly about gaining access to Nortel's voice customers and channel partners, but the deal also includes Nortel's significant data networking business. Avaya may try to retain that business and run it as a division within the company, or it...

    Shamus McGillicuddy5,340 pointsBadges:

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