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February 3, 2014  4:14 PM

Business pros want to text, too



Posted by: Gina Narcisi
Avaya, mobile devices, mobile uc, Unified Communications, unified communications and collaboration, user experience

Short message service (SMS) text messages have been unofficially part of the collaboration strategy for many enterprises for years. Now, new messaging...

May 8, 2012  7:44 PM

Completing the mobile vision: Breaking the habit of the desk phone



Posted by: Gina Narcisi
Avaya, BYOD, Cisco, Extreme Networks, Huawei, mobile UC unified communications

As BYOD gains acceptance within the enterprise, the desk phone is becoming a dusty box sitting in a corner on a cubicle desk. Phone numbers could follow....


March 28, 2012  12:39 PM

Habitat for Humanity customer goes all next-gen with AvayaLive Connect



Posted by: KateGerwig
Avaya, cloud-based UC, hosted UC, Microsoft Lync Online, small business, unified communcations

It's important to remember it's not always about the large enterprise when it comes to moving to unified communications. Sometimes the small business needs UC most.


March 26, 2012  1:13 PM

Move over BYOD, here comes BYOA



Posted by: Gina Narcisi
Avaya, BlackBerry, BYOD, iphone, Microsoft, mobile uc, mobility management, Polycom, skype

ORLANDO -- The mobility trend is growing by leaps and bounds within the enterprise, with BYOD taking center stage over the past couple of years. But now, BYOD is evolving into bring-your-own-applications (BYOA), Michael F. Finneran, Principal, dBrn Associates, Inc. explained at Enterprise Connect...


March 22, 2012  3:36 PM

Managed UC services: small risk, big gains for some enterprises



Posted by: Gina Narcisi
Avaya, hosted UC, managed services

As communication and collaboration platforms and software become more advanced, enterprises are trying to find ways to keep up without having to spend a small fortune. Avaya has recently announced a new offering --Avaya Communications Outsourcing Solutions (COS)--aimed at managing...


December 3, 2010  4:00 PM

Weekend UC comic relief: Track Santa with Avaya, play conference call bingo with LifeSize



Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
Avaya, LifeSize, Unified Communications

With the holiday season upon us, it seems that we're all either slaving away to get things done before the holiday or mentally checked out until New Year's. Either way, you probably could use this little UC-themed 

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March 18, 2010  3:44 PM

VoiceCon: what I’ll be checking out



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Avaya, Cisco, IBM, Microsoft, network managment, presence, SIP Trunking, videoconferencing, voicecon

Aside from taking in most of the keynotes, meeting with vendors and chatting up attendees to learn about what they're working on, I've picked out a handful of sessions that I think relate to key trends in the industry right now. I'm going to attend as many of them as I can. 1....


September 18, 2009  8:47 PM

Nortel Auction: Siemens was edged out by a $15 million nose



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Avaya, bankruptcy, Nortel, Siemens Enterprise Networks, Unified Communications

Toronto's The Globe and Mail newspaper reported today that Siemens Enterprise Communications fell just $15 million short of beating out Avaya for Nortel's enteprise...

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August 27, 2009  5:21 PM

All the right moves with unified communications



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Avaya, IP PBX, presence, Success with Unified Communications, technology needs assessment, Unified Communications, unified messaging

What is unified communications? Never mind, don't answer that. Sometimes when I"m talking to vendors, I sense that unified communications is whatever they can convince you to buy. "Here, install our IP PBX and you'll be on the cutting edge of unified communications?" Oh really? How about a...


July 20, 2009  4:08 PM

Avaya buys Nortel’s enterprise assets, bringing UC leader into network world



Posted by: WPeterson
acquisitions, Avaya, Networking, Nortel

Avaya's acquisition of Nortel's enterprise assets doesn't come as a huge surprise, as Shamus McGillicuddy noted weeks ago when acquisition rumors swirled....


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