Networks Generation:

Avaya


February 23, 2011  11:59 AM

Am I Really Speaking To Someone In Wakefield?

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
Avaya, BT, Internet, Smart phones, VoIP

It's a difficult one, isn't it...

...choosing between speaking to a (hopefully) fully-functioning human person who might be located anywhere in the world and whose accent might be a tad challenging, or 'interacting' with a disconnected website or voice, whose design or accent accordingly...

September 29, 2010  12:43 PM

Avaya – Sexy? Oh Yes…

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
Avaya, Collaboration, HP, IBM, IP telephony, Microsoft, Video conferencing, VoIP


July 23, 2010  1:10 PM

The Spirit of Nortel Networks Lives On In Avaya…

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
Avaya, Cisco, HP ProCurve, Synoptics, Wellfleet

Had the opportunity this week to catch up with an old IT mate, Nigel Moulton - recently of D-Link, anciently of 3Com with several stops in between - now installed at Avaya,

Avaya, that is, who spent a few $ on the Nortel Networks Enterprise business at the beginning of the year. Given...


February 5, 2010  1:47 PM

Qtn: When Is An Ethernet Switch Not An Ethernet Switch?

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
3Com, Acquisition, ADC, Avaya, Broadband-Testing, Cisco, Ethernet switching, HP ProCurve, IP telephony, jetNEXUS, Load balancing, Wine


Answer: when it's a power supply.

Just released the latest test report for HP on its ProCurve 2520 Ethernet switch - http://www.broadband-testing.co.uk/ReportList.aspx - and the point of interest here is not that it's got plenty of Layer 2/two and a bit features and is well priced...


November 12, 2009  1:49 PM

ZeroCom

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
3Com, Avaya, Brocade, Extreme, H3C, HP, HP ProCurve, Nortel

So it looks like the end of another era - that of 3Com - with the announcement that HP is buying what was once THE shining light of Ethernet(working) for $2.7bn.

Even if the company that the French wonderfully called "twa-com" is a Hank Marvin of its former self, given its recent...


October 9, 2009  1:42 PM

No I’m Not Dead Honest, Just Suffering From Temporary Death By Travel…

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
3, Acer, Avaya, Data centres, MSC, Nortel, samsung, vista, Vodafone, VoIP, Voipex, XP

For anyone else who travels as much as I seem to at the moment, you have my deepest sympathies.

Finally back "home" after over six weeks on the road, almost entirely in England. Well, at least I did catch the English "summer" now relocated to September (except it always has been the...


August 6, 2009  9:31 AM

Bye Bye Nortel – Bye Bye Bay – Bye Bye Avaya? Bye Bye Vista!

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
Avaya, Broadband, Broadband-Testing, Nortel, ProCurve, VoIP, Voipex

So it looks like the Enterprise networking division of Nortel is going to Avaya after all.

Shame, 'cos I really liked the idea of it being bought out and Bay Networks being reinvented - from an original idea by (ex-ProCurve) John McHugh, who took over the ailing (been waiting years to...


January 28, 2009  9:38 PM

ProCurve ONE: Cream Laced With Alcohol

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
Avaya, Cisco, F5, jetNEXUS, McAfee, ProCurve, Riverbed

Just back from a ProCurve press event in Chantilly, where we had dinner in the simply magnificent Chateau de Chantilly: http://www.chateaudechantilly.com/chateauchantilly/uk/galeriepeinture.html

So...


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