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Oct 14 2009   4:38PM GMT

Nortel partner program absorbed into Avaya’s by March 1

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy

Brian Riggs of Current Analysis has been live-tweeting Avaya’s partner conference in Nashville today, where Avaya announced its new partner program and its new VAR-friendly managed services strategy. Riggs tweeted that Nortel’s partner program will shift to the Avaya channel partner program on March 1 (assuming the Avaya-Nortel deal closes by then. When I interviewed Avaya about this partner reboot, I asked them about how Nortel’s partners fit into the picture. Avaya wasn’t able to offer any specifics. But apparently that information is on the table in Nashville.

Riggs also tweeted that about one-third of the attendees at Avaya’s partner conference are Nortel partners.

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