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Mitel's IPO and the Future of Communications this Decade

2009 was a momentous year for Nortel - finally imploding under a combination of extreme debt, acquisition challenges, Asian competition and the remnants of a financial scandal from years past. Recently I analyzed the acquisition of Nortel's enterprise unit by...

Will Avaya's Nortel Acquisition be a Success?

Avaya recently completed its acquisition of Nortel's assets and the most important question in the enterprise communications space for 2010 is what happens next. Avaya and Nortel were two of the industry's most dominant players and also fiercely competitive -...

Interop 2009 New York Day One

Some tech and political discussions from Day two of the show but really day one for me I had a great set of meetings at Interop today and the energy at the show was quite inspiring. Talk of sales gains...

Ixia Acquires Catapult, Agilent N2X Data Line

The pace of tech acquisitions is not slowing and one area worth watching is the testing market where Ixia has recently picked up Catapult Communications to further its wireless IP performance testing strategy - especially as the company positions itself...

HP Buys 3Com

HP is acquiring 3Com for $2.7 billion and there are a number of reasons for this move. First of all, it is obvious the tech market is hot and Cisco and other companies are optimistic about the future as evidenced...

Adtran Acquires Objectworld

I got a tip that Adtran was acquiring Objectworld. My take? Objectworld is a company with great UC technology and no brand recognition. Adtran is a company with a product line similar to Cisco but much smaller. Still, with a...

The Browser is the Computer

Years ago Sun CEO Scott McNealy said the Network is the Computer - Google hopes he's right Apple can do no wrong - they never could. The company has always had zealous fans who considered Apple products to be like...

Avaya Purchases Nortel Enterprise Assets

The highly anticipated news of Nortel's Enterprise Solutions business being sold to either Siemens or Nortel is here. The envelope please... And the winner is... Avaya - subject to bankruptcy bidding rules and court approval of course. Here are some...

Nortel Almost Gone

It looks like Nortel could be gone as a standalone company in the next few weeks according to published reports. The news is sad but true. It looks like Avaya or Siemens could pick up the enterprise pieces. The optical...

No Cablecos Boost Joost

Who is the best potential acquirer of Joost, the web-based TV service which was launched by Skype founders Janus Friis and Niklas Zennstrom? The cable companies of course and although you would imagine the cablecos would be all over this...

Should Skype Get Sold to its Founders?

The talk of the weekend in the world of IP communications is whether Skype would be better off in the hands of original founders Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis. You see, the New York Times is reporting the pair is...

Harris Stratex Makes Minor WiMAX Purchase

Buddy, can you spare a million bucks a month?Harris Stratex just picked up Telsima Networks for a low $1 million/month for 12 months. The potential reason was the relationship the two companies had where Harris Stratex resold equipment from Telsima....

Good Posts on Nortel and Bankruptcy

I reported on the Nortel bankruptcy early today and just came across a good article on the matter. I say there is a good chance than Microsoft buys up the enterprise division of the company. At least Ballmer knows unlike...

Aspect Makes Performance Management Acquisition

Combined entity to provide enhanced performance management, coaching, employee review and workflow functionality Aspect has done a great job rolling up a number of call center companies and even in a slow economy is not letting up. In fact, the...

Broadsoft Officially Acquires Sylantro

It is official and Greg has the details....

Dialogic Officially Acquires NMS

Dialogic has officially acquired the communications platforms division of NMS as of Friday evening and I had the opportunity to speak with Dialogic's Senior Vice President of Marketing Jim Machi about the acquisition and the future of the company. You...

Guess Who's Back, Back Again... Redmond's Back. Tell Icahn

Carl Icahn is pushing hard to get a Microsoft Yahoo deal done as he picks up more Yahoo shares and waits for something to happen between the two companies. The latest? Microsoft will potentially pick up the search business for...

What the New Yahoo CEO Needs to Do

With financial markets in turmoil and Jerry Yang being responsible for more or less botching the Microsoft deal, it is obvious he needs to step down. The only question is why did it take so long? Here are thoughts on...

Microsoft Does Not Want Yahoo

Steve Ballmer is a master negotiator. C'mon - we know he wants Yahoo. We know Microsoft needs Yahoo but still, he plays coy and says he is not interested. Very smart. It looks like these comments were responsible for Yahoo...

AT&T Wayport Acquisition Signals Importance of WiFi

Today, AT&T acquired Wayport giving millions of AT&T customers access to get free WiFi access at 20,000 US hotspots. Why is this important? Simply because AT&T's 3G network is having trouble keeping up with all the traffic the iPhone and...

White Spaces + Google/Yahoo Break Up = Great News

There has been a tremendous amount of news worth analyzing as of late and perhaps two of the most important items of note are the FCC's approval of vacant TV white spaces for the use of broadband data devices. I...

Strategy Change: Make Money

In my conversations with a number of CEOs of small tech and communications companies, one thing has become clear. The market for exiting businesses has become tougher. This is common sense and the added challenge is with today's stock...

More On Google Buying Skype

You may have noticed some posts regarding Skype being for sale and possibly acquired by Google this past weekend. While a few people have speculated Google would be the only purchaser, Andy throws in Oracle and Cisco. I agree with...

Dialogic/NMS Acquisition Discussion and Analysis

On a recent call with Jim Machi, Senior Vice President Marketing Dialogic Inc.I had a chance to ask a number of questions regarding his company's pending acquisition of the platform division of NMS. The deal is subject to shareholder approval...

Can Yahoo Get Out of its Own Way?

Obviously this past month has seen tremendous market volatility but I thought it important to point your attention to Yahoo being near a fiver-year low. The company could have been taken over by Microsoft and returned shareholders over $13 billion...
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