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Avaya and Mitel Cross at Canadian Border

New Jersey-based Avaya, spun out of Lucent and previously AT&T has a decades-long history of providing business communications solutions. With its purchase of Nortel’s business communications assets a few years back it picked up even more knowledge, know-how and relationships....

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...

Mitel Benefits from Virtualization, Nortel Sale

On a recent trip to Canada I sat down with Mitel CEO Don Smith and President and COO Paul Butcher to discuss the company, industry and future. The dynamic duo is exactly that, mixing copious amounts of humor and friendly...

ITEXPO West 2009 Show News

Be sure to check out all of the exciting news happening at ITEXPO. In order to get up to date news be sure to bookmark the show news page and check out the three show dailies which have already been...

Getting Ready for ITEXPO West 2009

Hi All, it has been a whirlwind here at TMC today as we get ready for ITEXPO in just two weeks! :) -- perhaps the most important place you need to be this fall. The show will feature some of...

Terry Matthews to Keynote ITEXPO West 2009

Over 70 companies founded by one person in one industry - communications/technology (to be fair he owns hotels and golf courses as well). Over the years, tens of thousands of people were hired because of the vision of Sir Terry...

On The CounterPath to Success

If you want to build a perfect business plan, sometimes it makes sense to look at what has been successful in other markets and apply the same techniques in another space. McDonalds showed the world that a restaurant could become...

Leaving Vancouver

I feel weird writing this entry as I never told you I was in Vancouver to begin with. After leaving NXTComm, I came to the west coast of Canada because there are a number of companies in the area worth...

Day One in Canada

I had an amazingly smooth trip up to Canada considering the weather in New York was stormy when I left. It felt like 40 degree weather with 40+ MPH gusts. Somehow we took off and had a flight that wasn't...

Sun Reenters Telecom

With all the fanfare surrounding Microsoft’s reentry into telecom, I thought it worth mentioning Sun is doing the same thing. Microsoft has integrated their applications into communications (or vice versa) and even designed new devices such as phones and even...

Inter-Tel

Inter-Tel executives Aron Aicard (Director of Product Marketing), Jon Young (Director, Softswitch Technology) and Rick Ringel (Strategic Solutions Engineer), gave me this exclusive interview. They talked to me about Inter-Tel’s new corporate initiatives, the impact of SIP technology, and the...

Mihaylo Bids for Inter-Tel

There is a higher bid for Inter-Tel than what Mitel initially offered to pay. The bid is being led by Steve Mihaylo who is a major shareholder of Inter-Tel and the former founder. Rumor has it Steve who has been...

Fractal Edge

I spoke with Richard Laughton the founder of Fractal Edge today. Fractal Edge is part of the Wesley Clover family of companies and as you may have surmised is funded by Sir Terry Matthews.   The company displays large, complex,...

Solace Systems

Yet another Terry Matthews company I recently visited is Solace Systems who provides products for service providers and large enterprise customers. The company is in the value-added services routing system business and in case you are wondering what this means...

Mitel

By now it is no secret I spent some time in Canada recently and met with a number of companies in the Terry Matthews family. One of these companies is Mitel and over the decades this company has proven...

Kanata's Landlord

A sidebar to: Sir Terry Matthews Aside from being a successful serial entrepreneur Terry owns much of Kanata, Ontario and is a major landlord owning seemingly every building in site -- some were sold to Alcatel a few years back....

Sir Terry Matthews

Terry Matthews is a living legend in communications and I suppose the only person I will get to meet with a “Sir” in front of their name. For years many people have told me I must meet Terry and for...
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