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UC Where You Live

I met yesterday with a number of customers of the regional branch of the Nortel user association (INNUA), and talked to them about our open UC solutions and the transformational nature of communications-enabled applications and business processes. One attendee asked... Full Story

Posted on February 20, 2009 1:32 PM


4B + 1M = Hyperconnectivity

The number of wireless phones worldwide just crossed the 4 billion mark. Maybe 10% of these are currently connected to the Internet, but this is going to go way up, led by developments from Nortel and others. How about another... Full Story

Posted on February 16, 2009 8:40 AM


Nortel Customer Perspectives

After ITExpo, I took the opportunity, while I was in Miami, to meet with three customers, two Nortel voice shops and one "very happy" Nortel data shop. Let me share with you some sound bytes from the two CIOs and... Full Story

Posted on February 6, 2009 8:36 AM


Dispatch from ITExpo

Earlier today, I presented in an ITExpo keynote session on UC. Surprisingly good attendance and some probing questions on mobility, converged networking , CEBP and the future of the desktop phone. The theme of my talk was on Open UC.... Full Story

Posted on February 2, 2009 7:30 PM


EnergyWise Doesn't Make Cisco Switches Any Greener

No argument for me: Green IT is critical important for Profit, People and Planet.. There're three problems with Cisco's EnergyWise. Firstly, EnergyWise is a security breach waiting to happen. Do you want your network to be powering down your call... Full Story

Posted on January 30, 2009 7:43 AM


Triple Bottom Line: Profit, People, Planet

The Triple Bottom Line (3BL) captures an expanded spectrum of CXO criteria for measuring organizational success: Profit, People and Planet". This comes from some UN work and is being adopted by governments around the world, perhaps even in your community.... Full Story

Posted on January 26, 2009 11:55 AM


Powering Hyperconnectivity: Catching the Wave

Hyperconnectivity drives powering needs as everything and everyone gets connected and as server farms expand to meet the demand. A to-be-published Nemertes survey report finds that 23% of US CIO have a green program. One element is of course improving... Full Story

Posted on January 16, 2009 10:32 AM

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Lenovo and Nortel Innovate in Ecommerce

The Lenovo "eLounge" virtual store is being showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week at the Venetian Hotel's AquaKnox. But most of us business folks don't get to go to CES, so check out Lenovo's... Full Story

Posted on January 9, 2009 7:56 AM


The Future of the IP Communications Industry

This was one of the questions raised late last year in an interview I did with Greg Galitzine. My response: A suite of software applications will deliver unified communications, which I view as "Communications integrated to optimize business processes". UC... Full Story

Posted on January 7, 2009 8:48 AM


IBM On Hyperconnectivity and The Global Recovery

Sam Palmisano, IBM Chairman and CEO. recently spoke on the reality of global integration. While he didn't explicitly mention Hyperconnectivity, he did say that "we are all now connected--economically, technically and socially." Hyperconnectivity not only brings together people, but also... Full Story

Posted on January 5, 2009 8:35 AM


Nortel Not Selling Enterprise Ethernet Biz

A recent headline, as headlines should, caught my eye and those of some of our enterprise customers. But while the article itself is much clearer, the title is totally misleading- Nortel is not selling its enterprise Ethernet business. Last September,... Full Story

Posted on December 19, 2008 12:00 PM

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Formula 0 Race and The Cisco Energy Tax

Last summer in Rotterdam, six teams competed in a Formula 0 race, a new zero emission race series took place on a .5Km track. Each car was powered by a commercial fuel cell that produces electricity from hydrogen. How does... Full Story

Posted on December 17, 2008 3:08 PM


WiPro-Nortel UC Helping Recruit 20,000 per Year

Quite a headline in these economic times. In fact, WiPro received the Network World Asia IT All Stars Award 2008 for its innovative use of technology (specifically Nortel UC) to keep up with recruiting 20,000 new employees per year, this... Full Story

Posted on December 12, 2008 12:17 PM


AT&T Cuts and Hyperconnectivity

It's been all over the news:.AT&T cutting its headcount by 12000. But what does this have to do with hyperconnectivity? Look below the covers. While its wired subscriber base is shrinking, AT&T is reaping the benefits of an 11.5% growth... Full Story

Posted on December 5, 2008 4:05 PM


Nortel VoIP Leadership: To and Through Service Providers

You might have missed it, but Nortel is the worldwide leader in Carrier VoIP (cf. Dell'Oro Group), having shipped 100 million IP Powered Home and IP Powered Business. ports to 320 carriers, and to two thirds of IDC's worldwide listing... Full Story

Posted on December 4, 2008 11:59 AM


Extreme Energy Claims

Extreme Networks has copied Nortel's campaign of attacking the Cisco Energy Tax, but then hides energy consumption behind unreal 'best practices', and creates a closed calculator tool. Virtually all Extreme's estimated "savings" are based on their assumption that all phones/ports... Full Story

Posted on December 1, 2008 2:31 PM


Verizon-Nortel Telepresence open for service

Verizon is basing its managed Telepresence service on a partnership with Nortel. The service provides "complete setup and management of telepresence conferences, including pre-connected and configured video circuits, and the ability for users to make conference reservations online." Makes sense... Full Story

Posted on November 17, 2008 10:15 AM


Nortel-Aggressive Measures to Weather The Storm

This was effectively the headline that greeted me in the local paper. The sun rose this morning and the sky hasn't fallen. So time to ponder yesterday's announcements. Much of the press focused on the $3.4B loss announced. I'm no... Full Story

Posted on November 11, 2008 7:41 AM


Shell: Cash on the OCS Telephony Barrel

At his VoiceCon keynote in Amsterdam earlier in the month (Amsterdam), Royal Dutch Shell's Group IT Architect Johan Krebbers positioned UC (built on OCS) as a key element of Shell's global collaboration strategy (80% of teams in Shell are global!),... Full Story

Posted on October 24, 2008 7:48 AM


Nortel BCM: Big Presence in the SMB Market

Nortel's Business Communications Manager UC portfolio (including the just announced BCM 450) has been rated #1 by Dell'Oro. Let me look under the UC covers as to how unified communications plays in the small medium business (SMB) market? It certainly... Full Story

Posted on October 8, 2008 5:14 PM


Nortel Opens Up To Pingtel

You have probably read about Nortel's Software Communications System 500 (SCS500), a Unified Communications (UC) SIP-centric software solution for SMB (30-500 users), and that our go to market includes IBM and Dell. What you may not know is that the... Full Story

Posted on August 15, 2008 9:32 AM


Brocade Foundry Acquisition Confirms Ethernet Simplicity Will Win

For data centers, virtualization of network services over an IP fabric, simplifies data center design and management of networks to lower operational expenses, while also capping the cost of expanding available services and dramatically reducing energy consumption. In addition, optical... Full Story

Posted on July 24, 2008 1:29 PM


Customer TCO Exposes True Costs of Cisco

Just in from the field: "I had a customer call yesterday and said they wanted to take a closer look at Nortel because they're getting crushed on Cisco maintenance fees for voice. They have about 3,000 IP phones and are... Full Story

Posted on July 11, 2008 1:08 PM


Service-Powered Telepresence for Deloitte

Deloitte has chosen Nortel as a global managed services provider for telepresence, video conferencing and associated multimedia services, across 130 sites globally. It's a big deal. The business value of these capabilities includes lower travel cost, increased productivity and reduced... Full Story

Posted on July 9, 2008 11:03 AM

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