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Time to Move On

This is my last blog posting, two years to the day and 160+ postings after entering the blogsphere, and six months after retiring from Nortel, where I worked for 37 years. I left out the front door, but was saddened... Full Story

Posted on September 30, 2009 10:42 PM

DoJ Avaya-Nortel Antitrust Concerns Very Questionable

The US DoJ is apparently investigating whether there are any anti-trust aspects in the Avaya purchase of Nortel Enterprise. When I visited the DoJ web site, I couldn't find anything on this, suggesting it's in very early stages, though my... Full Story

Posted on September 21, 2009 5:59 PM

Cisco Watch-Out

Alan Sulkin, an experienced market watcher, has published his 2Q09 North American view on IP Telephony market shares, putting Cisco at #1 and Avaya and Nortel as #2 and #3 respectively. According to Alan, Nortel + Avaya, if no other... Full Story

Posted on September 2, 2009 7:08 AM

Cisco Too Will Fall

Who would have predicted a year ago that GM would be in Chapter 11? Nothing is forever. Cisco too will fall... someday. What might bring it to this state? Users might revolt against paying premium prices for locked-in solutions. This... Full Story

Posted on June 8, 2009 7:05 AM

Nortel Response to Nexus ('which is no Lexus')

A while back, I commented on Cisco's Nexus announcement, challenging its capacity and reliability claims. Well Nortel has responded to Cisco with its own solution: the Virtual Services Platform 9000. Unlike the Nexus, it supports a reliability scheme that is... Full Story

Posted on May 21, 2009 11:13 AM

What If SEN Acquires Nortel Enterprise?

Siemens Enterprise Networking (SEN) admits it's thinking about acquiring Nortel's Enterprise business. No surprise, as the rumors to this effect have been rampant. Three things make this an interesting option. Firstly, Nortel and SEN very much have complementary installed bases,... Full Story

Posted on May 19, 2009 11:25 AM

Nortel Restructuring- Will It Lead To More Data Choice?

"Beware the Single Vendor as Trusted Advisor: Gartner". So read my blog of Oct 22 2007. What's changed? Not much. Cisco is still reaping huge margins in its data business at the expense of its customers, who are also hit... Full Story

Posted on April 15, 2009 8:34 AM

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Un-unified Communications From Cisco

....and, given a chance, they'll box you in too!... Full Story

Posted on October 1, 2008 11:14 PM

Cisco Webex Disconnect

This just in from a friend, JohnT, who is a Technical Director at a UK SI. "Last night I tried to attend the Cisco Collaboration Summit. Just to be clear, this was a Web conference run by one of the... Full Story

Posted on September 26, 2008 7:57 AM

Cisco Energy Tax No Joking Matter

You may have seen our recent ads on, for example, CNN. Nicknamed the 'Nortel Piles' and 'Nortel Holes' commercials, these ads talk to the piles of money enterprises are wasting on the Cisco Energy Tax, and on the leakage of... Full Story

Posted on September 4, 2008 2:05 PM

Cisco-Microsoft Meaningful UC Interop Increasingly Unlikely

With its recent acquisition of PostPath, a maker of e-mail and calendaring software, the word on the street is that Cisco is positioning to strike at Microsoft's Exchange crown jewels. This is not inconsequential for "Microsoft shops' looking for UC... Full Story

Posted on August 29, 2008 2:50 PM

Cisco Energy Tax Collector Goes Home Empty-handed

I have spoken extensively about the Cisco Energy Tax. It's all part of our commitment to give you the facts on what your Cisco network is really costing you (up to 64% more according to a new Tolly Group report)... Full Story

Posted on July 8, 2008 6:41 AM

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