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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

Avaya-Nortel Full Steam Ahead With Big Challenges

The courts approved the acquisition of Nortel Enterprise by Avaya and dismissed any Verizon objectives. My Nortel friends tell me that the acquisition is moving ahead, anticipating the the DoJ investigation will not impact these plans (my take on the... Full Story

Posted on September 17, 2009 8:37 AM

Nortel IPR a Key Asset

While one can question the tactics of Research In Motion's co-CEO< Mike Lazaridis in challenging the sale of Nortel's Wireless business, there is a net benefit. Nortel was a technology-driven company with many brilliant engineers. Over the decades, their collective... Full Story

Posted on September 16, 2009 7:48 AM

Nortel Avaya- It's Not a Done Deal

After a marathon auction, Avaya has agreed to buy Nortel's Enterprise business for $900M, much better than the original $475M. Great selling job, Nortel! A while back I blogged: "It's good for Avaya-Nortel's VoIP market position globally." It's still so.... Full Story

Posted on September 14, 2009 7:19 AM

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

Mike Z Out At Nortel

Mike Z, the last CEO of Nortel, failed on three counts: 1) to rebuild a great company- instead he filed Chapter 11; 2) to re-emerge from bankruptcy- instead he undertook a sale of all its assets; and 3) to get... Full Story

Posted on August 12, 2009 7:15 AM

Mike Z Out At Nortel

Mike Z, the last CEO of Nortel, failed on three counts: 1) to rebuild a great company- instead he filed Chapter 11; 2) to re-emerge from bankruptcy- instead he undertook a sale of all its assets; and 3) to get... Full Story

Posted on August 12, 2009 7:15 AM

Avaya-Nortel: SIP as a Consolidator- Questionable

Proposing that Avaya's Aura could act as a SIP consolidator if Avaya and Nortel come together may only make sense for some larger multi-site enterprises with lots of caveats. Sure SIP would allow simple interop, but it would introduce a... Full Story

Posted on July 23, 2009 7:01 AM

The Good and Bad of Avaya-Nortel

Here's my view on the proposed sale of Nortel Enterprise to Avaya. It's good for Avaya-Nortel's VoIP market position globally. It's good for Avaya-Nortel's Contact Center market position with two leading portfolios and opportunities for cross opportunities. It's good for... Full Story

Posted on July 21, 2009 1:32 PM

Forrester: Customers Want One More Nortel Win

The Nortel User Association held its annual conference, Global Connect, in Pittsburgh earlier this month, just before the 7th and final game for the Stanley Cup between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings in Detroit Henry Dewing of Forrester... Full Story

Posted on June 24, 2009 12:38 PM

Zafirovski Comes To Ottawa

I attended a Canadian Parliamentary Finance Committee yesterday at which Mike Zafirovski, the CEO of Nortel, defended bonuses for execs, and Nortel Pensioners presented their case. One headline read "Zafirovski faces MPs, angry Nortel pensioners". You can read Zafirovski's opening... Full Story

Posted on June 19, 2009 3:44 PM

Who Would Head the Nortel-Siemens family?

The CEO of Siemens Enterprise Networks has left Siemens. The new interim CEO is from Gores Group, the private equity firm that owns SEN.. No reason has been given, but could it be due to a disagreement on details associated... Full Story

Posted on June 15, 2009 7:04 AM

GM vs Nortel

Both GM and Nortel are in Chapter 11, but what else can we observe. Firstly, GM has many manufacturing facilities and ecosystem suppliers in North America; Nortel out-sourced manufacturing years ago.This has attracted political action on behalf of GM. Secondly,... Full Story

Posted on June 4, 2009 7:27 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 1Q09 Results- Holding Its Own

Nortel just published its 1Q09 results, and, in my mind, held its own in the highly competitive enterprise market. Why do I say this given that its enterprise revenues dropped some 40%? Consider: 1. Cisco revenues went down 20% in... Full Story

Posted on May 11, 2009 9:33 AM

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Communications Dimensions

Phil Edholm, the enterprise CTO at Nortel, has an uncanny capability of synthesizing complex issues. Across multiple blog postings, he talks to a simple graphic of what he calls Communications Dimensions. I like the way he breaks out event and... Full Story

Posted on May 1, 2009 12:10 PM

Social Networking vs UC

Unified Communications (UC) includes new modalities such as social networking, though most UC solutions today don't deliver social networking solutions, beyond simple linkages such as blog or wiki click-to-call. A lot has been said and written about the ROI for... Full Story

Posted on April 20, 2009 1:44 PM

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

30,000 More Loans Per Year Through a Nortel-Microsoft UC Solution

The National Workers' Housing Fund Institute (Infonavit), a government mortgage provider with offices throughout Mexico, recently announced that a Nortel-Microsoft solution which will replace a number of non-Nortel PBXs with a software-centric UC solution built around OCS 2007. Nortel's role?... Full Story

Posted on April 6, 2009 8:07 AM

Nortel's Enterprise Surprise

This is the title of an article by Tara Seals of Xchange, based on an interview she did with yours truly. Thought you might be interested. If you're wondering about our partnership with Intel, this was in error in the... Full Story

Posted on March 12, 2009 10:42 AM

Centralized or Distributed UC

Centralization of IT resources has been the path to lowest TCO, whether we are talking about application processing, or data storage. Centralization provides higher utilization of servers and reduces server costs, reduces operations costs including power, staffing and management and... Full Story

Posted on March 4, 2009 10:03 AM

Sweet Spots for Communications-Enabled Applications

In these economic times, application innovation that can positively impact customer service and revenues, or increase business effectiveness or decrease costs, are as important as ever. One of the fundamental steps in achieving application innovation is to recognize that human... Full Story

Posted on February 26, 2009 4:26 PM

Virus in Orbit

Hyperconnectivity, as we all know, has a dark side in the form of new security threats. Now a computer virus (specifically the W32.Gammima.AG worm) has gone where no virus has ever gone before.... hitting laptops on the International Space Station.... Full Story

Posted on February 24, 2009 10:18 AM

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