If you want some great perspective on Nortel’s recent earnings as well as information on which areas of Nortel are doing best, be sure to check out this podcast interview with Joel Hackney, President of the Enterprise Solutions Group at Nortel.
Joel discusses a number of things with me such as the rumored acquisition by his company of the Siemens Business Communications Division.
In addition, Joel discusses how applications leaders in the CIO’s office are carrying more and more of the budgets for communications spending. Business processes are becoming more important he says and this allows Nortel to enter into a dialog with customers which we haven’t been involved with in some time.
From there, Hackney explained how Nortel provides a choice in the market — with lower price points, better technology while these solutions have a lower impact on the environment.
In addition, we get to hear his perspective of how SOA and web services intertwine with UC to give more choice to companies looking to implement the best communications solutions possible.
Finally we get to hear his ideas on what Nortel really sees in terms of tech spending going forward. Do they really see a slowdown in enterprise spending or not?
Here is the podcast for your listening pleasure.