Avaya - News, Features, and Slideshows


  • Library system dumps MPLS with cheaper DSL, cable services

    The Sno-Isle, Wash., public library system expects to save $400,000 this year by yanking its MPLS network and replacing it with multiple, less expensive broadband connections that include consumer DSL, cable service and even dark fiber.

  • Wi-Fi won't kill the office LAN ... yet

    While Wi-Fi has increasingly become the primary choice for office worker connectivity, it may be some time before it replaces wired networks altogether, according to panelists at the Interop conference, held last week in New York.

  • Avaya CEO: How video will change business world

    Last Wednesday, Avaya, Inc. made a splash in New York City with a portfolio of new collaboration products, including the Flare Experience multimedia conferencing system, a new tablet designed to support the Flare software and the web.alive (stet) virtual reality meeting service, among other offerings. In the latest installment of the IDG Enterprise CEO Interview Series, IDGE Chief Content Officer John Gallant talked with Avaya leader Kevin Kennedy about the company's collaboration strategy, how the new products change the competitive battle with Microsoft Corp. and Cisco Systems, Inc., and what it's going to take to make video a part of everyday life for business users.

  • Tablet wars: Avaya Flare vs Cisco Cius

    Avaya has announced Flare, a tablet with docking station that supports hi-def video calling. It's set to go head to head with Cisco's Cius tablet announced earlier this summer. Here's how these two contenders stack up against each other as they enter an arena dominated by the iPad.

  • Avaya CEO on Cisco, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter and how to win over Nortel customers

    Avaya CEO Kevin Kennedy recently sat down at his office in Basking Ridge, N.J., with Network World Senior Editor Tim Greene to discuss the company's progress integrating Nortel enterprise assets into the company, the changing nature of the business communications market, the effects of Facebook and Twitter on corporate networks, the impact of Skype, the competition Avaya faces from Cisco and Microsoft and the promise of cloud computing. What follows is an edited transcript of that conversation.

  • Avaya bolsters contact centers, integrates Nortel technology

    Avaya is overhauling its contact center software with features designed to boost productivity and also to demonstrate that the company is brimming with innovation it hopes will attract new customers, and keep those it acquired along with Nortel's enterprise division.

  • Opinion: Avaya's R&D lab closure a timely warning

    The loss of Avaya’s domestic research and development lab is a disappointing turn of events for Australia’s ICT industry, and a timely reminder we need to collectively ramp up incentives for well-funded organisations to set up shop down under.

  • Apple iPad targeted by Avaya device

    While Apple is set to rev up the hype machine at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Avaya seems about ready to introduce an iPad-like device for business users that might steal a little of Steve Jobs’ thunder. The Avaya device acts like a phone, has support for video and all manner of wireless technology.