Avaya News

  • Avaya cozies up to developers

    Posted October 15, 2013 - 1:07 pm

    Avaya is making it easier to drop its unified communications capabilities into business applications, removing a layer of complexity that may be holding developers back from writing communications-enabled apps for businesses.
  • EMC teams with Avaya (not Cisco) on communication pods

    Posted April 9, 2013 - 2:05 pm

    Two stalwarts in the enterprise IT market joined forces today to release a unified communications stack that integrates hardware from EMC, virtualization technology from VMware and communications apps from Avaya. Perhaps most interesting about the news, though, is a company that was not involved: Cisco.
  • Avaya willing to share customers with Cisco, Microsoft in three-way networking battle

    Posted March 28, 2013 - 3:52 pm

    Avaya unified communications products can get along with Microsoft's Lync Server, and many customers will probably choose to deploy both rather than just one, says Avaya's CEO.
  • Unified communications Battle Royale: Cisco, Avaya feel the heat from Microsoft Lync

    Posted February 21, 2013 - 2:01 pm

    It seems Microsoft's unified communications system Lync is becoming so popular among businesses that it is the No.1 threat to the top vendors Cisco and Avaya. Cisco this week launched an online blogging campaign to point out Lync's shortcomings, and Avaya volunteered a nearly identical list of what it perceives as Lync limitations.
  • Avaya looks to next generation video conferencing

    Posted December 12, 2012 - 12:19 pm

    Following up on its purchase earlier this year of video optimization company Radvision, Avaya Wednesday announced enhancements to its Aura and Flare unified communications (UC) platforms that could signal the company's move into next generation videoconferencing for the enterprise.
  • Avaya virtualizes UC Aura platform

    Posted December 5, 2012 - 5:48 pm

    Catching up with many of the other unified communications vendors, Avaya today announced that its Aura platform now can be virtualized.
  • Avaya doubling down on communications outsourcing

    Posted October 13, 2012 - 8:23 pm

    Since publicly launching a communications outsourcing division earlier this year, Avaya says it has seen strong customer adoption, which is why the company is looking to expand its service to smaller and mid-sized businesses.
  • Avaya expands mid-market reach with IP Office 8.1 release

    Posted July 17, 2012 - 2:39 pm

    Avaya today announced the latest version of its unified communication (UC) software, IP Office 8.1, which the company says brings UC features typically reserved for large enterprises to smaller ones.
  • Avaya: Flare video support coming for iPad, Windows PCs, Android

    Posted June 13, 2012 - 11:26 am

    Avaya plans to extend video support for its Flare communications interface to the iPad, Windows PCs and Android devices during the next year and half, according to company executives.
  • Avaya lays out roadmap for unified software management

    Posted May 21, 2012 - 8:53 pm

    As Avaya continues its transition from a hardware company into a communications and collaboration software provider, it is going through some growing pains, including a shakeup of executives and uncertainty around a potential initial public offering that's been rumored for months.
  • Avaya joins crowded BYOD, MDM field

    Posted May 8, 2012 - 11:41 am

    At Interop this week, Avaya will toss its hat into the rapidly expanding BYOD ring with new software for its policy manager that helps IT get a handle on mobile device management (MDM).
  • 5 ways Avaya can stave off irrelevancy

    Posted March 11, 2012 - 8:37 am

    New Avaya data networking chief Marc Randall has five focus areas in his sights to help the company sell its Ethernet switches, gain market share ... and perhaps stave off irrelevancy.
  • Avaya releases communications management platform

    Posted February 29, 2012 - 4:46 pm

    Avaya is looking to take over the management of an enterprise's entire communications platform with a new offering the company announced today.
  • Avaya beefs up switch architecture to compete with Cisco, HP, others

    Posted November 16, 2011 - 6:26 pm

    Avaya this week rolled out extensions to its 4000 series switches and said its year-old virtualized networking architecture is taking hold in campuses and data centers.
  • Avaya sets $1 billion public offering

    Posted June 9, 2011 - 6:50 pm

    Avaya is going public again, filing today with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering worth $1 billion.
  • Avaya IPO could be imminent

    Posted June 7, 2011 - 4:16 pm

    Avaya could file for an initial public offering of $1 billion, which could result in the company being valued at $5 billion, according to a published report.
  • Avaya shifts high-end features to midsize-business communications platform

    Posted May 17, 2011 - 9:25 am

    Avaya is updating its IP Office communications platform for small businesses to add collaboration features from its enterprise-grade communication server, including Avaya Flare Experience desktop videoconferencing.
  • Avaya extends 'private cloud' capabilities to campus networks

    Posted February 22, 2011 - 12:32 pm

    Avaya is taking its data center architecture to the enterprise campus, with the goal of creating "private clouds."
  • Avaya offers virtual meetings, SaaS-style

    Posted February 10, 2011 - 10:12 pm

    Avaya this week updated its enterprise virtual collaboration software and started offering it in a software-as-a-service model.
  • Avaya upgrades ACE software

    Posted December 14, 2010 - 12:05 pm

    Avaya is announcing a software add-on for Microsoft's Office Communicator clients that make the clients interoperable with Avaya's IP PBXs - something that can save businesses money, the company says.
  • Avaya unveils switching blueprint for virtual data centers

    Posted November 12, 2010 - 12:46 pm

    Avaya this week unveiled software enhancements to its switches designed to allow users to optimize the network for business applications and services through virtualization.
  • Avaya, Skype in deal to offer low-cost, IP-based calling

    Posted September 29, 2010 - 4:57 pm

    Avaya and Skype signed an agreement to offer Skype Connect to Avaya customers to help them lower international voice-calling costs through IP-based calls.
  • Tablet wars: Avaya Flare vs Cisco Cius

    Posted September 15, 2010 - 8:26 pm

    See how Avaya's Flare stacks up against Cisco's Cius tablet as these two contenders enter an arena dominated by the iPad.
  • New Avaya device takes on Cisco (Apple, too) in tablet war

    Posted September 15, 2010 - 4:52 pm

    Avaya is introducing a powerful Android-based touchscreen tablet that supports new communications software in a package to rival Cisco's recently announced Cius communications tablet.
  • HP draws on Avaya as a unified communications partner vs. Cisco

    Posted June 29, 2010 - 12:14 pm

    HP has brought Avaya into its alliance partners program in a move that will help it compete against Cisco by offering more choices to customers interested in unified communications and contact centers.
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