With Cisco really becoming a popular phone system these days, we wonder how the Nortel and Avaya’s of the day will do. Looks like there is some good news. I would love to see Nortel buyout Avaya. That would give Nortel a better ACD product (where Cisco is very far behind), and more of a direct sales force in North America and many markets. I am not sure how much that would help them against Cisco. Avaya Japan is a bit of a revolving door with a lot of turn over in the staff while Nortel Japan is a solid organization but just suffering from difficult news coming out of headquarters.
We’ll have to think about this one a bit more, as it seems Avaya is trying to put itself on the block a bit looking at other suiters as well.