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Microsoft, Nortel Put “Unified” in Unified Communications

The buzzwords “unified communications” took another step toward really meaning something this week, as Microsoft and Nortel unveiled a strategy and product roadmap aimed at knocking another Microsoft partner, Cisco, off its perch.

Oddly enough, Microsoft and Nortel showed off their cutting-edge wares in a setting long past its prime -- the "Saturday Night Live" stage in New York. Funny quote here from the Forbes story linked:

“Nothing that they demonstrated today was unique,” said Ken Shulman, chief technology officer for telecom service provider Broadview Networks, who attended Wednesday's event, which included a brief phone, messaging and video conferencing demo.

Hmm, kind of like what we’ve been seeing on "Saturday Night Live" the last 10 years or so.

What are you doing with unified communications? How big a part of your business do you expect it to be? Tell me at [email protected].

Posted by Lee Pender on 01/18/2007 at 1:20 PM


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