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  • Nortel enterprise chief discusses Avaya deal

    By Jim Duffy | 21 July, 2009 09:15

    Nortel agreed to sell its Enterprise Solutions group to Avaya for US$475 million, barring any better offers from other potential bidders under the "stalking horse" arrangement. Nortel's enterprise chief Joel Hackney shared a few thoughts about the deal and its implications.

  • Efficiency key to Avaya's success, Giancarlo says

    By Stephen Lawson | 17 November, 2008 09:03

    Charles Giancarlo spent more than a decade at Cisco Systems and was widely considered a likely heir to Chairman and CEO John Chambers before he left last year for investment company Silver Lake Partners. Then Silver Lake orchestrated a private-equity buyout of Cisco rival Avaya, and Giancarlo stepped in as interim president and CEO. In January, former JDS Uniphase chief Kevin Kennedy will take over day-to-day operations as president and CEO, and Giancarlo will become chairman. Stephen Lawson of the IDG News Service spoke with Giancarlo on Tuesday after he delivered the opening keynote at VoiceCon in San Francisco.

  • Avaya CEO talks app server, economic opportunities

    By Tim Greene | 27 October, 2008 08:51

    Interim Avaya CEO Charles Giancarlo is winding down his tenure at the helm as the company narrows down a permanent replacement for former CEO Lou D'Ambrosio, who stepped down earlier this year for health reasons.

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  • FAQ: What's going on with Nortel?

    By Tim Greene | 25 June, 2009 07:58

    With Nokia Siemens bidding on Nortel's wireless business and Avaya rumored to be grabbing up its enterprise gear, it is all but inevitable that the rest of company will be broken up and sold off in pieces, which raises questions. Here are some of them and the answers.

 

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