Stories by Nick Lippis

  • Why Avaya deal is good for customers

    For the price of US$8.2 billion, private equity firms Silver Lake and TPG Capital have offered to take Avaya private. This is the largest such transaction ever in the enterprise networking and communications arena. And it's a positive development for Avaya's shareholders, employees and most importantly its customers.

  • Cisco gets proactive

    With its Self-Defending Network strategy, focus on adaptive threat defense and Network Admission Control initiative, Cisco has become the largest network security provider and trusted network player in the industry. What Cisco is doing is putting automated protections into the network to defend against the harmful effects of viruses, worms and exploits. Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer should personally thank John Chambers for the investment he is making in network security to fix what is mostly a Microsoft-inflicted industry problem.