Nortel has laid off senior staff in the UK who were responsible for the company’s unified communications partnership with Microsoft, according to sources.
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Nortel's liquidation of its assets could possibly gut the 3-year-old unified communications partnership the company has with Microsoft.
Nortel's bankruptcy filing could force it into restructuring that could influence many of its noted partnerships such as a unified communications deal with Microsoft.
Nortel's rocking financial situation and announced layoffs this week of 1,300 people likely won't have much short-term impact on the company's four-year unified communications alliance with Microsoft, including before the deal's expiration in 2010, according to experts.