Rob writes: CBRonline.com reports that Avaya claims it was offered a Unified Communications
partnership by Microsoft ahead of Nortel, but refused to license its call control
technology to the operating system giant. "They came to us to offer that deal and we
turned them down, and now they're coming back to try again," said Karyn Mashima,
senior VP of strategy and technology at the Basking Ridge, New Jersey-based vendor of
enterprise telephony infrastructure. Mashima said a deal would have required licensing
what constitutes Avaya's "crown jewels" to Microsoft, which Nortel,
"struggling in the enterprise market", was prepared to do. "I
guess it was something Nortel felt was worth giving up," she said.
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