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Nortel gains leaders quadrant for unified communications

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Nortel has been positioned by Gartner in the leaders quadrant in the ‘2007 Unified Communications Magic Quadrant’ report. 

According to the report, "The leaders quadrant contains vendors selling comprehensive and integrated UC solutions that directly, or with well-defined partnerships, address the full range of market needs.
“These vendors have defined migration and evolution plans for their products in core UC areas and are using their solution sets to enter new clients into their client roster, and to expand their footprint in their existing client base in new function areas."
The Gartner report also states: “UC offers the ability to significantly improve how individuals, groups and companies interact and perform. UC enables multiple communication channels to be coordinated. Key technologies include Internet Protocol (IP)-PBX, voice over IP (VoIP), presence, e-mail, audio and web conferencing, videoconferencing, voice mail, unified messaging and instant messaging (IM).”
Nortel’s unified communications solutions allow users to experience streamlined communications within their business application by bringing voice, data and video together into a single integrated solution.
Nortel’s cornerstone products include the Communication Server (CS) 1000 and the advanced multimedia integration of Multimedia Communications Server (MCS) 5100.
Nortel and Microsoft recently celebrated the one year anniversary of the Nortel and Microsoft Innovative Communications Alliance, a partnership designed to transform business communications by combining Nortel’s network quality and Microsoft’s reliable unified communications software.
Today, businesses are embracing the benefits of the alliance and have purchased and are deploying more than 430 000 licenses for joint solutions.
“We consider Nortel’s position in the Leaders quadrant by Gartner as further confirmation of Nortel’s ability to create a unified communications experience that makes workers more productive and responsive whether in the office or on the go,” said Steve Slattery, president, Enterprise Solutions, Nortel.
“Nortel and its partners have outlined a unified communications roadmap which is gaining momentum with enterprises across the globe and underscores the innovation Nortel is bringing to the intersection of business process and communications.”