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Posted by Henry Dewing on March 15, 2012
Avaya announced its intention and agreement to purchase Radvision today. These two technological powerhouses have the combined brainpower to put together some of the most advanced unified communications solutions in the world. Radvision’s experience in building complex modular communication components plus Avaya’s strength in delivering complete, reliable communications solutions is an appealing combination. The strengths of this combination include:
Issues that management will have to deal with in the combined company:
I believe this acquisition will almost immediately enable Avaya to better sell into mixed environments with older video and VoIP solutions by integrating Radvision’s H.323 stack into the Avaya Aura product set. The long-term success of the combination will depend on the combined company’s ability to deliver open, interoperable, software-based unified communications that provide the flexibility to integrate — not just with communications components, but also with business applications and processes.
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