Agile Computing Authors: Elizabeth White, Pat Romanski, William Schmarzo, Zakia Bouachraoui, Liz McMillan

Blog Feed Post

Info-Tech Research Group Names Avaya a "Champion" of Unified Communications

  • Avaya earns top product scores in Info-Tech Research Vendor Landscape report
  • Avaya Aura® "well-positioned as a UC platform of choice" for Avaya and non-Avaya environments

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Avaya was named a Champion of the Unified Communications market, with the Avaya Aura® platform earning the top product scores out of 12 major UC vendors, in a new Vendor Landscape report by Info-Tech Research Group.

"With a wide range of UC features, Avaya Aura® is well-positioned as both the UC platform of choice for Avaya IP telephony users, as well as an option for deploying an integrated, 'over the top' UC solution in conjunction with other non-Avaya IP telephony environments," the market research organisation said. Avaya Aura scores high on criteria including features, usability, affordability and architecture, Info-Tech Research Group's analysts found.

According to the report, by mid-2013, 35% of the workforce will use personal devices for work-related tasks, and 89% of organisations will allow the use of personal device for email. Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programmes and the general rise in mobile device usage have driven the need for unified communications (UC) vendors to support a variety of devices.

Avaya will significantly strengthen its ability to deliver video to mobile devices with its planned acquisition of RADVISION Ltd., a leading provider of videoconferencing and telepresence over IP and wireless networks.

Aura is Avaya's core communications platform supporting unified communications and contact centre solutions for midsize to large enterprises. Leveraging a revolutionary session initiation protocol (SIP) architecture and virtualisation technology, Avaya Aura simplifies complex networks and reduces infrastructure costs. The platform enables faster and easier deployment of communications capabilities such as voice, video, messaging, and presence, increasing productivity and business agility.

"The UC market is no longer limited to presence and messaging; it now includes rich communication tools like video, voice, and document sharing, all working together seamlessly."
James McCloskey, Senior Research Analyst, Info-Tech Research Group.

"Avaya is intently focused on leading the shift within the UC market from individual products to a tightly integrated system that delivers an extraordinary user experience powered by Avaya Awareness technology that makes rich multi-media communication dramatically more effective. Avaya Aura is at the core of Avaya's innovation and we are glad to see it listed as a champion of UC communications."
Brett Shockley, Senior Vice President and General Manager
Applications and Emerging Technologies, Avaya

Additional Resources
Avaya Aura http://www.avaya.com/usa/product/avaya-aura

About Avaya
Avaya is a global provider of virtual collaboration and communications solutions, providing unified communications, contact centers, networking and related services to companies of all sizes. For more information please visit www.avaya.com.

About Info-Tech Research Group
With a paid membership of over 25,000 members worldwide, Info-Tech Research Group (www.infotech.com) is the global leader in providing tactical, practical Information Technology research and analysis. Info-Tech Research Group has a fourteen-year history of delivering quality research and is North America's fastest growing full-service IT analyst firm.

Certain statements contained in this press release are forward-looking statements. These statements may be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "anticipate," "believe," "continue," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "might," "plan," "potential," "predict," "should" or "will" or other similar terminology. We have based these forward-looking statements on our current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections. While we believe these expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections are reasonable, such forward looking statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control. These and other important factors may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. For a list and description of such risks and uncertainties, please refer to Avaya's filings with the SEC that are available at www.sec.gov. Avaya disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Follow Avaya
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/avaya
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/avaya
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/Avayainteractive
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/1494
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/avaya
Avaya blogs: http://www.avaya.com/blogs

For Media Inquiries
Marijke Shugrue
[email protected]

Read the original blog entry...

More Stories By RealWire News Distribution

RealWire is a global news release distribution service specialising in the online media. The RealWire approach focuses on delivering relevant content to the receivers of our client's news releases. As we know that it is only through delivering relevance, that influence can ever be achieved.

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...
Apptio fuels digital business transformation. Technology leaders use Apptio's machine learning to analyze and plan their technology spend so they can invest in products that increase the speed of business and deliver innovation. With Apptio, they translate raw costs, utilization, and billing data into business-centric views that help their organization optimize spending, plan strategically, and drive digital strategy that funds growth of the business. Technology leaders can gather instant recomm...
OpsRamp is an enterprise IT operation platform provided by US-based OpsRamp, Inc. It provides SaaS services through support for increasingly complex cloud and hybrid computing environments from system operation to service management. The OpsRamp platform is a SaaS-based, multi-tenant solution that enables enterprise IT organizations and cloud service providers like JBS the flexibility and control they need to manage and monitor today's hybrid, multi-cloud infrastructure, applications, and wor...
The Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence (MSAI) provides a comprehensive framework of theory and practice in the emerging field of AI. The program delivers the foundational knowledge needed to explore both key contextual areas and complex technical applications of AI systems. Curriculum incorporates elements of data science, robotics, and machine learning-enabling you to pursue a holistic and interdisciplinary course of study while preparing for a position in AI research, operations, ...
CloudEXPO has been the M&A capital for Cloud companies for more than a decade with memorable acquisition news stories which came out of CloudEXPO expo floor. DevOpsSUMMIT New York faculty member Greg Bledsoe shared his views on IBM's Red Hat acquisition live from NASDAQ floor. Acquisition news was announced during CloudEXPO New York which took place November 12-13, 2019 in New York City.
Codete accelerates their clients growth through technological expertise and experience. Codite team works with organizations to meet the challenges that digitalization presents. Their clients include digital start-ups as well as established enterprises in the IT industry. To stay competitive in a highly innovative IT industry, strong R&D departments and bold spin-off initiatives is a must. Codete Data Science and Software Architects teams help corporate clients to stay up to date with the mod...
The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is a non-profit organization that provides business support services to companies expanding to Japan. With the support of JETRO's dedicated staff, clients can incorporate their business; receive visa, immigration, and HR support; find dedicated office space; identify local government subsidies; get tailored market studies; and more.
Tapping into blockchain revolution early enough translates into a substantial business competitiveness advantage. Codete comprehensively develops custom, blockchain-based business solutions, founded on the most advanced cryptographic innovations, and striking a balance point between complexity of the technologies used in quickly-changing stack building, business impact, and cost-effectiveness. Codete researches and provides business consultancy in the field of single most thrilling innovative te...
Atmosera delivers modern cloud services that maximize the advantages of cloud-based infrastructures. Offering private, hybrid, and public cloud solutions, Atmosera works closely with customers to engineer, deploy, and operate cloud architectures with advanced services that deliver strategic business outcomes. Atmosera's expertise simplifies the process of cloud transformation and our 20+ years of experience managing complex IT environments provides our customers with the confidence and trust tha...
With the introduction of IoT and Smart Living in every aspect of our lives, one question has become relevant: What are the security implications? To answer this, first we have to look and explore the security models of the technologies that IoT is founded upon. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Nevi Kaja, a Research Engineer at Ford Motor Company, discussed some of the security challenges of the IoT infrastructure and related how these aspects impact Smart Living. The material was delivered interac...