So it looks like all of the talking and predicting has culminated in Avaya acquiring ailing Nortel Enterprise Solutions for a reported $900 millon…but it’s still subject to some final t-crossing and i-dotting which is expected to conclude later this year.
Speed is of the essence though, as whilst this period of uncertainty for Nortel remains, competitors will pillage the reseller base driving FUD in their paths.
It’s difficult to know how this will shape up moving forward and where the impact will be felt the most (both positively and negatively). Technology is the single most talked about area in conversations I have had, as there is a perception of huge overlap. I can see some really fascinating synergies though and areas to leverage in the quest to defeat their number 1 enterprise nemesis. As always in these matters – the HOW will be one of the biggest challenges. I’m sure we will all be watching with great interest.