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Computerworld Readers Applaud Nortel And Microsoft Unified Communications Solution


Voted Leading Providers Of Unified Communications In Computerworld Hong Kong Awards 2008
HONG KONG - Readers of Computerworld Hong Kong, a key source of information for the territory’s 40,000 IT professionals, have voted the unified communications solution from Nortel* [NYSE/TSX: NT] and Microsoft Corp.* as the leading solution in the unified communications category.

The Nortel and Microsoft Innovative Communications Alliance, formed in July 2006, combined the two companies’ complementary skills and technologies to produce a tightly integrated solution that takes the complexity out of communications by breaking down the barriers among voice, email, conferencing, video, and instant messaging to provide collaboration anywhere, any time.

“We always knew that combining our strengths with Microsoft’s industry-leading communications platform would produce a unique solution within the industry, and our win in the Computerworld Hong Kong Awards 2008 shows we were right,” said David Wong, managing director, Nortel Hong Kong, Macau and South China. “This award confirms the true value that companies can achieve from unified communications.”
“Our unified communications solutions help users reach the right people while using the applications they rely on the most,” said Adam Anger, senior director with the Business and Marketing Organization of Microsoft Hong Kong. “Nortel enhances this capability with comprehensive telephony features that enable faster, more effective collaboration for information workers no matter where they’re located.”

The Nortel and Microsoft Innovative Communications Alliance solution combines Nortel Communication Server 1000 (CS 1000) with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007** and Microsoft Exchange Server 2007** to provide one-click access to a broad range of collaboration capabilities. It also includes integration and end-user services from Nortel’s Global Services portfolio. Leading Global companies have embraced the Nortel and Microsoft Innovative Communications, to help companies transform business communications by taking the complexity out of implementing unified communications.

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