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Avaya Named Magic Quadrant Leader

October 16, 2012

Avaya continues to reign as a leader in the Magic Quadrant, this time positioned as such by Gartner for Corporate Telephony. This ranking is based on its “ability to execute” and “completeness of vision,” proving once again the effectiveness and quality of Avaya’s solutions.


The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Corporate Telephony looks at vendors that design, manufacture and distribute corporate telephony solutions, whether they create hardware, software or both.

Avaya’s solutions, driven by Avaya Aura, support SIP architectures and virtualization technologies, provide simple network management and low costs. Other solutions, such as the Avaya Aura Session Manager or the Avaya Agile Communication Environment, help deploy UC applications and link business systems and communications infrastructure, improving communication, collaboration and business processes.

The Gartner Magic Quadrant report also noted some important trends in the corporate telephony market. Vendors, for instance, are adding presence, IM, conferencing and mobility to their communications bundles, while more and more companies are using session management capabilities, and virtualized telephony environments become more popular among enterprises.

"Avaya's communications and collaboration platform is built to provide businesses with a solid, secure and interoperable infrastructure that is easy to manage and support, while addressing the rapidly shifting needs of today's workforce,” said Gary E. Barnett, senior VP and GM of Collaboration Platforms. “Our solutions will continue to evolve with a rapidly-shifting business landscape – which is increasingly defined by real-time collaboration, advanced mobility and 'bring your own device' (BYOD) models – in order to help companies remain agile and achieve their communications objectives."

This is a great achievement for Avaya, although not surprising, considering its record. This is neither the first nor last time it was named a leader in the Magic Quadrant, as it continues to provide innovative new solutions for improved communications, reduced costs, and better collaboration.

Avaya is on a roll. Let’s see how far it can take it.




Edited by Braden Becker

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