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VoiceCon 2009 coverage

VoiceCon 2009 was an exciting conference for SearchUnifiedCommunications.com to cover. Site editor Leigha Cardwell and news editor Shamus McGillicuddy headed to Orlando for several days of sessions and keynotes from vendors such as Avaya, Microsoft and Nortel, among others. Check out our collection of VoiceCon coverage, including news stories and blog entries from throughout the week.

News from VoiceCon

Avaya bets big on SIP with its vision for Aura Session Manager -- Avaya announced its vision for Aura Session Manager and placed heavy emphasis on SIP.

At VoiceCon, Nortel customers uneasy about vendor's future -- At a session entitled "I'm a Nortel customer. What do I do now?" customers were given a chance to react to bankruptcy filings and other problems with the telecom giant, as Joel Hackney, president of Nortel Enterprise Solutions, took questions.

Q&A with IBM's Sametime executives -- SearchUnifiedCommunications.com sat down with two IBM execs to discuss IBM Sametime Unified Telephony.

Blogs from VoiceCon

Nortel employees respond to VoiceCon coverage -- After reading the news coverage on the Nortel customer session, several employees wrote to Shamus McGillicuddy to give their perspectives.

VoiceCon 2009: Building success through innovation -- The main theme of VoiceCon 2009 seemed to be keeping on top of technology and being as innovative as possible.

VoiceCon Microsoft keynote: Gurdeep Singh Pall throws desk phone in the trash -- Microsoft's corporate VP of unified communications (UC) argued the company's plans to dump the desk phone, instead planning to pursue software-based communications.

VoiceCon keynote: Kraft Foods UC vision includes Avaya and the iPhone -- Kraft's plans to increase collaboration among its employees includes some technology from Avaya and even using iPhones.

Microsoft decides it shouldn't be in the video conference phone business -- Microsoft announced that it has transferred its Roundtable phone to Polycom.

VoiceCon Cisco Keynote: Cisco goes vertical -- Cisco is starting to cater to vertical markets, focusing on healthcare.

VoiceCon Avaya keynote: SIP has come of age -- Avaya's CEO places all of his faith in SIP during the opening keynote for VoiceCon.

This was first published in April 2009

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