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Avaya drops Microsoft with IP Office 6.1 update

Nov 17, 2010, 11:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dan Worth)

"Avaya has announced updates to its IP Office communication platform that it claims will improve collaboration and productivity, and provide cost benefits for workers and IT staff in SMEs.

"Chief among the IP Office 6.1 updates is a shift from Microsoft to Linux for the platform's operating system, which the firm said will reduce the total cost of ownership for SMEs.

"Götz Tscharf, director of SME communications for EMEA at Avaya, said that the firm could also improve the installation time of the platform by up to 75 per cent.

""By moving away from Microsoft we can remove licensing costs and therefore reduce the total cost of ownership and provide all the applications on a single DVD, which makes it a win-win for us and our customers," he said"

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