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Don Turner: 7 Reasons Federal Agencies are Migrating to the Cloud

Recently, U.S. federal government agencies have been migrating their legacy systems to the cloud in order to reduce costs, increase productivity and streamline processes, according to an article written by Don Turner of Avaya Government Solutions. He says the cloud resonates with today’s budget-strapped federal agencies such as the Departments of Interior, Agriculture …

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Avaya Helping Agencies Provide Cloud-Based Cyber Training; Chris Formant Comments

Avaya Government Solutions is providing federal agencies an online environment to train employees working in cybersecurity, the company announced Thursday. Security staffers will use AvayaLive Engage, a cloud-based learning environment, for training on protecting information systems against cyber threats and attacks. “It seems only fitting that a new generation of …

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Avaya Releases New Govt Communications System

Avaya Government Solutions announced Monday it has unveiled Government Outsourcing Solutions, a new unified communications system. GovOS was founded on SIP-based architecture and includes a product range for consolidated communications, contact centers and data networking. It incorporates Avaya Aura consolidated communications applications and networking. The service is compliant with security …

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Profile: Chris Formant, Avaya Government Solutions SVP, President

Chris Formant is senior vice president and president for Avaya Government Solutions, where he oversees the government solutions provision of secure communications solutions to government customers. Formant previously led Avaya’s global services business, where the company credits him for driving growth in many of the business’ programs. Under Formant’s leadership, …

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Avaya Names Four New Senior Level Execs

Avaya has made a handful of changes and appointments to its senior executive committee and leadership team. In a Thursday press release, the company said Dr. Alan Baratz has been named senior vice president for corporate development and strategy. He will be responsible for the company’s merger, acquisition and alliance …

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Avaya Appoints US Telecom Advisor to Board

Avaya announced today that Gary B. Smith has joined the company’s board of directors. Smith is the first non-affiliated director since the company became privately held in 2007. Smith currently serves as president and CEO of Ciena Corporation, which he joined in 1997 to help launch its international business. Prior to …

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Avaya Wins Two STAR Awards for Tech Service Leadership

Avaya has been recognized with two Technology Services Industry Association Fall 2011 STAR Awards for Excellence in Mission-Critical Software Support and Excellence in Hardware Remote Diagnostics, making it eight total STAR awards Avaya has received in the past three years. The STAR award recognizes excellence in technology services, awarding companies who …

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Karen Sledge of Harris Makes Diversity Journal’s Women Worth Watching List

  Harris Corporation’s Karen Sledge, vice president, controller, Broadcast Communications Systems, has been featured in Profiles in Diversity Journal’s 10th annual list of Women Worth Watching. She is one of the total 131 business representatives recognized based on employer nominations. The September/October 2011 issue of the magazine featured an essay from Sledge …

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RightNow Names Tom Shepherd VP of Global Direct Sales

RightNow recently appointed Tom Shepherd as vice president of global direct sales. His responsibilities include driving global strategy for direct sales, strategic alliances and system integrators to expand the firm’s channel and partner network. “Clearly, there is enthusiasm in the marketplace for RightNow’s leading cloud-based customer experience solutions and I am …

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