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CRI offers Sametime & Avaya PoC "in a box"


Last week I had the opportunity to co-present at the International Association of Avaya Users Conference. First, a couple of thank you's....

  • to Avaya's Allan Mendelsohn for inviting me and organizing our session...
  • to Lynne Canavan for pulling together a great event...
  • and to the IBM-Avaya Alliance team for not laughing (too much) when I walked into dinner utterly and completely dripping wet from the torrential rain. You would have thought I walked through a car wash.

While the rain was memorable, the most energizing (and entertaining) 20 minutes of the entire event was the time I spent with Robert Gill, President & CEO of Communication Resources, Inc. (CRI). Bob gave me a little demo of CRI's Integrated Server. It packs Avaya Application Enablement Services, Intelligent Presence Server, one-X Portal, one-X Mobile, and Sametime Standard on a single 1U server. The IS provides a fully integrated proof of concept deployment for 50-100 people at a fixed price with up to 20 hours of Help Desk Support.

Moreover, CRI is interested in working with the Sametime business partner community to bridge the gap between collaboration and Avaya telephony. They have several offers for both customers and IBM partners here and here.