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Nortel Steps Up Collaboration on Unified Communications for SMBs

Nortel today announced that they are adding IP telephony on IBM Power Systems processors, with a unified communications solution including Lotus Notes and  Lotus Sametime, aimed at SMBs with 30 to 500+ employees.

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 2, 2008) - Nortel(1) (TSX:NT)(NYSE:NT) is accelerating the development of unified communications solutions for small to medium businesses (SMB) by adding its IP telephony application to IBM's new generation of Power Systems(2) processors.

Today's announcement expands on the two companies' alliance in the area of unified communications and collaboration for SMBs with the integration of Nortel's Software Communication System and IBM's Power Systems processors culminating in a single, robust and highly-scalable offering.

For SMBs and enterprises with branch offices of 30 to 500+ employees, this represents a compelling solution for rich communications and collaboration between employees, customers, and suppliers. It features Nortel's open source telephony capabilities and IBM Lotus Sametime, IBM Lotus Notes and Domino collaboration capabilities including customer relationship management, point-of-sale, email and calendaring - all on a single IBM platform.

Link:  Nortel Steps Up Collaboration on Unified Communications for SMBs