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John Lyons, CEO of NACR, a top Avaya partner based in Eagan, Minn., agreed that the video opportunity with Avaya is a "significant driver of value throughout the enterprise."
"Video is the essential next step in collaboration, and Avaya has made video more cost-efficient and simple to use, while gaining in feature functionality," Lyons said in a note emailed to CRN.
Radvision now operates as an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Avaya, officially called Radvision, an Avaya company, and rolls up to Jim Chirico, Avaya executive vice president, business operations. It's considered Avaya's fourth major business unit, alongside its voice/UC business, data networking business and contact center business.
Avaya since the acquisition's close has been able to offer interoperability between Radvision Scopia, Avaya Aura, Avaya Flare Experience, Avaya 1000 series and one-X Communicator products, with integration for IP Office soon to follow. Avaya is also in the process of tying Radvision and Avaya hardware and software MCUs together and finishing broader interoperability between Radvision Scopia products and Avaya wares like session border controllers and other functions on its Aura platform.
Avaya, meanwhile, recently confirmed it will cut headcount as part of a plan to remove as much as $235 million in operating expenses in its new fiscal year. The company has wrestled with significant executive turnover and appears to have permanently delayed its plan for an IPO.