Avaya defeated by webcast gremlins


Avaya defeated by webcast gremlins

It was heartening yesterday to see that even the finest minds in the comms industry can't always get technology right...

Tuning in to a live video webcast from the States to mark the launch of the latest version of Avaya's SMB IP Office suite, the assembled journalists were treated first to a monologue from CEO Kevin Kennedy that sounded as if it was being transmitted down a piece of string.

This was then followed by a good 30 seconds of the testcard before a presentation from Avaya senior vice president Alan Baratz, during which a Nortel desk phone stubbornly refused to play nice.

Gremlins in the works? Did someone feed Jeremy Butt after midnight again? Or is Avaya maybe being haunted by a vengeful Canadian spirit?

This was first published in May 2011

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