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Vendors Vie for Unified Communications Dominance

News | 12/01/2006 5:00 am EST

Are Cisco, Microsoft and Nortel on a collision course?

An 800-pound gorilla landed with a thud in the middle of the emerging unified communications market this summer. With two blockbuster announcements, Microsoft Corp. put the industry on notice that it will demand a share of the expected booty from a market that has been dominated until now by network and legacy voice system providers. Not that it was a huge surprise: Microsoft’s intentions have been known for some time.

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