Alcatel-Lucent placed in Leaders Quadrant for enterprise Unified Communications

Sep 19, 2007, 01:00 ET from Alcatel-Lucent

    PARIS, Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Industry analyst firm Gartner has
 positioned Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE:   ALU) in the leaders
 quadrant in its recently released assessment Magic Quadrant for Unified
 Communications, 2007 (20 August 2007, B. Elliott). Inclusion in the
 quadrant requires evaluations in two sets of criteria - completeness of
 vision and ability to execute - considering such factors as products and
 services, overall viability, understanding of the market, and
 product/solution strategy.
     Unified communications (UC) solutions coordinate and simplify
 management and control of a wide variety of communication methods,
 including IP telephony, integrated voice and email, conferencing
 technologies and instant messaging. UC enhances the productivity of
 individuals, groups and businesses, providing an opportunity for
 enterprises to improve both customer and employee satisfaction.
     "Alcatel-Lucent is pleased to be placed by Gartner in the Leaders
 Quadrant," said Tom Burns, president of Alcatel-Lucent's enterprise
 solutions activities. "Products such as the OmniPCX and OmniTouch Unified
 Communication applications suite are fundamental to transforming services
 within a business and creating secure, real-time communications between
 employees, partners and customers."
     According to the published Gartner report, "Another key capability of
 UC is that it offers a method to integrate communication functions directly
 with business applications; Gartner calls this capability
 'communications-enabled business processes.'"
     Burns added, "Alcatel-Lucent is addressing the need to bridge
 communications functions and business applications by incorporating 'user
 profiling' into its customized planning and ordering processes, which
 matches the needs of employees and their jobs with technology options.
 Alcatel-Lucent user profiles allow businesses of every size to fully
 realize the benefits of UC when building or upgrading their networks."
     *The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2007 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused
 with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a
 marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's
 analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that
 marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor,
 product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise
 technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders"
 quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is
 not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all
 warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including
 any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
     About Alcatel-Lucent
     Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE:   ALU) provides solutions that
 enable service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, to deliver
 voice, data and video communication services to end-users. As a leader in
 fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies,
 applications, and services, Alcatel-Lucent offers the end-to-end solutions
 that enable compelling communications services for people at home, at work
 and on the move. With operations in more than 130 countries, Alcatel-Lucent
 is a local partner with global reach. The company has the most experienced
 global services team in the industry, and one of the largest research,
 technology and innovation organizations in the telecommunications industry.
 Alcatel-Lucent achieved adjusted proforma revenues of Euro 18.3 billion in
 2006 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in
 Paris. [All figures exclude impact of activities transferred to Thales].
 For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet:
 http://www.alcatel-lucent.com
 
 

SOURCE Alcatel-Lucent
    PARIS, Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Industry analyst firm Gartner has
 positioned Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE:   ALU) in the leaders
 quadrant in its recently released assessment Magic Quadrant for Unified
 Communications, 2007 (20 August 2007, B. Elliott). Inclusion in the
 quadrant requires evaluations in two sets of criteria - completeness of
 vision and ability to execute - considering such factors as products and
 services, overall viability, understanding of the market, and
 product/solution strategy.
     Unified communications (UC) solutions coordinate and simplify
 management and control of a wide variety of communication methods,
 including IP telephony, integrated voice and email, conferencing
 technologies and instant messaging. UC enhances the productivity of
 individuals, groups and businesses, providing an opportunity for
 enterprises to improve both customer and employee satisfaction.
     "Alcatel-Lucent is pleased to be placed by Gartner in the Leaders
 Quadrant," said Tom Burns, president of Alcatel-Lucent's enterprise
 solutions activities. "Products such as the OmniPCX and OmniTouch Unified
 Communication applications suite are fundamental to transforming services
 within a business and creating secure, real-time communications between
 employees, partners and customers."
     According to the published Gartner report, "Another key capability of
 UC is that it offers a method to integrate communication functions directly
 with business applications; Gartner calls this capability
 'communications-enabled business processes.'"
     Burns added, "Alcatel-Lucent is addressing the need to bridge
 communications functions and business applications by incorporating 'user
 profiling' into its customized planning and ordering processes, which
 matches the needs of employees and their jobs with technology options.
 Alcatel-Lucent user profiles allow businesses of every size to fully
 realize the benefits of UC when building or upgrading their networks."
     *The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2007 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused
 with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a
 marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's
 analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that
 marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor,
 product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise
 technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders"
 quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is
 not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all
 warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including
 any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
     About Alcatel-Lucent
     Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE:   ALU) provides solutions that
 enable service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, to deliver
 voice, data and video communication services to end-users. As a leader in
 fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies,
 applications, and services, Alcatel-Lucent offers the end-to-end solutions
 that enable compelling communications services for people at home, at work
 and on the move. With operations in more than 130 countries, Alcatel-Lucent
 is a local partner with global reach. The company has the most experienced
 global services team in the industry, and one of the largest research,
 technology and innovation organizations in the telecommunications industry.
 Alcatel-Lucent achieved adjusted proforma revenues of Euro 18.3 billion in
 2006 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in
 Paris. [All figures exclude impact of activities transferred to Thales].
 For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet:
 http://www.alcatel-lucent.com
 
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