Lucent Technologies Worldwide Services Captures Product of the Year Award From Network Magazine for 'Outsourced Network Management'

Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from Lucent Technologies

    MURRAY HILL, N.J., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Lucent Technologies (NYSE:   LU)
 Worldwide Services today announced it has won the Product of the Year Award
 from Network Magazine, CMP Media's monthly publication for network managers,
 for having the best "Outsourced Network Management" solution.  Lucent
 Worldwide Services (LWS) was selected for its Remote Network Management
 Services (RNMS).  This global service offers best-in-class fault management,
 performance management and configuration management for multi-technology,
 multi-vendor networks.
     The 14th annual Product of the Year Awards recognize 34 products from
 thousands of new products that were introduced in 2000 and the editors
 selected those select few that "stand out from the rest."  Additionally, in
 the category for the best "Systems and Desktop Management" solution, Lucent's
 VitalSoft division was selected for its VitalSuite(TM) SP, also announced
 today in a separate news release.
     "We are extremely proud and honored to receive the prestigious Product of
 the Year Award from Network Magazine," said Jeff Akers, president of the
 Technical Support Services unit of Lucent Technologies Worldwide Services.
 "With 26 technical assistance centers worldwide, three Network Knowledge
 Centers in Denver, Colo.; Hilversum, the Netherlands; and Sydney, Australia;
 and more than 700 employees worldwide, we serve 7,500 RNMS and maintenance
 clients in some 40 countries."
     One of the longest running product recognition programs of its kind,
 Network Magazine's Product of the Year Awards are presented annually to those
 products that, according to Editor-in-Chief, Steve Steinke, "are most
 significant to the Network Magazine reader population.  Our editors reach a
 consensus on the importance of the pros and cons of the contending products to
 the reader community."
     The Product of the Year Awards cover products and services across both
 enterprise and the new public network.  The criteria used to judge Products of
 the Year candidates include the broad appeal of the product to the
 publication's reader base; competitive enhancements that the product offers;
 price/performance advantages; technical ingenuity; new features and
 applications; and serviceability to the market.  The Products of the Year
 selection process takes over three months to complete.
     "The Product of the Year Awards provide network managers with key product
 information and technology trends they need to grow their business and
 organizations.  Our editors research the intersection of the enterprise and
 the new public network to determine products and categories that matter most
 to readers," Steinke said.
     All Product of the Year award winners will be featured in the May issue of
 Network Magazine, which is circulated to 200,000 network professionals.
 Special awards recognizing this year's winners will be presented
 Wednesday, May 9th during NetWorld+Interop Spring 2001, at a reception at the
 Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.
     Network Magazine is focused on the enterprise and the critical overlap
 where the enterprise meets the new public network.  Providing readers the
 information they want and need to succeed at their jobs, Network Magazine, the
 only monthly networking publication, delivers in-depth technical information
 in a strategic context to more than 200,000 networking professionals
 worldwide.  Comprised of both the enterprise and service provider sectors, all
 Network Magazine readers are valuable buyers of networking products and
 services.
     Lucent Technologies Worldwide Services, the world's largest communications
 networking services business, designs, builds, maintains and monitors complex
 customer networks around the world, including next-generation wireless and
 optical networks.  Lucent's newly integrated services business is able to meet
 complex needs of network providers and enterprise customers because of our
 unmatched breadth of networking skills, real-world experience and global
 scale.  With some 37,000 Services employees in 67 countries, Lucent stands out
 as a premiere provider with a full portfolio of network planning, engineering,
 integration, maintenance and program management capabilities worldwide to
 address our customers' growing requirements.
     Lucent Technologies, headquartered in Murray Hill, N.J., USA, designs and
 delivers the systems, software and services for next-generation communications
 networks for service providers and enterprises.  Backed by the research and
 development of Bell Labs, Lucent focuses on high-growth areas such as
 broadband and mobile Internet infrastructure; communications software;
 Web-based enterprise solutions that link private and public networks; and
 professional network design and consulting services.  For more information on
 Lucent Technologies, visit its Web site at http://www.lucent.com .
 
 

SOURCE Lucent Technologies
    MURRAY HILL, N.J., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Lucent Technologies (NYSE:   LU)
 Worldwide Services today announced it has won the Product of the Year Award
 from Network Magazine, CMP Media's monthly publication for network managers,
 for having the best "Outsourced Network Management" solution.  Lucent
 Worldwide Services (LWS) was selected for its Remote Network Management
 Services (RNMS).  This global service offers best-in-class fault management,
 performance management and configuration management for multi-technology,
 multi-vendor networks.
     The 14th annual Product of the Year Awards recognize 34 products from
 thousands of new products that were introduced in 2000 and the editors
 selected those select few that "stand out from the rest."  Additionally, in
 the category for the best "Systems and Desktop Management" solution, Lucent's
 VitalSoft division was selected for its VitalSuite(TM) SP, also announced
 today in a separate news release.
     "We are extremely proud and honored to receive the prestigious Product of
 the Year Award from Network Magazine," said Jeff Akers, president of the
 Technical Support Services unit of Lucent Technologies Worldwide Services.
 "With 26 technical assistance centers worldwide, three Network Knowledge
 Centers in Denver, Colo.; Hilversum, the Netherlands; and Sydney, Australia;
 and more than 700 employees worldwide, we serve 7,500 RNMS and maintenance
 clients in some 40 countries."
     One of the longest running product recognition programs of its kind,
 Network Magazine's Product of the Year Awards are presented annually to those
 products that, according to Editor-in-Chief, Steve Steinke, "are most
 significant to the Network Magazine reader population.  Our editors reach a
 consensus on the importance of the pros and cons of the contending products to
 the reader community."
     The Product of the Year Awards cover products and services across both
 enterprise and the new public network.  The criteria used to judge Products of
 the Year candidates include the broad appeal of the product to the
 publication's reader base; competitive enhancements that the product offers;
 price/performance advantages; technical ingenuity; new features and
 applications; and serviceability to the market.  The Products of the Year
 selection process takes over three months to complete.
     "The Product of the Year Awards provide network managers with key product
 information and technology trends they need to grow their business and
 organizations.  Our editors research the intersection of the enterprise and
 the new public network to determine products and categories that matter most
 to readers," Steinke said.
     All Product of the Year award winners will be featured in the May issue of
 Network Magazine, which is circulated to 200,000 network professionals.
 Special awards recognizing this year's winners will be presented
 Wednesday, May 9th during NetWorld+Interop Spring 2001, at a reception at the
 Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.
     Network Magazine is focused on the enterprise and the critical overlap
 where the enterprise meets the new public network.  Providing readers the
 information they want and need to succeed at their jobs, Network Magazine, the
 only monthly networking publication, delivers in-depth technical information
 in a strategic context to more than 200,000 networking professionals
 worldwide.  Comprised of both the enterprise and service provider sectors, all
 Network Magazine readers are valuable buyers of networking products and
 services.
     Lucent Technologies Worldwide Services, the world's largest communications
 networking services business, designs, builds, maintains and monitors complex
 customer networks around the world, including next-generation wireless and
 optical networks.  Lucent's newly integrated services business is able to meet
 complex needs of network providers and enterprise customers because of our
 unmatched breadth of networking skills, real-world experience and global
 scale.  With some 37,000 Services employees in 67 countries, Lucent stands out
 as a premiere provider with a full portfolio of network planning, engineering,
 integration, maintenance and program management capabilities worldwide to
 address our customers' growing requirements.
     Lucent Technologies, headquartered in Murray Hill, N.J., USA, designs and
 delivers the systems, software and services for next-generation communications
 networks for service providers and enterprises.  Backed by the research and
 development of Bell Labs, Lucent focuses on high-growth areas such as
 broadband and mobile Internet infrastructure; communications software;
 Web-based enterprise solutions that link private and public networks; and
 professional network design and consulting services.  For more information on
 Lucent Technologies, visit its Web site at http://www.lucent.com .
 
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