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Skype buys Cisco (executive) – now what?

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Skype (www.skype.com) has hired Tony Bates, formerly Cisco’s Senior VP and GM of Enterprise, Commercial and Small Business.  So now what?

I suppose this kinda-sorta explains the origin of the rumor that Cisco was going to buy Skype.

Speculation ranges that Bates’ experience with Enterprise will help Skype get traction into the business [...]

Avaya & Skype announce "strategic partnership” … of a sort

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Avaya (www.avaya.com) and Skype (www.skype.com) announced much big love and a strategic partnership today.  But the meat of the agreement won’t be implemented until the second half of 2011. And it’s not exclusive.

In “Phase 1,” Avaya customers will have “access” to Skype Connect, so anyone running a SIP-based IP PBX will be able [...]