Avaya Makes Magic Quadrant for Ninth Year Running

Avaya has now made nine consecutive appearances in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Corporate Telephony. The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Corporate Telephony is a resource for assessing the performance of key vendors in the telephony market. It also serves as an indicator of major communications industry shifts; signaling the transition from proprietary, hardware focused systems to open, standards-based software, and was among the first to highlight the move from standalone telephony to integrated unified communications.

Today, Avaya Aura and Avaya IP Office, which were evaluated for the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Global Corporate Telephony, offer open, standards-based voice and full unified communications platforms for enterprises and midmarket businesses respectively, and are designed to support a growing mobile workforce. Avaya Engagement Environment enables simplified integration and development of new communications-enabled applications that can give companies a competitive edge, or map to the unique needs of a business.

The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Corporate Telephony evaluates vendors with enterprise telephony solutions capable of supporting more than 1000 users. Vendors are evaluated on an axis measured by their ability to execute and their completeness of vision. The ten vendors evaluated in the 2014 edition of the report were placed in one of four quadrants: Leader, Challenger, Visionary and Niche players.

Gary E. Barnett, SVP and General Manager, Avaya Engagement Solutions commented “Avaya’s entire focus has been on understanding how businesses and organisations need to communicate to better engage customers, teams and employees. Our insight and expertise has put us on the cusp of every major trend, which has been underpinned by the fundamental qualities that companies have come to expect from Avaya and are inherent in every product and solution: reliability, performance, innovation, simplicity.”

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David Dungay

Editor - Comms Business Magazine