As reported over on NoJitter.com, Siemens has entered into a deal with Gores Group (owner of Enterasys and contact-center systems vendor SER Solutions) to form a joint venture. Gores will take 51% of Siemens Enterprise Networks, with Siemens retaining 49%. In addition, both the chairman and CEO of Alcatel-Lucent have resigned.
This represents a major shake-up of leading UC providers (especially in international markets, but should serve to finally stabilize Siemens for the long run).
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