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Avaya Names New Research and Development Director for Small and Medium Business Group

11-28-2005

Avaya announced it has named Rade Gvozdanovic as director of research and development for the company's Small and Medium Business Solutions (SMBS) Group.

Avaya Inc. (NYSE:AV), a global leader in business communications applications, systems and services, today announced it has named Rade Gvozdanovic as director of research and development for the company's Small and Medium Business Solutions (SMBS) Group.

 

Since November 2004 Gvozdanovic has served as senior technical manager for SMBS research and development at Avaya, where he has played a key role in establishing technology strategy and has led software development initiatives for Avaya IP Office, an all-in-one, high-performance voice and data server for the small to mid-sized market. To date more than 50,000 Avaya IP Office systems have been shipped to businesses worldwide.

 

"Appointing Rade Gvozdanovic as our new research and development director recognizes the breadth of his contributions to our business and reinforces Avaya's commitment to solutions especially designed to meet the needs of smaller firms," said Patricia Hume, group vice president, Small and Medium Business Solutions, Avaya.

 

Previously Gvozdanovic, who is based in the U.K., led R&D efforts for gateway products at Nortel Networks and was manager of multiservice access and switch development at Northern Telecom. He began his career at STC plc where he was a research and development engineer and managed multimedia systems.

 

About Avaya

Avaya Inc. designs, builds and manages communications networks for more than one million businesses worldwide, including over 90 percent of the FORTUNE 500®. Focused on businesses large to small, Avaya is a world leader in secure and reliable Internet Protocol telephony systems and communications software applications and services.

 

Driving the convergence of voice and data communications with business applications - and distinguished by comprehensive worldwide services - Avaya helps customers leverage existing and new networks to achieve superior business results. For more information visit the Avaya Web site: http://www.avaya.com

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