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Copacabana on Avaya

02-09-2005

Sixty-six successful participants in Avaya's first business partner travel incentive programme for sales of the IP Office and INDeX IP converged communication systems for small and medium-sized organisations have just returned from a 5-day all expenses paid trip to the Copacabana resort in Rio de Janeiro.

Sixty-six successful participants in Avaya's first business partner travel incentive programme for sales of the IP Office and INDeX IP converged communication systems for small and medium-sized organisations have just returned from a 5-day all expenses paid trip to the Copacabana resort in Rio de Janeiro. They enjoyed helicopter rides, jungle exploration, sight-seeing, golf and sailing. Participants in the trip were from 9 countries in Europe the Middle East, Africa and Asia (EMEA).

The incentive programme was open to all Avaya IP Office or INDeX IP business partners and distributors in the region. Participating companies had to reach a sales target to qualify for one place on the trip and then further targets for additional places. In the UK, 27 companies including, Touchbase, Crane, Alternative Networks, Central Telecom, Talking Business, Redstone, IP Integration and Xpert Systems achieved the initial targets with 10 of them securing additional places.

The programme has led to an increase in revenues of nearly £3.5million over a period of six months for Avaya. The company is already considering destinations for a similar incentive for next year.

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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