After all, it's not their core strategy, just a healthy addition. After IPv6 and QOS gets worked out, the Internet will be a nice way to make a phone call. It's a nice hunk of change for me today.... US Markets closed? Darn. I could watch this all day! <EOM>
Hey guy, those 300 features that you have built into Nortel Meridians and LU have built into the Definity are being shown up as a waste of time.
There is really no need to have 15 ways to make a call transfer - 2 or 3 will do in the vast majority of cases.
Cisco's products will match the most asked for requirements of most users now - and in a very short time, they will be able to add the features that major customer are asking for.
I will give you this though - the proprietary lock-in that Nortel and Lucent have with their Voice Mail systems is a problem for Cisco... but the customers want Cisco to succeed in breaking this lock-in because they are "not happy" with the current situation!
Don't rely on features or proprietary stuff to save Nortel or Lucent - it didn't save IBM.