IT is the end of another annual developer conference held by Nortel. This session like all others offered a glimpse into the future direction of Nortel. Sometimes these presentations are feel good vaporware. This conference gave us a peek at a new Nortel Small Business Communications Server 500 (SCS 500). This is a joint IBM/Nortel offering that was announced this week on Eweek:
The combined offering will be sold through both IBM and Nortel channel partners. Both IBM and Nortel intend to provide training to IBM's System i channel partners on how to market and support IP telephony applications, and they will train Nortel partners familiar with VOIP on how to market and support the System i running VOIP applications. The System i is used most often by SMBs (small and midsize businesses).