BASKING RIDGE, NJ--(Marketwire - October 28, 2009) - Avaya, a global leader in enterprise communications applications, systems and services, today announced that it will launch the Avaya Virtual Partner Conference on November 10, 2009, an event that will offer a combination of on-demand training, live question and answer sessions and key reference materials. The conference is designed to provide Avaya's global channel partners with in-depth details on Avaya's business strategies, product and service roadmaps, and information on critical tools to improve their company's effectiveness and overall success.

"The Virtual Partner Conference enables a broader range of associates at our partner companies to hear and understand the new Avaya Connect program, our roadmap, and how it drives benefits for both the partner and their customers," said Patti Moran, senior director, Worldwide Channel Marketing, Avaya. "The format allows partners to attend the live session or opt in at a time that is more convenient for them."

The Avaya Virtual Partner Conference will launch via webcast at 9:00 a.m. Eastern on Tuesday, November 10, 2009. It will feature several video presentations wherein Avaya executives address FY2010 channel initiatives and demonstrate how partners can be successful with the Avaya Aura™ unified communications architecture and new service options. There will also be in-depth discussions on the new partner program, Avaya Connect, and the streamlined competency model.

The Avaya Virtual Partner Conference website will also feature a Resource Center pre-loaded with presentations and relevant documentation and Virtual Briefcases that will allow partners to save pertinent resources for later use. Videos and resources will be available on demand at the Avaya Virtual Partner Conference website for a minimum of six months.

Avaya partners interested in participating in the virtual conference can register by going to the Avaya Partner Portal and clicking on the Events and Forums tab.

About Avaya

Avaya is a global leader in enterprise communications systems. The company provides unified communications, contact centers, and related services directly and through its channel partners to leading businesses and organizations around the world. Enterprises of all sizes depend on Avaya for state-of-the-art communications that improve efficiency, collaboration, customer service and competitiveness. For more information please visit

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