It was a huge start to the year in terms of mergers and acquisitions with channel impact.
Windstream got things started, then Star2Star followed with a big step forward in global unified communications. Avaya announced a purchase just a month after emerging from chapter 11 protection, and rumors of an unusual reverse-acquisition swirled around Dell and VMware.
Also featured here: Polycom, McAfee, Telarus and more.
We break it all down in the gallery below.
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