Stories by David Rohde

Lucent Spinoff Comes with a Big Asterisk

Lucent Technologies Inc. isn't sending 100 percent of its enterprise portfolio over to the new enterprise spinoff it announced yesterday. And that could spell additional challenges for the new company as it tries to get its bearings in the enterprise data market.

Users on edge as MCI WorldCom grabs Sprint

MCI WorldCom and Sprint have agreed to merge - and now face the enormous challenge of convincing users that they can pull it off without the usual period of post-merger chaos.

Mitel, Madge Team to Ship Voice, Data

PBX maker Mitel Corp. is joining with switching hub vendor Madge Networks Inc. this week at NetWorld+Interop 96 to introduce a way to ship voice and data traffic across a single campus network.