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Inspired at Microsoft’s Inspire

We were at Microsoft Inspire last week in Washington DC. Microsoft provided their vision for the future. Inspire featured a dizzying mix of panels, speakers, workshops, and hundreds of sponsors and exhibitors. A tremendous number of international partners were in attendance – investigating new solutions, asking questions, and seizing opportunities to network with their counterparts from around the world. It […]

AVST on the Move

Advantages of a Speech-Enabled Workplace

Your Voice. It’s easy to use. Most people master the basic interface by third grade. Now, voice recognition has made speech-enabled technologies a reality. Have you spoken to Siri, Alexa, Google Now, or Cortana? Imagine the advantages you can gain from enterprise-class Speech-Enabled UC applications.

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Infographic displaying 4 benefits of AVST's Speech-Enabled UC

UC Technology Roadmap

CX-E 8.7 SU4 Release

We’re proud to announce the latest release of CX-E, our enterprise-class unified communications platform. There are a number of enhancements in this release – security and Mobile Client updates, Android 7 and VMware vSphere 6.5 support – but the Skype for Business features are attracting the most interest.

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Skype for Business is flourishing in the UC landscape

Ready for the Enterprise: Skype for Business

“Skype for Business is emerging as a major UC platform of the future.”

We see variations of that sentence throughout market analysis, white papers and articles. We even use it ourselves. Why? Take a quick peek at Microsoft by the Numbers.

More than 1.2 BILLION people use MS Office
MS Office is used in over 140 countries and 107 languages
Skype […]

The exciting, but dangerous, path ahead

Call Me, Maybe?

The single most frustrating aspect of using a phone is not being able to connect a call. Whether calling or receiving – cell phone, desk phone or softphone – the inability to reach out and speak with another person is supremely irritating. And needless. Intelligent unified communications applications can dramatically increase first-time call completion.

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Infographic showing how AVST boosts call completion

Podcast: Speech Applications in UC

Tom Minifie, CTO of AVST, and Gary Audin, industry expert, discuss the practical reasons to add speech applications to your unified communications platform in this podcast hosted on Telecom Reseller. Recorded at NEC Advantage, Tom focuses on two uses:

Speech-enabled Virtual Personal Assistant (VPA) software
Speech-enabled Automated Attendant and Directories

Tom and Gary review the hard and soft ROIs for real-time […]

Speak Up, Your voice is powerful and easy to use.

Speak Up at Navy Pier

Navy Pier was built 100 years ago along 50 acres of Lake Michigan waterfront. Originally an industrial port facility, Navy Pier has transformed over the century, becoming a top culture and leisure destination in Chicago. With boat trips, rides and a wide assortment of places to shop, eat and host events, Navy Pier attracts over 9 million visitors annually.

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infographic illustrating 4 benefits of speech-enabled automated attendant UC application

7 Answers for UC Dilemmas

Where to invest your unified communications budget in 2017? How to maximize current infrastructure investments while transitioning to meet future UC technology demands?

Many organizations see a move to the cloud or Skype for Business in their future. But how do you protect your existing UC investments, maintain maximum flexibility for future IT decisions – Premise, Cloud or Hybrid – and […]

Infographic displaying 7 answers for UC dilemmas

Riding the Wave in Unified Communications

I spent much of Q1 on the road. At every communications conference and show I attended, the persistent theme was disruption. Changes in technology, changes among the major vendors, changes in market demand. We’ve been watching this wave of change swell for most of the decade. In 2017, we’re seeing it accelerate.

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Big wave of disruption in unified communications technology

AVST, Cisco and Google: Setting the Standard in Education

In educational institutions across the country, technology is increasingly seen as a crucial enabler. IT staff are being tasked with implementing new digital technologies within existing infrastructure and creating a seamless user experience. Compatibility and interoperability have become key factors in this emerging educational environment.

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Infographic illustrating key UC applications for Educational institutions