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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

Private Cloud and Centralized Voice Infrastructure

Digital convergence, with a focus on communication, security and improved productivity, is a prime driver for enterprise technology investment strategies. Private cloud remains an ideal solution for enterprise and large organizations, and its adoption rate continues to grow. We recently hosted a webinar on this topic on AVST Live. The archived webinar is available for viewing.

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Centralized Infrastructure with Library as an example

Planning an Effective UC Strategy

Shortly after attending Avaya Engage 2017, Hardy Myers, President and CEO of AVST, sat down with industry expert Phil Edholm of PKE Consulting to discuss the uncertainty in the communications marketplace. A webinar, Disruption and Disruptors: Future-Proof Your UC Strategy, emerged from those discussions.

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Unified Messaging Requirements checklist

UC Disruption and Disruptors

The UC market is poised for rapid change in 2017 – more acquisitions and consolidations, new technologies, and the growing influence of cloud vendors. To assist IT leaders in effectively developing and evolving their UC strategies, AVST is teaming up with UC expert Phil Edholm to deliver a free educational webinar, Disruption & Disruptors: Future-Proof Your UC Strategy.

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A Big Wave of Disruption

Interoperability in UC at Avaya ENGAGE 2017

Hardy Myers, President & CEO, AVST had a chance to sit down with Gary Audin for a podcast during IAUG Avaya ENGAGE to discuss the state of the UC market, Avaya, cloud adoption, and the emergence of new UC vendors like Microsoft. With an ever-changing UC landscape, it’s important for companies to keep up-to-date on current trends and their options […]

AVST Interoperability jigsaw puzzle diagram

The 5 Cs of Unified Messaging

We’re frequently asked about regulations and compliance issues when it comes to enterprise-class messaging systems. It’s a complex topic, posing problems many UC providers sometimes struggle to overcome. AVST’s 20+ years of experience developing Unified Messaging solutions for thousands of global enterprise customers in a wide variety of industries has led us to develop a list of five critical considerations. We […]

The 5 Cs of Unified Messaging infographic

7 Weeks, 7 Shows

AVST is on the road in January and February. Throughout the year, AVST appears and frequently presents at trade shows across the United States and even overseas. These shows provide us with personal touchpoints, opportunities to grow relationships, and a clearer understanding of the market as a whole. Time spent with industry partners, thought leaders, analysts, CTOs, and enterprise customers […]

AVST on the Road and in the Air

AVST Streamlines Government Purchasing with PEPPM Contracts

PEPPM California has awarded a multi-state contract to AVST. We’ve already performed much of the legwork for public institutions, nonprofits and government agencies with our existing PEPPM Pennsylvania contract, as well as other government cooperative purchasing contracts. These programs reduce the time, effort and cost of purchasing technology products by eliminating the need for public agencies to execute a drawn […]

The Labyrinth of Government Agency Purchasing