Voice Is Not Going Away

Business has gone mobile, but voice remains the communication channel of choice. Picking up the phone remains the top option when complex messages need to be exchanged and decisions need to be made. Today’s society has a BYOD mindset for work, wanting to use all the phone capabilities from their private lives in business. Millennials in particular have an expectation […]

AVST Security in a Mobile First World

Ignite 2016

This week I’m in Atlanta and excited to be part of Microsoft’s Ignite event.

At the conference, I will be attending the keynotes and interviewing with several live media programs as we roll through the week. Our annual Meet Up, this year at the Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta, will be a special celebration with our invited guests and other Ignite attendees.

Ignite […]

Microsoft Ignite 2016 Keynote Begins

Taking the Gamble Out of Communications Technology

Many companies, universities and other organizations invested in communications solutions which were perfect fits at the time. Jump ahead seven years – factoring in growth, mergers and acquisitions, sweeping technology changes – and many of these organizations find themselves with a complex system of telephony gear, video equipment, and IT applications from multiple vendors.

How best to make all these systems […]

Outdated gambling strategies

Top 5 Reasons to Move to CX-E Cloud

CX-E Cloud brings 30+ years of experience in unifying communications to a hosted solution.

Is today’s cloud-first world driving you to move to a hosted environment? While it’s an easy fit for startups or small companies, for medium and large enterprises – with existing premise telephony investments – migrating to the cloud requires careful planning.

An ideal solution should preserve your capital, […]

Infographic. Top 5 Reasons to Move to CX-E Cloud

Nortel CallPilot: Security and Compliance

Upgrading a Nortel CallPilot is no longer a matter of communications budgets, it’s a matter of security and compliance. With last year’s end of life for Microsoft Server 2003, the backbone of CallPilot, security updates ended. Support ended. Maintaining compliance is virtually impossible – everything from doing business with Visa (PCI) to HIPAA Privacy standards for the healthcare industry.

Where to […]

Welcome to Spotlight

The AVST Spotlight magazine, Enterprise Connect edition, is now available online. Spotlight celebrates the best and brightest of AVST: its solutions; its people; and the Unified Communications industry. In this edition, we highlight the value of interoperability and why it’s more important than ever to future-proof your communications infrastructure.
Skype for Business & AVST
This edition provides insight on how to enhance […]

AVST Future-Proofs Infrastructure for Enterprise

Hardy Myers, President & CEO of AVST, spoke on camera with John Furrier and Jim Burton at Enterprise Connect 2016 for theCube.  A number of topics were covered in the video – Cloud, Microsoft’s Skype for Business, and AVST’s focus on maintaining interoperability to future-proof customers’ IT investments.

Here are some highlights of the conversations that took place in Orlando.

What it […]

7 out of 10 Customers Ask Me About TeamQ

After 12 years as a Sales Manager at AVST, never have I seen such excitement as when I introduce TeamQ® to customers. I call it the “aha! moment”, when the spontaneous solution to a problem is accompanied by an exclamation of joy. It’s the sudden comprehension of TeamQ.

Last week, a customer actually stopped me mid-way through my TeamQ presentation: “Hold […]

Gartner Predicts Cloud Telephony Spending to Surpass Premise in 2017

A shift is upon us. Are you ready?
Migration to Cloud delivery for new and replacement telephony is on the rise.

2017 will be a big year, where Cloud telephony and messaging sales surpass premise-based revenue for the first time. Cloud-based telephony and messaging represent the most significant opportunity, with end-user investments projected to rise to $13.25 billion in 2019, according to […]