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AVST and Ziff Davis Media Join Forces to Discuss the Technology Roadmap for Enterprise Communications

Foothill Ranch, Calif., August 9, 2004 – In an ongoing effort to educate enterprise executives on the benefits of evolving from a first generation legacy voice mail system to a robust second generation unified communications platform, Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST) and Ziff Davis Media have joined forces to present a live Web-based eSeminar titled “Moving Voice Mail Into the 21st Century” at 12:30 p.m. Eastern / 9:30 a.m. Pacific on Thursday, August 12, 2004.  

Targeted to enterprise-level CTO’s, CIO’s and IT managers, this 30-minute eSeminar, the second in a series of events hosted jointly by AVST and Ziff Davis Media, provides an open forum for dialogue that enables industry leaders to gain a deeper understanding of the options available to them as they develop next generation communications strategies.

“This eSeminar provides us with a venue to explore the variety of ways that companies can take advantage of newer technologies and advancements in unified communications that can result in improved customer service, better return on investment, and a significant competitive advantage,” said Denny Michael, AVST’s vice president of marketing.  “Next generation communications solutions provide valuable connections with clients, customers, and suppliers.  This eSeminar will address the best ways to assess needs, evaluate options and map out a technology roadmap that advances an enterprise’s communications infrastructure.”

The eSeminar begins with a 20-minute presentation followed by a 10-minute Q&A session.  The presentation includes a real-life case study describing how AVST’s unified communications solution positively impacted the operations of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, an international law firm with more than 1,100 lawyers across the United States, Europe and Asia.  The case study will highlight the issues facing the firm, which had an obsolete first generation voice mail system, how the firm evaluated, acquired and implemented a second generation communications solution, and the financial impact of their decision.  Online seminar speakers include:

  • Randy Burkart, Director of IS Programs at Weil, Gotshal & Manges
  • Frank Derfler, VP, Market Experts Group of Ziff Davis Media
  • Hardy Myers, President and CEO of Applied Voice and Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST)

Those who attend this eSeminar will learn:

  • How to replace existing outdated voice mail and auto attendant systems with state of the art communications solutions regardless of the PBX or telephone system
  • The differences between voice mail and unified communications
  • How to leverage near term tax benefits when acquiring new technology
  • How to meet the needs of new "hands-free" laws and regulations

 To register for this free, online seminar, please visit: www.eSeminarslive.com.

About AVST

With more than 35 years of continuous innovation, Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST) is a trusted developer of software-based, enterprise-class Unified Communications (UC) solutions. Our mission is to design, deliver and support communications solutions that transform the productivity of individual workers, teams and enterprises while leveraging the value of their existing and evolving IT infrastructure. Thousands of businesses worldwide rely on AVST's advanced voice, mobility, team communications and business process UC solutions to meet their mission-critical communications requirements. The world-class interoperability and flexibility of AVST's UC platform provides a future-proofed bridge to their digital future. Headquartered in Orange County, California, AVST maintains facilities in Seattle, Washington, Victoria B.C., Canada, the United Kingdom, and has remote sales offices throughout the United States. AVST's UC solutions are sold and supported worldwide by an extensive network of resellers and OEM partners. To learn more about AVST, our products and partners, please visit www.avst.com or you can follow us at Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.

About XMedius

XMedius is a global leader in the field of enterprise communications solutions. Its suite of enterprise-grade on-premises and cloud communications solutions enable businesses to benefit from secure and unified communication as well as to exchange sensitive and confidential data that meets and exceeds industry regulatory compliance requirements. Based in Montreal (Canada) with offices in Seattle (USA) and Paris (France), the company serves businesses, enterprises and service providers through a global team of customer focused employees. Its solutions are deployed worldwide in over 17,500 locations across education, financial, government, healthcare, manufacturing, retail and legal services sectors. For more information about XMedius and its solutions, visit www.xmedius.com.


Media Contact:
Stephanie Olsen
Lages & Associates
(949) 453-8080

AVST and XMedius have joined forces to offer a suite of secure enterprise-grade communications solutions, built for any industry.