AVST and Ziff Davis Media Join Forces to Discuss Benefits Of Modern Enterprise Communications Solutions

Foothill Ranch, Calif., November 4, 2004 – In an ongoing effort to educate enterprise executives on the benefits of evolving from legacy based first generation voice mail systems to robust second generation solutions, Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST) and Ziff Davis Media have joined forces to present a live Web-based eSeminar titled “Your Voice Mail System Is Dead…It Just Hasn't Fallen Over Yet!” at 12:30 p.m. Eastern / 9:30 a.m. Pacific on Wednesday, November 10, 2004. 

Targeted to enterprise-level CTO’s, CIO’s and IT managers, this 30-minute eSeminar is the third in a series of events hosted jointly by AVST and Ziff Davis Media.  Its goal is to provide an open forum for dialogue that enables industry leaders to gain a deeper understanding of the need to replace outdated voice mail systems and the options available to them as they explore next generation communications strategies.

Outdated voice messaging systems provide callers with frustration and disappointment, while costing businesses in lost opportunities. They can be a liability that should be replaced with the newer technologies,” said Denny Michael, AVST’s vice president of marketing.  This eSeminar provides a venue to explore the variety of ways that companies can use newer unified communications products to treat both customers and business partners with better efficiency while also delivering the tools and call completion needed to gain a competitive advantage.”

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 communications solutions 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 they can:

  • Try newer more cost effective solutions without disrupting existing operations
  • Avoid the hassle of retraining employees on newer systems
  • Impress customers with better responsiveness and call completions
  • Reduce the number of vendors to deal with and eliminate system integration problems
  • Enhance their businesses with an effective mobile worker strategy that is lacking with first generation systems.

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.


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