AVST And Ziff Davis Media To Reveal Seven Easy Steps To Develop An Enterprise Communications Strategy

Foothill Ranch, Calif., February 24, 2005 – Continuing the effort to educate enterprise executives on the benefits of evolving from legacy voice mail systems to robust next generation solutions, Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST) and Ziff Davis Media will present a live Web-based eSeminar titled “Seven Easy Steps to Develop an Enterprise Communications Strategy” at 12:30 p.m. Eastern / 9:30 a.m. Pacific on Wednesday, March 2, 2005. 

Targeted to enterprise-level CTO’s, CIO’s and IT managers, the 30-minute eSeminar is the fourth 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provide an open forum for dialogue that enables industry leaders to gain a deeper understanding of the need to replace outdated voice mail systems and the options available to them as they explore next generation communications strategies.

The convergence of technologies that allow for greater access and mobility in the workplace has driven enterprises to an important transition point in the evolution of their communications infrastructure,” said Denny Michael, AVST’s vice president of marketing.  This eSeminar provides a venue to explore the variety of ways that companies can meet current communications requirements by making the move to next generation solutions that include unified messaging, speech-enabled applications and unified communications capabilities.” 

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 CENTURY 21 Automated Real Estate Center.  The case study will highlight how the firm implemented an advanced communications solution, and how it has increased agent productivity and customer relations as well as affected the company’s bottom line.  Speakers include: 

  • Mike Crowley, Regional Vice President of CENTURY 21 Automated Real Estate Center
  • Frank Derfler, VP, Market Experts Group of Ziff Davis Media
  • Hardy Myers, President and CEO of AVST

Those who attend this eSeminar will learn:

  • Seven steps you should take to develop an enterprise communications strategy
  • How a unified communications solution can improve productivity and extend your competitive advantage
  • How businesses of all sizes today are embracing unified communications to solve real business problems.

Attendees will also receive a Ziff Davis produced white paper titled "Building an Enterprise Communications Strategy Beyond Voice Mail."  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.

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