Applied Voice & Speech Technologies (AVST) Introduces New Quarterly Newsletter To Address Latest Enterprise Communications Solutions

New Market Insight Newsletter Offering Insight through Business Case Studies and Market Research from Gartner is Aimed at CTO’s, CIO’s and IT Managers

Foothill Ranch, Calif., March 15, 2005 – According to Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST), a leading provider of enterprise communications solutions, 2005 marks the acceleration of a significant trend in enterprise communications. Companies of all sizes are actively seeking to replace their first generation communications systems with new technology.  To ease the burden of researching how and when to make the switch to next generation communications, AVST is publishing a quarterly newsletter called Market Insight that features helpful tools including business case studies and featured research from Gartner, Inc.

Whether replacing legacy voice mail with unified messaging, adding speech solutions to replace touch tone automated attendant, deploying VoIP services or completing a full upgrade of existing installed telephony solutions, companies are seeking ways to improve productivity and extend their competitive advantage with the latest in enterprise communications solutions.

Many IT professionals today are advocating the replacement of older systems that do not have the capabilities to support a mobile workforce or are based on obsolete proprietary platforms or technology.  Others, unfortunately, continue to bear the burden of the increased maintenance and support costs of legacy communication systems that simply do not meet the needs of the modern enterprise.

The goal of Market Insight is to educate these IT professionals about their communications options. The first edition features a real-life example of a company that has recognized the value of deploying a next generation unified communications solution from AVST—Epicor Software Corporation.  It also includes an intriguing case study featuring Seattle Pacific University and Gartner’s research and analysis of AVST's CallXpress® unified communications solution.

“AVST’s Market Insight is designed to be an educational resource for CTO’s, CIO’s and IT managers to remain current on the ever evolving world of enterprise communications,” said Denny Michael, the company’s Vice President of Marketing. “Readers will find this information to be of great value as they seek to discover the options available to them as they explore next generation communications strategies.

You can sign up to receive Market Insight via email by visiting AVST’s website at www.avst.com. The current issue can be viewed online at http://www.avst.com/marketinsight.

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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