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AVST And Ziff Davis Host eSeminar On Benefits Of Unified Communications

Online Seminar Offers Expert Advice for Replacing Legacy Voice Mail Systems with Leading Edge Communications Products

Foothill Ranch, Calif., July 7, 2005 – Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST) and Ziff Davis Media will present a live Web-based eSeminar titled "Managing Legacy and Leading Edge Communication Products: Eliminating Dead Ends and Accessing New Benefits." The eSeminar is scheduled for Thursday, July 14, 2005 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern / 9:30 a.m. Pacific. 

Continuing the effort to educate enterprise executives on the benefits of evolving from legacy voice mail systems to robust next generation solutions, the 30-minute eSeminar is targeted to enterprise-level CTO’s, CIO’s and IT managers.  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provide an open forum for dialogue that enables industry leaders to gain a deeper understanding of the need to replace outdated voice mail systems and the options available to them as they explore next generation communications strategies.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 communications network is the backbone of nearly every organization,” said Denny Michael, AVST’s Vice President of Marketing.  This eSeminar provides a venue for business leaders to learn how to build a communications infrastructure and road map that meets the demands of today's competitive and cost-conscious environment as well as take advantage of converged solutions that positively impact the bottom line.”

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 Seattle Pacific University.  The case study will highlight how a leading higher education institution successfully migrated from a legacy Octel® messaging system to a second-generation messaging solution and the positive impacts it had within their organization.  Speakers include:

  • Aaron Goldberg, VP, Market Experts Group - Ziff Davis Media
  • Hardy Myers, President and CEO of AVST
  • Dave Tindall, Assistant VP Technology Services - Seattle Pacific University

Those who attend this eSeminar will learn:

  • How a unified communications solution can improve productivity and extend your competitive advantage
  • How companies and institutions save on costs by aligning their roadmap to newer, more robust communications solutions
  • Seven steps you should take to develop an enterprise communications strategy
  • How to migrate to IP telephony with virtually no disruption to employees and the organization, and no need for employee retraining

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.

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