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AVST Produces Educational Webcast and Newsletter Featuring Leading Analyst Firm

Industry Leaders Address Corporate Strategies for Advanced Unified Messaging and Speech Deployments

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., August 9, 2005 – Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST) a leading provider of communications solutions for the enterprise market, today announced the availability of a Webcast titled “Building an Enterprise Communications Strategy” that features leading analyst firm Gartner, Inc.  In addition, AVST has published the second edition of its quarterly newsletter, Market Insight, featuring unified communications business case studies, tools for deployment and valuable research from Gartner.

The Webcast and newsletter come at a time when many businesses are assessing the viability of existing voice mail systems.  Enterprise communications is becoming an increasingly important issue for medium and large enterprises as their workforces evolve and communications infrastructure nears the end of its functional life. AVST strongly believes in the value of educating IT decision makers about the options available to them when seeking to replace or upgrade enterprise communications solutions. 

“In addition to providing best-of-breed unified communications solutions to businesses of all sizes, AVST has taken an educational approach to the market by presenting a continuing series of Webcasts, e-Seminars, newsletters and marketing campaigns,” said the company’s Vice President of Marketing, Denny Michael.  “This particular Webcast and newsletter edition are especially critical for enterprise decision makers because they include the insight and advice of highly respected Gartner analysts that many enterprises turn to for strategic technology guidance.”

Featured presenters of the 30-minute Webcast include industry veterans Bern Elliot, vice president and area lead for Gartner Research, and Jay Lassman, research director for Gartner Research, as well as AVST’s President & CEO Hardy Myers.  These experts will provide insight on critical issues that should be considered when developing communications strategy and deploying next generation solutions.  Topics include:

  • Questions to Ask When Investing and Evaluating Next Generation Communications Solutions
  • Unified Messaging vs. Unified Communications
  • The Expanding Role of Speech
  • The Future of Enterprise Communications
  • How Companies Use Unified Communications
  • The Impact of Mobile Employees on the Communications Infrastructure
  • Benefits of Unified Communications
  • Developing an Enterprise Communication Strategy
  • What to Know When Selecting an Enterprise Communication Solution

The goal of the Market Insight newsletter is to educate IT professionals about their communications options and ease the burden of researching how and when to make the switch to next generation solutions.  The new edition provides recommendations on choosing IP telephony and unified communications solutions that complement each other.  The issue includes an interview with Rich Costello, research director for Gartner, Inc., as well as access to the Webcast featuring Gartner.

You can sign up to receive Market Insight via e-mail by visiting AVST’s website at www.avst.com. The current issue can be viewed online at http://mediaproducts.gartner.com/gc/webletter/avst/issue2/index.html.   

The Webcast, available on-demand beginning August 9, 2005, is free and can be accessed at any time during the next twelve months at www.avst.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.