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AVST to Host Educational Webinar: Dispelling Myths Associated With Unified Communications

Leading Provider of Unified Communications Teams with VoiceCon to Offer Educational Insight to Build Your Enterprise's UC Evolution

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., November 13, 2007 – Continuing its charter to educate users on the benefits of Unifying Communications (UC), Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST) announced that it has teamed with VoiceCon to deliver industry leading experts to discuss, "Unified Communications: Myth vs. Reality." The webinar will take place at 2:00 p.m. EST / 11:00 a.m. PST on November 14, 2007.

Unified Communications (UC) is the hottest buzzword in the convergence/VOIP market, but there's still confusion over what UC really is, and whether it's ready for prime time. While the full vision of Unified Communications may be several years from realization, elements of UC are being implemented today, and enterprises are starting to build a foundation of unified messaging and other UC components that will represent the first steps toward complete UC implementation. 

"Given that the migration to unified communications is beginning, it is important that users get a clear idea of the benefits of UC today and hear about real life customer examples of how it is helping individuals, groups and companies interact and perform," said AVST's President & CEO, Hardy Myers

Participants to the webinar will learn the following:

  • Where UC is today and where it is headed
  • How to take those first steps toward UC    

“We believe that one of the most effective ways to share the latest developments in Unified Communications is through the use of educational online seminars," said Eric Knapf, Co-Chair of VoiceCon and Editor of Business Communications Review. "With VoiceCon webinars, users are given access to objective, technically rich, reliable information that is delivered to the desktop in a convenient format that allows for user participation without having to leave the office."

This AVST-sponsored webinar is geared toward the information technology (IT manager) and chief technology officer (CTO) and will be moderated by Eric Krapf, Co-Chair of VoiceCon and Editor of Business Communications Review.  Panelists include Hardy Myers, President & CEO of AVST and Irwin Lazar, Principal Analyst & Program Director, Collaboration and Convergence, Nemertes Research.

"We recognize that many users are waiting to implement UC applications, but due to a lack of know how and misconceptions, they are not sure where to turn," said AVST's Vice President of Marketing, Denny Michael.  "As part of our continuing educational outreach program, we have developed this webinar to help provide end users with the facts about UC; giving them the tools necessary to make an informed decision to then begin enjoying the benefits of the technology now."

To register for the "Unified Communications: Myth vs. Reality" webinar, please visit:  http://www.avst.com/r/bcr4.asp for more information.

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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