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AVST Warns Enterprises: Don't Forklift Into Unified Communications

Hosts Educational Webinar to Share Practical Tips for Upgrading to Next Generation Communications-Enabled Platforms

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., February 13, 2008 – On an ongoing mission to educate enterprises on the benefits of Unified Communications, Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST) today announced that it has teamed with InformationWeek to deliver a TechWebCast titled, “Don’t Forklift into Unified Communications.”  The Webinar will take place on Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 12:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 a.m. PT.

At the center of ongoing debate, Unified Communications is one of the most intriguing, yet widely misunderstood technologies under consideration by enterprises today.  With over 25 years of experience in deploying communications solutions to businesses of all sizes and in a wide variety of vertical markets, AVST intends to clear the confusion for enterprise decision-makers searching for the right solution for their business.  The Webinar, featuring industry expert speakers, will define the common elements of Unified Communications (UC) and how the piece-parts can be implemented with the least disruption to the enterprise’s existing IT structure

“We have over 40,000 global installations with integrations to virtually every brand of legacy PBX,” said Denny Michael, AVST’s Vice President of Marketing.   “This kind of experience is unmatched in the industry and provides us with the opportunity to share best practices with those that are considering a move to UC.”

According to Michael, the most common misunderstanding related to adopting UC is the need to “rip and replace” existing infrastructure to achieve the goal.  AVST will share the many good reasons why enterprises should not “forklift to UC” and why enterprises should add UC to their existing environment and not build a totally new infrastructure including:

  • Lower initial cost
  • Asset retention
  • Reduced risk
  • Shorter implementations
  • Shorter learning curve for the staff, users and implementers

The Webinar will feature industry experts, Gary Audin of Delphi Inc. and Hardy Myers, AVST’s CEO.  Audin has over 40 years of computer, communications and security experience and has planned, designed, specified, implemented and operated data, LAN and telephone networks including local area, national and international networks as well as VoIP and IP convergent networks in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and Asia.  Myers has traveled the globe evangelizing the benefits and realities of UC.  Since 2003, Myers has led AVST and during that time the company’s solution, CallXpress®, has become the premier enterprise communications platform.

To register for the "Don’t Forklift into Unified Communications" Webinar, please visit: http://www.avst.com/r/cmp.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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AVST and XMedius have joined forces to offer a suite of secure enterprise-grade communications solutions, built for any industry.