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AVST to Enterprise: Unified Messaging Can Positively Impact End User Productivity

Company Hosts Educational Webinar that Addresses Top Five ‘Gotchas’ in Implementing Unified Communications

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., August 5, 2008Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST) today announced that it has teamed with VoiceCon Events to deliver an educational Webinar titled, “Unified Messaging: Productivity Payoff Today." The Webinar will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, August 6, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. EDT / 11:00 a.m. PDT.

The softening economy is challenging enterprise technology managers to make investments with a rapid and assured return on investment, and chances are such an investment is at their fingertips already: unified messaging.

This educational Webinar from AVST will highlight how unified messaging can provide a payoff in end user productivity, and will also share a variety of additional administrative and compliance benefits.  Webinar speakers will help attendees to understand how to select a unified messaging solution that provides the needed functionality within an architecture that also meets the requirements of an enterprise’s network and budget.  In addition, Webinar presenters will spotlight the top five ’gotchas’ that enterprise IT management face when implementing unified messaging.

“This educational Webinar touches on two very important topics for businesses today – return on investment and employee productivity,” said Denny Michael, AVST’s Vice President of Marketing.  “Our Webinars are designed to help decision makers build a plan and map out a strategy to achieve their ultimate goal, which is to roll-out Unified Communications in a controlled manner with as few hiccups as possible.”

The Webinar will be moderated by Eric Krapf, Co-Chair of VoiceCon Events and Editor & Lead Blogger for the website No Jitter. The Webinar will also feature Blair Pleasant, President & Principal Analyst, COMMfusion and Hardy Myers, AVST’s President & CEO.  This panel of industry experts will share best practices for deploying a UC solution.

The hour long session will be interactive, with audience polls and ample time allotted for Q&A from the audience.  Attendees will leave the session with an understanding of the challenges and benefits of unified messaging and why they should consider, or reconsider, this productivity-enhancing application.

To register for the "Unified Messaging: Productivity Payoff Today," Webinar please visit:  www.avst.com/r/vc3.asp.

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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