AVST Hosts Educational Webinar on the Business Drivers for Unified Communications

Company to Address Question: “Can Unified Communications Really Help Businesses?”

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., September 29, 2008Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST) today announced that it has teamed with VoiceCon to deliver an educational Webinar titled, “Business Drivers for Unified Communications Adoption."  The Webinar will take place Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. EDT / 11:00 a.m. PDT. 

The industry buzz surrounding Unified Communications is hard to ignore, but the question remains: Can Unified Communications really help businesses?  Increasingly, enterprise technology managers are being called upon to make investments with a rapid and assured return on investment, and this Webinar will highlight how taking a unified approach to communications can add value throughout a corporate enterprise.

Topics to be explored during the Webinar include:  Unified Communications market trends and business benefits, how Unified Communications can improve processes and reduce costs and the steps to consider when selecting a Unified Communications platform. Additionally, Webinar speakers will present brand new data that describes the key drivers that prompt enterprises to deploy Unified Communications solutions.

“Unified Communications can bring substantial benefits that positively impact costs, revenues and customer satisfaction,” said Denny Michael, AVST’s Vice President of Marketing.  “Our Webinars are a key element in our commitment to educate end users about how to unify communications, especially in enterprise environments where flexible solutions are key.”

The Webinar will be moderated by Eric Krapf, Co-chair of VoiceCon, who serves as Editor and lead blogger for the website No Jitter (www.nojitter.com), the online community for news and analysis of the enterprise convergence/Unified Communications industry.  In addition, the Webinar will feature Irwin Lazar, Principal Analyst and Program Director for Unified Communications and collaboration at Nemertes Research and Mike Berlin, Vice President of Business Development for AVST.  

The hour-long session will be interactive in nature, with audience polls and ample time allotted for Q&A from the audience.  Attendees will leave the session with an understanding of what is driving businesses to adopt Unified Communications, and how these same drivers may be at work in their own enterprise.

To register for the "Business Drivers for Unified Communications Adoption," Webinar please visit:  www.avst.com/r/vc4.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.

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