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AVST CEO Speaking at ACUTA; Identifies Hybrid Cloud, Mobility and Automation as the Future of Campus Communications

Shares Best Practices Gained from UC Implementations at More Than 1,100 Educational Institutions

DALLAS, March 31, 2014 – This week at the ACUTA Annual Conference 2014, Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST), a leading provider of best-of-breed Unified Communications (UC) software, will put the spotlight on the future of UC for colleges and universities. AVST President & CEO Hardy Myers will speak in two separate sessions to share insights into what the future holds when it comes to campus communications in the coming years.

With more than 1,100 educational institutions utilizing AVST technology for campus-wide communications, Myers will share past experiences including challenges, successes and best practices for modernizing campus communications infrastructures. In addition, Myers will be joined by San Diego State University (SDSU) to share their successful hybrid cloud UC deployment experiences and future plans to enhance mobility and automate processes.

Titled ‘The Evolution of the Personal Assistant,' Myers' first presentation will take place today, March 31, from 10:30-11:30 AM at Reunion E.  Myers will take a detailed look at how the surge of smart mobile devices, coupled with a growing Millennials workforce, is projected to accelerate the adoption of virtual personal assistants for enhanced campus communications.

On Wednesday, April 2 from 1:15-2:15 PM at Reunion F, Myers will be joined by a co-presenter from SDSU to explore the intersection between UC and new mobile and cloud initiatives. They will explore the challenges universities face when transitioning their legacy communications landscape to new and advanced technology – while considering security, interoperability and ROI.

"We're very proud that more than 1,100 educational institutions are using our UC applications," said Denny Michael, Vice President of Marketing at AVST.  "The higher education market is a key focus for AVST and we have been strong supporters of the annual ACUTA event for 10 years running. ACUTA is the perfect forum for us to connect directly with colleges and universities as they ready themselves for the transition to UC and to help prepare them for what the future holds."

ACUTA, the Association for Information Communications Technology Professionals in Higher Education, is an international non-profit educational association serving colleges and universities.  Representing over 1,700 individuals at nearly 750 institutions of higher education with members ranging from small schools and community colleges to the 50 largest U.S. institutions, ACUTA's core purpose is to support higher education institutions in achieving optimal use of communications technologies.  AVST is a corporate affiliate of ACUTA and has been acknowledged for its support of ACUTA's regional and national events over the last six years. 

For more information about AVST's products for the higher education marketplace, stop by their booth #401 at ACUTA or visit the company's website 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.


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