August 05, 2008 10:00 ET

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, CA--(Marketwire - August 5, 2008) - Applied 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:

About AVST

Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST) is a leading developer of communications solutions for businesses of all sizes. Through its world-class unified communications platform, CallXpress®, AVST offers the industry's most powerful suite of second generation communications solutions including advanced call processing, voice messaging, unified messaging, fax, notification, and speech-enabled personal assistant (including automated attendant and hands-free mobile worker access).

The CallXpress unified communications platform is designed to facilitate the enterprise migration from legacy TDM call processing and voice mail solutions to IP-enabled unified communications by delivering the interoperability, scalability, feature depth and flexibility, and administrative capabilities that enterprise IT and Telecom teams are demanding.

Headquartered in Orange County, Calif., AVST maintains facilities in Seattle, Wash. and the United Kingdom and has remote sales offices across the United States. With more than 40,000 systems installed worldwide, AVST's unified communications solutions are sold and supported internationally by an extensive network of resellers and OEM partners. For more information contact Denny Michael, Vice President of Marketing, at 949-699-2300 or access the company's website at

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