This week at the UC Summit, Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST), a leading provider of best of breed Unified Communications (UC) software, will be on hand to highlight the latest market trends in UC as well as what the factors driving these trends are. For the past 30 years, AVST has been incorporating UC trends into its product roadmap step by step. From voice messaging to unified messaging to a speech-based personal assistant to a contextually-aware personal assistant and everything in between, AVST remains committed to fueling user productivity and efficiency, and has ushered in an evolved end user - the 21st Century 'Knowledge Worker.'
In a presentation titled,'The State of the UC Market 2013 and Beyond,' AVST President & CEO, Hardy Myers, will discuss his observations on what the future holds for the UC marketplace, as powerful forces such as context, mobility, cloud and social are creating possibilities that didn't exist before. Myers will explore how these forces will converge to impact the 21st century 'knowledge worker.' Using contextually-aware UC to get the most relevant information and taking advantage of location-based services to communicate based on where they are geographically at any given time, knowledge workers are able to make more timely and informed decisions.
Improving mobile worker productivity is one of AVST's main focuses, and the company has achieved this with the introduction of its new, context-aware, next generation 'AVST Total Office Manager' Atom™. Atom brings new location-based services, federated presence, a multi-lingual speech interface, unified messaging and more to the workplace. "One of our main goals with the UC Summit is to show how to enable productivity," noted Denny Michael, AVST's Vice President of Marketing. "AVST's innovative new Atom is sure to get people talking the productivity benefits it brings to the knowledge worker are great proof points in conversations surrounding implementing UC."
With total office and mobile capabilities, Atom significantly increases workplace productivity and keeps people connected wherever the day may take them. UC Summit attendees can see Atom for themselves by visiting AVST on the show floor at the Estancia La Jolla Resort and Spa from April 28-May 1.
In addition to what the future holds, Myers will also share a real-life implementation in which one of the nation's largest energy companies centralized and consolidated their mission critical voice applications with AVST across a multiple and disparate telephony infrastructure. With the resulting implementation spanning 150+ sites, this case study will demonstrate how AVST's industry leading interoperability enabled the energy company to contain costs, achieve business continuity, minimize training and achieve sufficient scalability to meet the challenges of a complex, multi-site environment.
Presented by UC Strategies, the UC Summit is the only channel- and consultant-focused event for the Unified Communications industry. Covering UC applications, technologies, trends and challenges, the UC Summit offers attendees the opportunity to learn actionable best practices, strategies and tactics from leading vendors, UC pioneers and thought leaders. Keynotes, workshops, private focus sessions, and panel and roundtable discussions offer attendees countless options to learn, with plenty of networking opportunities.
The typical enterprise communications infrastructure is made up of a collection of technologies from multiple vendors, acquired over time and never intended to work together. To maximize user and business productivity, while leveraging existing IT investments, interoperability is a must.
AVST (avst.com) delivers the industry's most interoperable Unified Communications (UC) platform that brings best-of-breed voice, mobility and business process solutions to the enterprise. Unlike virtually every other UC vendor, AVST does not constrain customers with a single vendor lock-in approach. In fact, it's the very opposite. By connecting new and existing technologies, AVST frees organizations from the constraints of a closed, single-source UC solution, unlocking the full potential of their communications infrastructure.
With over 15 million users worldwide and three decades of innovation excellence, AVST is unifying communications®.
Headquartered in Orange County, California, AVST maintains facilities in Seattle, Washington, Victoria B.C., Canada and 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.