Jim Burton

Founder and CTO

CT Link

http://www.ctlink.com

[email protected]

 

Jim Burton is Founder and CEO of CT Link, LLC. Burton founded the consulting firm in 1989 to help clients in the converging voice, data and networking industries with strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances and distribution issues.

In the early 1990s, Burton recognized the challenges vendors and the channel faced as they developed and installed integrated voice/data products. He became the leading authority in the voice/data integration industry and is credited with "coining" the term computer-telephone integration (CTI). Burton helped companies including Microsoft and Intel enter the voice market and helped AT&T (now Avaya), Mitel, NEC, Nortel, Siemens and Toshiba with their CTI strategies.

In the late 1990s, venture capitalists turned to Burton for help in evaluating potential investments in IP PBX start-ups. He went on to help these and other companies with strategic planning and partnering, including NBX (acquired by 3Com, Selsius (acquired by Cisco), ShoreTel and Sphere Communications.

In the early 2000s, Burton began focusing on wireless services and technologies. In 2005 Burton started helping vendors with their Unified Communications strategy and in 2006, along with several colleagues, created a web site, UCStrategies.com, to provide information for enterprise customers and vendors.

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In this Executive Insights podcast, Jim Burton welcomes Taher Behbehani, Chief Marketing Officer at BroadSoft .
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In this Executive Insights video podcast, Jim Burton is joined by Alan Masarek, CEO of Vonage.
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In this Executive Insights video podcast, Jim Burton is joined by Vik Verma, CEO of 8x8.
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In this Executive Insights video podcast, Jim Burton of BCStrategies is joined by Vlad Shmunis, CEO of RingCentral.
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Jim Burton of BCStrategies had the opportunity to sit down with Lisa Simpson, the new Vice President of Channel Sales and Distribution Strategy,...
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In this Executive Insights podcast, UCStrategies' Jim Burton welcomes Doug Jones, AVP of Product Marketing of voice and collaboration services at AT...
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In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts review the recently concluded BC Summit 2016, held November 1-3 in Palm Springs, California...
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In this Executive Insights podcast, UCStrategies' Jim Burton is joined by Rich Shaw, VP of Voice and Collaboration Services at AT&T. Topics...
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In this Executive Insights podcast, Jim Burton of UCStrategies is joined by Jonathan Rosenberg, VP and CTP of Cisco's Collaboration group. Topics...
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In this Executive Insights podcast, UCStrategies' Jim Burton is joined by UCStrategies Expert Evan Kirstel to discuss accelerating the social...
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In this Executive Insights podcast, Jim Burton of UCStrategies is joined by Srini Raghavan, Partner Director - Skype for Business Product,...
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AT&T Cloud Services Executive Scott Velting joins Jim Burton of UCStrategies in this Executive Insights podcast to discuss AT&T Collaborate...
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In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts discuss the changes happening in the industry that will shape the agenda for the upcoming BC...
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We are pleased to announce the new BCStrategies Reseller Channel Study 2016. We are currently looking for vendor sponsors for this important study that will shed...

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BC Summit 2016 is now accepting applications for attendees. The 2016 version of this annual event will be held November 1-3, 2016, at the...

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In this Industry Buzz podcast, UCStrategies' Jim Burton leads a conversation with the UC Experts on the recent Cisco-IBM announcement. The podcast...
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In this Executive Insights podcast, Jim Burton of UCStrategies is joined by Vishy Gopalakrishnan, Product Marketing Management AVP, AT&T, to...
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Jay Krauser, Director, Business Development Cloud Services for NEC , speaks with UCStrategies' Jim Burton about NEC's move into cloud communications...
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In this Executive Insights podcast, UCStrategies' Jim Burton is joined by Clark Peterson, President, Business Solutions Group, Vonage Business. The...
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In this Executive Insights podcast, UCStrategies' Jim Burton is joined by Anthony Bartolo, President of Collaboration and Mobility Services at Tata...
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In this Executive Insights podcast, UCStrategies' Jim Burton hosts a conversation with UC Expert Evan Kirstel about social media in business. Evan...
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In this Industry Buzz podcast, Jim Burton hosts a preview of sessions to be presented by UCStrategies Experts at UC Summit 2015 , November 15-18, in...
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The topic of this Executive Insights podcast is the changing role of IT in enterprises today, as described in two new white papers from Dimension...
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In this Executive Insights podcast, Jim Burton of UCStrategies sits down with Don Joos, CEO of ShoreTel . Discussion topics include the recent...
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In this Executive Insights podcast, Jim Burton of UCStrategies is joined by Jon Brinton, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Cloud...
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In this Executive Insights podcast, Jim Burton of UCStrategies hosts a discussion about a recently published article published on UCStrategies.com...
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UCStrategies was well represented at the recent NEC Advantage Conference in Chandler, AZ. In this Industry Buzz podcast, Jim Burton moderates a...
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In this Industry Buzz podcast, Jim Burton moderates a conversation about Microsoft Ignite, with UC Experts Blair Pleasant , Michael Finneran , Marty...
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In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts preview Enterprise Connect 2015, March 16-19, in Orlando. Jim Burton is the moderator, and is...
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In this Executive Insights podcast, UCStrategies' Jim Burton welcomes Tom Minifie, CTO of AVST. The discussion focusses on AVST's TeamQ™ informal...
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In this Executive Insights podcast, UCStrategies' Jim Burton is joined by George Platt, CEO and President of ESI . The company started out 28 years...
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In this Executive Insights Podcast, UCStrategies' Jim Burton continues the conversation about HP's Software Defined Networking (SDN) innovation with...
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In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies team welcomes Jaskarn Randhawa, Services Practice Manager - Converged Communications, Dimension Data...
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Jim Burton of UCStrategies caught up with Tim Passios, Vice President of Solutions Marketing at Interactive Intelligence, in this Executive Insights...
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In this week's Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts review the Interactive Intelligence Global Conference, Interactions 2014. Jim Burton...
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In this Industry Buzz podcast, Jim Burton and the UCStrategies team reflect on the recently completed UC Summit 2014. The podcast includes experts...
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In this Executive Insights podcast, UCStrategies' Jim Burton is joined by Christine Howley of Verizon, Marketing Committee chair of the Open Visual...
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UCStrategies' Jim Burton is joined by Joe Staples, CMO of Interactive Intelligence, in this Executive Insights podcast. Discussion topics include the...
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In this Industry Buzz podcast, UCStrategies' Jim Burton moderates a preview of the upcoming UC Summit, the annual learning and networking event...
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In this Executive Insights videocast, Jim Burton of UCStrategies is joined by Jens Madsen, Director of Professional Services, DataLink Networks, and...
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In this Executive Insights videocast, Jim Burton of UCStrategies is joined by Kieran McCorry, Strategist, New Service Development, Enterprise...
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In this Executive Insights podcast, UCStrategies' Jim Burton is joined by Pascal Menezes, Principal Program Manager Skype and Lync Strategic...
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In this Executive Insights podcast, Jim Burton of UCStrategies is joined by Kevin Carswell, President and CEO of The Via Group, to discuss their...
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In this Executive Insights podcast, UCStrategies' Jim Burton and Michael Finneran are joined by Craig Partridge, Worldwide Strategist, HP...
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Joining Jim Burton in this UCStrategies Executive Insights podcast is Brad Herrington, Senior Manager of Solutions Marketing at Interactive...
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Jason Alley, Cloud Solutions Marketing Manager at Interactive Intelligence, joins Jim Burton of UCStrategies in this Executive Insights podcast for a...
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In this Executive Insights podcast, UCStrategies' Jim Burton is joined by Brad Herrington, Senior Solutions Marketing Manager at Interactive...
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This week the UCStrategies team welcomes Chris Hummel, CCO of Siemens Enterprise Communications, to the Industry Buzz Podcast. The topic is the just-...
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In this Industry Buzz podcast moderated by Jim Burton , the UCStrategies Experts deliver their impressions of Enterprise Connect 2013, held March 17-...
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Jason Alley of Interactive Intelligence joins UCStrategies' Jim Burton for a discussion about their new cloud-based solution addressing contact...
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In a special Industry Buzz podcast previewing Enterprise Connect 2013, the UCStrategies Experts use new conferencing technology that will be...
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In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts do a quick look back at 2012, then turn their attention to 2013 in respect to the following...
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In this Executive Insights podcast, Jim Burton of UCStrategies is joined by Jason Alley of Interactive Intelligence . They discuss the company's Q3...
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CLP Central is a new, interactive information and communications technology industry resource that brings industry vendors, consultants, and solution...
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In this UCStrategies Executive Insights podcast, Tim Passios, Senior Director of Solutions Marketing at Interactive Intelligence, joins UCStrategies...
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UC Summit 2012 was held May 6-9 in La Jolla, CA. The keynote speaker on Tuesday morning was Phil Edholm of UCStrategies. The title of his...
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Jim Burton leads a conversation among the UCStrategies experts about Microsoft's announcements of July 16, 2012. The discussion includes Blair...
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UC Summit 2012 was held May 6-9 in La Jolla, CA. The keynote speaker on Tuesday afternoon was Wayne Baines, Director, Lync Sales Enablement,...
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The keynote speaker on Monday afternoon of UC Summit 2012 was Jay Krauser, Director, Core Solutions and Engineering for NEC Corporation of America .
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Jim Burton of UCStrategies is joined by Brad Herrington, Senior Manager, Solutions Marketing at Interactive Intelligence, for a discussion about...
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Please participate if you are an independent Communications or IT consultant who consults to enterprise/SME/SMB clients on IP-telephony, unified communications and/or...

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Joe Staples, Chief Marketing Officer of Interactive Intelligence, joins Jim Burton of UCStrategies for a conversation about the company's 2011...
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UCStrategies founder Jim Burton moderates this Industry Buzz podcast which takes a look at the year 2011 in unified communications. Jim is joined by...
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Jim Burton of UCStrategies is joined by Tim Passios, Senior Director of Solutions Marketing at Interactive Intelligence, for a discussion about...
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Ron Wellard, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Mitel Communications Solutions, joins UCStrategies' Jim Burton for a discussion about...
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In this Executive Insights podcast, Ryan Hollenbeck, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing, Verint Systems , and Dave Capuano, Vice President of...
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In this Industry Buzz podcast, several UCStrategies Experts who attended the recent ShoreTel analyst conference provide their thoughts on the...
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Ryan Hollenbeck, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing, Verint Systems, joins UCStrategies' Jim Burton in this Executive Insights podcast to...
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UCStrategies experts Jim Burton , Michael Finneran , Russell Bennett , Blair Pleasant , Art Rosenberg , Don Van Doren , and Dave Michels discuss UC...
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In this Executive Insights podcast, Jim Burton of UCStrategies is joined by Joe Staples, Chief Marketing Officer of Interactive Intelligence to talk...
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Leaders from all aspects of the Unified Communications (UC) industry are gathering in La Jolla, California, March 27-30, 2011, for a two and a half day conference,...

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In this Industry Buzz podcast, several of the UCStrategies UC experts talk about their sessions at the upcoming Enterprise Connect, Feb 28 - March 3...
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The UCStrategies members who attended Lotusphere and ITEXPO discuss the conferences, in this Industry Buzz podcast. The UC expert panel includes Jim...
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The UCStrategies UC experts discuss the unified communications tracks at the various upcoming conferences: Lotusphere, IT Expo, Enterprise Connect,...
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In this week's podcast, the UCStrategies experts address what they view as new, hot and different for UC in 2011 from the view of the enterprise and...
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In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts look back at the year 2010 in unified communications. The UC expert panel includes Jim Burton...
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The UCStrategies Experts discuss the role of consumer products (Skype, social networking, etc.) and services in the world of unified communications,...
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In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts cover announcements from Microsoft, Cisco, and HP. The UC expert panel includes Jim Burton ,...
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In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies experts review Mitel's announcements: new "Freedom" architecture, and extended capabilities in the...
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In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts discuss the evolution of endpoints. The expert panel includes Jim Burton , Dave Michels ,...
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In this Executive Insights podcast, Jim Burton , Blair Pleasant , Steve Leaden , and Marty Parker introduce the "Options for Nortel Customers and...
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The UC Experts at UCStrategies tackle UC for small and medium businesses (SMB) in this podcast. The expert panel includes Jim Burton , David Yedwab...
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Steve Williams, Vice President of Sales for Desktop and Process Analytics, Verint Systems, joins Jim Burton in this Executive Insights podcast to...
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The UCStrategies Expert team discusses the recent announcements from Avaya, which include the Avaya Flare Experience. The expert panel includes Jim...
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In this podcast, Jim Burton is joined by Randy Schrock of BT Global Services and Bernie Klein of Polycom to discuss the partnership between BT Global...
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Microsoft announced the new name for the next generation of its real time communications products. In this podcast, UCStrategies UC Experts discuss...
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In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies experts debate the definition of unified communications, and the validity of trying to define the...
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The Unified Communications Interoperability Forum (UCIF) is an open alliance of technology leaders working together to fully realize the potential of...
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In their weekly podcast, the UCStrategies Expert team discusses Microsoft, and the company's effect on the unified communications industry. Jim...
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Last week Avaya announced its product roadmap and the migration path for Nortel customers to Avaya Aura. In this podcast, the UC experts provide...
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