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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I’ve given some thought to which companies would be good acquisition targets, and Avaya came to mind.

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In this year's virtual event, see the BCStrategies Experts in the following sessions. 

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In this Industry Buzz podcast, the BCStrategies Experts discuss the future of conferences. Assuming that in-person conferences start up again...
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In this Executive Insights podcast, BCStrategies' Kevin Kieller and Jim Burton are joined by Patrice, Empeigne, VP Technology, Embrava.
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In this Industry Buzz podcast, the BCStrategies Experts take a look into the future and answer the question, "what do we think the post COVID-19...
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In this Executive Insights podcast, BCStrategies' Jim Burton welcomes Frank Tersigni, Chief Customer Officer at Altivon.
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In this Industry Buzz podcast, the BCStrategies Experts take a look at the recent surge of security issues in videoconferencing. BC Experts...
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In this BCStrategies podcast, Jim Burton leads a discussion about business communications technology and how it is positioned to immediately help...
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In this Industry Buzz podcast hosted by Jim Burton, the BCStrategies Experts discuss 2019. Topics include CPaasS, industry consolidation, artificial...
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In this Industry Buzz podcast, Jim Burton and the BCStrategies Experts welcome John Macario, Senior Vice President of Channel Marketing for Ribbon...
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