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 Industry Buzz podcast, the BCStrategies Experts discuss Enterprise Connect 2022, held March 21-24 in Orlando and virtually. ...

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In this Industry Buzz podcast, the BCStrategies Experts were asked to make three predictions about what they expect to see or what to watch for in business communications in 2022. ...

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In this Industry Buzz podcast, the BCStrategies Experts discuss recent the recent flurry of industry news, mergers and acquisitions. Jim...

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In this Industry Buzz videocast, Jim Burton welcomes BCStrategies Expert Kevin Kieller to discuss gamification for Microsoft Teams.

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With Operator Connect launching later this year, this recorded webinar brings into focus how you can prepare your organization’s cloud network voice for the future. We...
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In this BCStrategies Executive Insights videocast, the BCStrategies Experts welcome Jason Tirado, President of Lightware. ...

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With Operator Connect launching later this year, this webinar brings into focus on how you can prepare your organization’s cloud network voice for the future. We will...
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Smarter organizations – and their IT managers – are starting to see contact center conversations as an opportunity to make money, not a costly hassle.
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Enterprise Connect 2021 is September 27-29, in a virtual event. Several of the BCStrategies Experts who are participating as speakers recorded introductory videos about...
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Enterprise Connect 2021 is September 27-29. See the BCStrategies Experts in the following sessions.
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In this Industry Buzz podcast, the BCStrategies Experts hold their annual conversation predicting what kinds of changes will happen in business communications in 2021. Jim Burton ...

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In this Industry Buzz podcast, the BCStrategies Experts review the year 2020 in business communications. Jim Burton moderates the...

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