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 videocast, BCStrategies’ Jim Burton is joined by Joe Burton, CEO of Plantronics and Polycom. Discussion topics include the...
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BCStrategies is well-represented at Enterprise Connect 2019, in Orlando, March 18-21, with 14 Experts presenting in 24 sessions covering the entire...
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In the wake of Avaya ENGAGE 2019, held late January in Austin, Texas, the BCStrategies Experts got together to discuss the event, Avaya, the company'...
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In this Executive Insights podcast, BCStrategies’ Jim Burton welcomes new Masergy CEO, James Parker. Discussion topics include what James sees as his...
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In this Industry Buzz podcast, the BCStrategies Experts offer thoughts on what to expect in 2019. Jim Burton moderates the conversation with experts...
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In this Industry Buzz podcast, the BCStrategies Experts reflect on 2018. Jim Burton moderates the conversation, with Experts Peter Bernstein, Marty...
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In this Executive Insights podcast, BCStrategies’ Jim Burton is joined by Rich McBee, CEO of Mitel. Listen in as they discuss taking Mitel private,...
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BCStrategies welcomes Dean Manzoori VP, Global Cloud Communication, Masergy, to discuss global delivery of hybrid UCaaS.
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This Industry Buzz podcast is a follow-up to Phil Edholm's recent article, Business Communications in the Digital Transformation Age, a discussion of...
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In this Industry Buzz podcast, the BC Experts from BCStrategies review Enterprise Connect 2018, held March 12-15 in Orlando. Jim Burton moderates the...
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In this Industry Buzz Podcast, Jim Burton leads a discussion previewing BCStrategies' participation at the upcoming Enterprise Connect 2018. Twelve...
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