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, UCStrategies' Jim Burton is joined by Rich Shaw, VP of Voice and Collaboration Services at AT&T. Topics include an update on AT&T's cloud products and...

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AT&T Cloud Services Executive Scott Velting joins Jim Burton of UCStrategies in this Executive Insights podcast to...

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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...

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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 light...
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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 La Quinta Resort & Club, in...
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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...

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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 discuss predictions for 2016 in mobility and...

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Jay Krauser, Director, Business Development Cloud Services for NEC, speaks with UCStrategies' Jim Burton...

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In this Executive Insights podcast, UCStrategies' Jim Burton is joined by Clark Peterson, President, Business Solutions Group, Vonage Business. The discussion is about Unified Communications as a...

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