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 UCStrategies experts review Mitel's announcements: new "Freedom" architecture, and extended capabilities in the cloud, virtualization, and mobility. The UC...

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In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts discuss the evolution of endpoints. The expert panel includes Jim Burton,...

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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...

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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 discuss desktop and process analytics....

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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 Burton, Dave Michels, Blair Pleasant, Michael...

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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 Services, Polycom, and Microsoft.

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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 Microsoft "Lync," formerly known as Office...

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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 term. The expert panel includes...

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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 Unified Communications. UCStrategies' Jim...

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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 Burton, Marty Parker, David Yedwab, Blair Pleasant,...

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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 their take on the announcement.

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