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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Blair Pleasant
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In this Industry Buzz podcast the BCStrategies Experts discuss mergers and acquisitions; what to look for in upcoming M&A activity in the business communications space; and the notable and...

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The topic of this Industry Buzz podcast is the forecast for 2018 in the business communications space. Participants include Experts Jim Burton, Nicolas De Kouchkovsky, Evan Kirstel, Dr. Joseph...

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In this Executive Insights podcast, Jim Burton welcomes Taher Behbehani, Chief Marketing Officer at BroadSoft.

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In this Industry Buzz podcast,  the UCStrategies Experts discuss Avaya's recent announcement as it moves forward to emerge from Chapter 11....

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In this Industry Buzz podcast, UCStrategies' Dave Michels leads the discussion...

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In this Industry Buzz podcast, UCStrategies' Dave Michels leads the discussion among the UCStrategies Experts about the news that Mitel has acquired ShoreTel. Participants this week include...

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In this Executive Insights video podcast, Jim Burton is joined by Alan Masarek, CEO of Vonage. 

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In this Executive Insights video podcast, Jim Burton is joined by Vik Verma, CEO of 8x8. 

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In this Executive Insights video podcast, Jim Burton of BCStrategies is joined by Vlad Shmunis, CEO of RingCentral. 

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Jim Burton of BCStrategies had the opportunity to sit down with Lisa Simpson, the new Vice President of Channel Sales and Distribution Strategy, North America, for Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise (ALE)...

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In this Executive Insights podcast, UCStrategies' Jim Burton welcomes Doug Jones, AVP of Product Marketing of voice and collaboration services at AT&T, for a discussion on topics included what...

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In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts review the recently concluded BC Summit 2016, held November 1-3 in Palm Springs, California. Discussion topics include overall impressions...

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