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 continues the conversation about HP's Software Defined Networking (SDN) innovation with Manfred Arndt, Chief Technologist for UC&C...

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In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies team welcomes Jaskarn Randhawa, Services Practice Manager - Converged Communications, Dimension Data, to the call. Jim Burton is the moderator, and...

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Jim Burton of UCStrategies caught up with Tim Passios, Vice President of Solutions Marketing at Interactive Intelligence, in this Executive Insights podcast. The topic is the recently completed...

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In this week's Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts review the Interactive Intelligence Global Conference, Interactions 2014. Jim Burton...

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In this Industry Buzz podcast, Jim Burton and the UCStrategies team reflect on the recently completed UC Summit 2014. The podcast includes...

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In this Executive Insights podcast, UCStrategies' Jim Burton is joined by Christine Howley of Verizon, Marketing Committee chair of the...

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UCStrategies' Jim Burton is joined by Joe Staples, CMO of Interactive Intelligence, in this Executive Insights podcast. Discussion topics include the rise of the Interactive Intelligence brand,...

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In this Industry Buzz podcast, UCStrategies' Jim Burton moderates a preview of the upcoming UC Summit, the annual learning and networking event bringing together unified communications vendors,...

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In this Executive Insights videocast, Jim Burton of UCStrategies is joined by Jens Madsen, Director of Professional Services, DataLink Networks, and Asim Faiz, Director, Strategy Operations,...

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In this Executive Insights videocast, Jim Burton of UCStrategies is joined by Kieran McCorry, Strategist, New Service Development, Enterprise...

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In this Executive Insights podcast, UCStrategies' Jim Burton is joined by Pascal Menezes, Principal Program Manager Skype and Lync Strategic Relations Solutions (SRS) for Microsoft. The topic is...

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In this Executive Insights podcast, Jim Burton of UCStrategies is joined by Kevin Carswell, President and CEO of The Via Group, to discuss their partnership with HP...

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