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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The OVCC just published a new White Paper, now available on UCStrategies.com: Open Visual Communications Consortium - A Path to Ubiquitous, Any-to-Any Video...
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Joining Jim Burton in this UCStrategies Executive Insights podcast is Brad Herrington, Senior Manager of Solutions Marketing at...

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Jason Alley, Cloud Solutions Marketing Manager at Interactive Intelligence, joins Jim Burton of UCStrategies in this Executive Insights podcast for a conversation about what's new in the world of...

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In this Executive Insights podcast, UCStrategies' Jim Burton is joined by Brad Herrington, Senior Solutions Marketing Manager at...

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This week the UCStrategies team welcomes Chris Hummel, CCO of Siemens Enterprise Communications, to the Industry Buzz Podcast. The topic is the just-announced Project Ansible. Joining moderator...

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In this Industry Buzz podcast moderated by Jim Burton, the UCStrategies Experts deliver their impressions of Enterprise Connect 2013, held March...

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Jason Alley of Interactive Intelligence joins UCStrategies' Jim Burton for a discussion about their new cloud-based solution addressing contact centers from 10 to 50 agents, the Interactive...

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In a special Industry Buzz podcast previewing Enterprise Connect 2013, the UCStrategies Experts use new conferencing technology that will be demonstrated at next week's event. The partnership...

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In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts do a quick look back at 2012, then turn their attention to 2013 in respect to the following major trends in unified communications: UC...

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CLP Central is a new, interactive information and communications technology industry resource that brings industry vendors, consultants,...

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