Defining Best Practices for Deploying
Unified Communications

Lessons Learned from Early Adopters of Microsoft Lync, SIP Trunking and SBCs

Wednesday, December 14, 2011 TIME: 2:00 PM ET/ 11:00 AM PT

Are you interested in enabling your enterprise with new and powerful communications capabilities and achieving the cost economies of unified communications?

Register to join Microsoft, Level 3, NexusIS and NET on December 14 for a complimentary webcast, Defining Best Practices for Deploying Unified Communications.

During this interactive discussion hosted by Paula Bernier, UC analyst for TMCnet, you’ll hear how forward-looking companies around the globe have realized cost savings and workforce productivity gains using unified communications solutions, such as Microsoft® Lync® and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunking. Following the discussion, we’ll have a Q&A session with recognized industry experts.

You’ll also gain insight into:

  • Security and interoperability best practices with Microsoft Lync 2010
  • What your company could save with SIP Trunking
  • Keys to evaluating SIP Trunking service providers
  • Benefits of a Session Border Controller (SBC) when integrating legacy voice platforms
  • How to add survivability to a branch office with a qualified Survivable Branch Appliance (SBA)
Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from early adopters of unified communications about how best to implement this powerful technology, while maintaining security, interoperability, and quality of service.

Who should attend this webinar: CIOs, Network Architects, IT Directors, UC Consultants, Infrastructure Specialists, Systems Integrators and IT Generalists

Register Today


Jamie Stark
Senior Technical Product Manager, Microsoft

Jamie Stark looks after voice, networking and interoperability for Microsoft Lync. He tweets at @nomorephones and can be reached at

Bill Long
Senior Director, Product Management,
Level 3 Communications

Bill Long oversees Level 3’s enterprise voice product portfolio, which includes TDM- and
SIP-based voice products ranging from local PRIs and SIP trunking to dedicated long distance, toll free and contact center solutions. Long has held numerous enterprise and wholesale voice-related product management, product development and strategy roles within Level 3. Prior to joining Level 3, Long was involved in several entrepreneurial and consulting projects related to voice and wireless solutions. He is a named inventor on four issued and pending voice patents.

Kevin Isacks
Chief Technology Officer for Network Equipment Technologies, NET

With over 10 years of experience in designing and architecting VoIP products, Kevin is responsible for defining the company’s product strategy and direction. After completing an Electronic Engineering degree at the university of Kwazulu-Natal in South Africa, Kevin started his career as an Escalation Engineer for Microsoft in Johannesburg, providing Back-office and operating system support. Kevin is a well known authority within the VoIP and Unified Communications community and a founding pioneer of NET’s UX and VX product lines.

Alex Osorio
Microsoft Practice Director, NexusIS

Alex Osorio is a senior technology professional with over 20 years of experience delivering enterprise solutions and mission critical projects. Alex has worked closely with a wide variety of clients ranging from mid-market firms to global Fortune 500 corporations. He brings to NexusIS a great deal of business acumen, technology experience, and leadership ability developed over the course of dozens of consulting engagements. His background includes IT strategy management, consulting,infrastructure engineering and IT operations.


Paula Bernier
Executive Editor TMCnet

Paula Bernier is executive editor for the IP Communications Group at Technology Marketing Corp. In this position, she manages, edits and does the bulk of the writing for INTERNET TELEPHONY, Customer Interaction Solutions, and Next Gen Mobility magazines. Before joining TMC in August of 2009, Bernier ran a successful freelance writing business. She also formerly was editor in chief of xchange magazine, a now-defunct title from Virgo Publishing, where she worked for more than 11 years.

Bernier also has been a senior writer for Inter@ctive Week, a former Ziff-Davis title. She got her start in telecom at Telephony magazine, where she spent nearly five years, leaving as the news director. Bernier has been on the reporting staffs of various mainstream daily and weekly newspapers in Iowa, Minnesota and South Carolina.A University of Iowa journalism graduate, Bernier now lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her husband, daughter, cat, dog and a Russian tortoise.


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