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bMighty bConnected: We're Hosting A Free Virtual Expo!

Communications and connectivity are critical components for many small and midsize businesses, so on Thursday May 22 bMighty is gathering top vendors and analysts to share their insight, understanding, and best practices in an interactive online event available right from your desktop.

Communications and connectivity are critical components for many small and midsize businesses, so on Thursday May 22 bMighty is gathering top vendors and analysts to share their insight, understanding, and best practices in an interactive online event available right from your desktop.bMighty bConnected is our second virtual expo, following the highly successful bMighty bMobile that debuted last December. Once again, Ill be hosting the event, introducing the speakers and moderating the live question and answer sessions. It starts at 11am Eastern Time (8am Pacific Time) and runs till 5pm that afternoon (2pm Pacific Time).

The free event kicks off promptly at 11am ET (8am PT) with our keynote presentation on VoIP for Small and Midsize Companies. John Macario -- founder of Savatar and a VoIP/convergence expert -- will share research identifying common VoIP issues for smaller companies. Then 25-year telecom-industry vet Tim Saunders, AdTrans Vice President, Product Management in the Enterprise Networks Division, will explain what smaller companies need to know about maximizing VoIPs potential and avoid those common pitfalls.

Next, at 12:30pm ET (9:30am PT), Unified Communications takes center stage when I share exclusive new bMighty research on how smaller companies view and use UC, and Cisco VP of SMB Solutions Markets Rick Moran demonstrates how UC really is ready meet the needs of smaller companies.

Then, at 1:30pm ET (10:30am PT), Robin MacGillvray, Senior Vice President of AT&Ts Small Business Client Group, highlights new research on the innovative ways that small businesses are using connectivity technology  and lays out the four most important things to think about when building a connectivity strategy. And MacGillvray shares insight from real small businesses about what theyre doing, what products theyre using, and what business benefits theyve gained from maximizing their time away from the office.

Finally, at 2:30pm ET (11:30am PT), Steve Hilton, Enterprise and SMB Research Vice President at Yankee Group, explains how to use connectivity technology to Unleash the Hidden Power of Your SMB. Find out what technologies truly boost productivity for small and midsize companies, and discover the secret of where  and with whom  to uncover the biggest opportunities to make your business more efficient and more productive.

Every session concludes with a live Q&A discussion where you can get answers to your questions about the business that matters most to you. And thats only part of whats available at bMighty bConnected. You can also visit virtual exhibition booths where you can get your questions answered in real time by sponsor representatives, and easily download technical and marketing materials. And dont forget to stop by the Networking Lounge to swap tips and tricks with other attendees.

The event is free, and you can come and go as you please any time during the day without having to log back in. And if you can't be there on Thursday, the entire Expo will remain available on demand for 90 days. Best of all, you dont have to leave your desk to be there.

Oh, I almost forgot. All attendees are entered in a drawing to win an iPod iTouch and a TomTom personal navigation system. And the first 500 registrants will receive a free bMighty.com T-shirt!

bMighty bConnected: bThere!

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