Lync Server 2013: Design, Integration, Problem Solving
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Les Kent has a 35-year track record of effective network integration, executive administration, sales, and operations. He has demonstrated a knack for creating sophisticated IT solutions during his time as as a network architect, application developer, project manager, deployment consultant, and problem solver for small businesses, new ventures, and global enterprises.
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