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in the ascendant

Gaining in status, power, influence, or rank; on the rise. With nationalist extremism in the ascendant again, many are worried that the divisiveness in the country is going to get worse before it gets better. While the team was in the ascendant during the 1980s, its manager was quietly securing a spot for himself in the league's administration.

in the ascendant

rising in power or influence.
This expression has been in figurative use since the late 16th century. Literally, in technical astrological use, an ascendant is the sign of the zodiac that is just rising above the eastern horizon at a particular moment.
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It allows enterprises to be more responsive to their customers, encourages collaboration and increases sales opportunities by providing a mobile user with many essential PBX functions as if the user was at their desk," said Debbie Miller, CEO, Ascendent Systems.
Ascendent Voice Mobility Suite is a feature rich solution that provides single number reach, consolidation and access to a single voice mail box, and extends desk phone functionality such as PBX dial tone, call transfer and hold, 4 or 5 digit dialing and conference calling capabilities to mobile users.
We also had a short timeline for implementation and testing of the product - about six months from start to finish - and Ascendent was able to meet our immediate need.
Ascendent mobility features fulfill the hospital's dynamic requirements in the following areas: improved patient care due to quicker collaboration between mobile staff that make informed decisions, and increased collaboration between colleagues resulting from more reliable and faster communications.
Ascendent will be announcing support for other manufacturers of SIP Direct Trunk Signaling in coming months as interoperability tests are completed.
Ascendent users can also access click-to-call capabilities on enterprise instant messages.
Through the Strategic Technology Partner Program, Ascendent and Jabber, Inc.
Ascendent delivers enhanced presence functionality to our PowerConnect customers," said Theron Dodson, vice president of marketing at Ascendent Systems.
By extending the identity and functionality of a traditional office phone to a BlackBerry handset, Ascendent ensures that executives can remain productive and "fully operational" when they leave the office.
Through the BlackBerry ISV Alliance Program, Ascendent can take steps to integrate additional voice mobility features on the BlackBerry platform to further enhance its functionality and capabilities when using Ascendent Systems Enterprise Voice Mobility applications," said Greig Patton, VP of Sales at Ascendent.
Ascendent Systems joined the Cisco Technology Developer Program as a Personnel and Personal Management/Productivity participant.
By integrating Ascendent's PowerConnect technology with Cisco Call Manager and Security Agent, customers such as OMD can incorporate best-of-breed wireless / wireline / IP convergence and business continuity solutions for their voice networks," said Greig Patton, Ascendent vice president of business development.
Ascendent Announces Conferencing Integration with Microsoft's New Integrated Communications Client, Microsoft Office Communicator 2005
Ascendent Systems, a leading developer of advanced voice and messaging solutions, today announced that it is working with Microsoft Corp.
Ascendent Systems, a leading developer of advanced voice and messaging solutions, today announced that Silicon Valley veteran Debbie Miller has joined the company as chief executive officer.