Sunday, December 23, 2007

Happy Holidays and Get Ready for More Exciting Times

As the year comes to an end, the open source world of IP Telephony is booming and making a move on traditional suppliers. Open source Asterisk is not alone in this mission. As we move into 2008, you will see other new players in telephony. What will we experience a year from now? Will people be running their mission critical phone systems on Microsoft or open source Asterisk from Digium or some other Asterisk-based distribution? Will it be Google? Yahoo? Will they continue to select traditional solutions from traditional telephony players? Can consumer VoIP move into the higher demands of business?

Welcome to the 2008 emerging market changes and battlefield. Is your phone system like your search engine? Is it like your home page? What drives your decisions, price - features - simplicity - brand? Do you even care?

Think about it - Who would have predicted YouTube? Facebook? Myspace? IM? Texting? Twitter? Get with it - the business telephony world is changing. It's going to take longer than a consumer movement, but it is in the process of happening. Over the year we will discuss this more.

Thursday, December 13, 2007


One of my favorite sayings. At Digium this week is our NYU guest following a trip to NYU by Mark Spencer and some of the key developers. Soon, you will see a new element of Asterisk you have not seen ever before. The developers are actually using the new Digium building as a backdrop.

Trust me, this falls into the category of "You Can't Make This Stuff Up!

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Fun Days at Digium.

Oh, and I caught Mark in his hammock in his office today! He had to move while Jeffrey installed a new shelf to house all his junk. Mark just has so much fun!!!!!!!!