Do You Know a SysAdmin in Need of Support?

Happy SysAdmin Day from DigiumDo you know how to define the term ‘SysAdmin? Never heard of it? OK… how about System Administrator? Still not sure? Think of the person you go to when you have computer problems… you can’t print, connect to the network, or access the internet. Who is it that helps you in that time of need? That, my friend, is likely your System Administrator. And, did you know that there is an entire day devoted to the appreciation of your SysAdmin? That’s right! Today marks the 16th annual System Administrator Appreciation Day (aka SysAdmin Day).

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Reducing SysAdmin Headaches with the Right Phone System

On our episodes of UC Tech Chat, we try hard to touch on a range of tech topics, from general issues about the Unified Communications market to answering specific questions about business phone system features. As our loyal fans know, we also chat about interesting tech stats and trends, like millennials’ preferences for desktop phones, the Internet of Things (IoT), and top tech cities.  Given our range of topics, there was no way we could miss talking about one of our favorite groups of people in the organization – SysAdmins – and the upcoming day to honor … Continued

Red Hat’s Russell Bryant Talks SDN, Open Source and AstriCon: Asterisk Live [Video]

Interested in software defined networking (SDN)? Get to know Red Hat’s Russell Bryant, who focuses on OpenStack, and is a former lead developer for the Asterisk open source project. In this episode of Asterisk Live, Russell chats about open source and gives a preview of his upcoming AstriCon presentation about SDN and its implications for communications applications. 

We love doing all the Asterisk Live videos with different members of the Asterisk Community, and it was an extra special pleasure to recently record a show with Russell Bryant of Red Hat.

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Looking for Savings & Efficiency? Ditch your legacy phone system

Public and private school systems around the country are often saddled with archaic telecommunications systems. Keeping and maintaining that outdated technology may appear to be the least expensive option; but once a full system analysis and cost comparison is conducted, schools typically discover significant savings when upgrading or replacing a legacy phone system. Becker Public Schools realized its aging Inter-Tel phone system was costing them money and time. The decision to upgrade to a VoIP solution with Unified Communications (UC) features quickly proved to be a wise investment.

Becker Schools, located in Minneapolis has approximately 2,800 students and a staff

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3 Reasons Your CFO is All About OpEx

In the past, the idea of purchasing a new phone system for a small or medium-sized business (SMB) was daunting to say the least. On top of scoping out the initial business requirements and understanding the pain points to be resolved, you had to calculate downtime needed for a new system implementation and then worry about the learning curve for users. All of those issues aside, company leadership was concerned with one thing more than any other: how to come up with the cash to pay for the phone system.

Traditionally, buying a phone system (that legacy system that may … Continued