About the author

Danny Windham joined Digium in February, 2007 as CEO. In this role, Windham is responsible for setting corporate strategy and executing day to day business operations. Prior to joining Digium, Windham served as president and chief operating officer of ADTRAN, a global provider of networking and communications equipment. Windham joined ADTRAN in 1989 following ADTRAN's successful acquisition of Processing Telecom Technologies, a company Windham co-founded in 1986. Prior to becoming president/COO in 2005, Windham served as the senior vice president and general manager of the Enterprise Networks Division. Windham holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Mississippi State University where he was named a Distinguished Engineering Fellow in 2001 and also holds an MBA from Florida Tech.

Investing in Cloud: Digium Cloud Services and the Growing UCaaS Market

As of September 1, 2013, Digium finalized the acquisition of Atlanta-based VocalCloud and has launched Digium Cloud Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Digium, Inc.

That’s the headline many of you have seen this week; but the news marks the culmination of efforts that have been in development for more than a year and signifies a major development in the evolution of our company. The acquisition of a hosted VoIP services provider and the launch of Digium Cloud Services is only the beginning of a bigger story. It is part of a strategy to position Digium as a leading supplier … Continued

Microsoft plus Skype, equals Microsoft

The simple equation of the Skype acquisition:

Microsoft + Skype = MICROSOFT

Our industry segment is abuzz with actual and wannabe industry analysts attempting to decipher the true strategy behind the Microsoft acquisition of Skype. The $8.53 billion dollars that Microsoft paid represents 17% of their available cash war chest and is the single largest acquisition they have done to date. It appears that the acquisition was a perfect storm for the Skype team: their intention of going public and the ongoing negotiations with Google and Facebook forced Microsoft to act decisively – and boldly.

The Numbers:

Post acquisition, Microsoft … Continued

Digium Update – Wednesday May 3rd – Back in Business

As of last evening, power was restored to the Digium building!  By noon today we should have the facility and all systems transferred back to commercial power and once again resume operations at full capacity.  Our sincere thanks go out to all those who offered and provided support to Digium over the past week.  Additionally, I’d like to thank the Digium team for the incredible efforts on the part of so many people to keep the company going for the past 6 days in the presence of so many obstacles.  While things will quickly get back to business as usual … Continued

Digium Update – Tuesday May 3rd

As Digium moves into day 6 without commercial power, the Digium team has become quite adept at operating in the presence of constrained resources.  While circumstances around us continue to slowly improve, today more than 100,000 residents are still without power.   All essential Digium services are up and running, support staff is in place to assist customers with technical issues, the sales staff is here assisting both existing and prospective customers, and the operations staff is able to process and ship orders without delay.  We continue to believe that power will be restored to the Digium headquarters in the next … Continued

Digium Update – Monday May 2nd

Efforts continue today across North Alabama as the region struggles to recover from last week’s storms. The communications infrastructure is greatly improved and power has now been restored to a number of areas, but unfortunately not to Digium’s headquarters. As a result, Digium is once again operating on generator power in a limited fashion. Most Digium services including digium.com, asterisk.org, and asteriskexchange.com are operational. A small number of Digium services are temporarily unavailable including the master subversion server for Asterisk. Support staff are in place assisting customers with technical issues and the sales and operations staff are now able to … Continued