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.

Business Communications Trends in 2016

business communications trends 2016

 

Last year around this time I predicted some business communications trends to anticipate in 2015, and stated that it would be the year of mobility, integration of communications, and user experience. In reviewing last year’s predictions, versus what actually happened – some were dead on while others have been slower to develop. Many of the same trends of 2015 are shaping up to be continued influencers on business communications and work styles in 2016, even while additional trends emerge.

Mobility certainly took a giant leap forward over the past year – and shows no signs of slowing down. … Continued

Business Communications Trends in 2015

A new year brings new projects, new initiatives and new challenges for IT leadership. As new technologies and new deployment models have continued to mature, businesses are becoming more willing (and obligated) to try new things.

It’s helpful to reflect upon and take inventory of the advances that shaped the evolution of your business over the previous year. Perhaps even more crucial is assessing trends of the near future, which will provide leaders and key decision makers within an organization with valuable insights in order to position their business for success.

Over the past several quarters we’ve seen adoption of … Continued

Call for Early Adopters: Respoke Web Communications

Throughout Digium’s 15-year journey as a communications innovator, we’ve sought to be a company that disrupts the market. Our philosophy on how to accomplish that goal has remained consistent – give users the ability to solve their own problems and you’ll be amazed by the results.

In translating that philosophy into products and services, Digium has a long heritage of providing communications tools to enable developers to create their own custom applications and services. Our flagship offering Asterisk, the open source framework, has been used by a global community of developers to build countless communications-related products. We are proud … Continued

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