About the author

Pete Engler is the Channel Marketing Manager at Digium. He joined the company in 2008 as the Product Manager for Asterisk hardware products before moving to Marketing. Prior to Digium, he served as a Product Manager in the Enterprise and SMB teams with Avocent Corporation, Applications Engineering at ADTRAN and 10 years in Information Technology as a Desktop and Network Administrator. As Channel Marketing Manager, Pete is responsible for channel marketing and lead gen programs for Digium’s worldwide network of partners, as well as marketing campaigns that continue to drive demand for Digium’s portfolio of telephony products, including Switchvox Unified Communications phone systems and Switchvox Cloud; and products for custom communications projects with open source Asterisk.

Advantages of Open Source Software for Resellers and Their Customers

The business climate has changed drastically in the last decade. The volatility of current global economic conditions reinforces the need for business owners to save money wherever possible, including making strategic investments in technology solutions with the best ROI (return on investment). Adopting an open source software solution is one way to save businesses a great deal of money.

Making Money with Open Source

Open source is software that can be freely used, changed and shared, in modified or unmodified form, by anyone. Its approach to the design, development and distribution of software offers practical accessibility to a software’s source … Continued

Global Convergence Expands Digium Partnership as a Cloud Master Agent

GCILogoIt’s always exciting when I get to share news of an expanded business relationship with one of our existing partners.  In this case, Global Convergence Inc (GCI), a long-time distribution partner, is now also a Cloud Master Agent, as part of our Digium Cloud Agent Program. GCI has been a valuable and growing part of the Digium channel since 2007, and with this agent agreement they are able to include Switchvox Cloud and Digium SIP Trunking services as the newest additions to their product portfolio (all of our cloud services are currently available in the lower-48 U.S.). GCI becomes the … Continued

Leslie Conway Recognized in Power 100 for CRN Women of the Channel 2015

Congratulations go out to Leslie Conway, VP of worldwide marketing, who has once again been named to The Channel Company’s prestigious CRN Women of the Channel list for 2015. In addition, Leslie has been recognized as one of this year’s Power 100 by the editors of CRN.

The annual list honors outstanding female executives across vendor channel organizations prominently involved in the IT channel ecosystem. This year’s Women of the Channel were selected based on their accomplishments and the influence they wield over the technology channel. The Power 100 further spotlights an elite subset of Women of the … Continued

Channel Partners Recognized for Industry Excellence with Pinnacle Awards

Pinnacle AwardsHere at Digium, we take great pride in our channel program and we know that our partners are the best in the industry. Each year, we have the honor of presenting our Pinnacle Awards, which are given to the top Digium partners based on their annual sales from the previous year and their commitment to excellent customer service. These resellers who are honored are unparalleled in their commitment to developing and growing their partnership with Digium and driving customer success for Switchvox business phone systems and Asterisk custom communications solutions.

I’m proud to be part of an organization that … Continued

CRN Channel Chiefs: Steve Harvey Recognized for Channel Partner Growth

Steve Harvey CRN Channel ChiefsCongratulations to Steve Harvey, Digium’s VP of global sales, who has been named to The Channel Company’s prestigious list of CRN Channel Chiefs. The influential executives on this annual list represent the most powerful leaders in the IT channel who hold direct responsibility for driving growth and revenue for their organizations through their indirect channel partners. Individuals are selected for inclusion based on their track record of channel accomplishments, standing in the industry, dedication to the partner community, and plans for driving future business innovation and channel growth.

The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs have demonstrated their enduring support … Continued