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

Hosting Service Looks to Asterisk for Customization


“Asterisk is the most customizable telecom framework for PBX systems on the planet,” says Peter Howell of Mecca Hosting in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Mecca Hosting started as a domain name registration company but in January 2001, expanded into a hosting solution. They began using Asterisk in 2002. They needed a platform in which employees could call customers, but without giving employees access to confidential customer information – a need based on the company’s strict privacy policy.

Customized Asterisk Implementation

“We developed our own Low Cost Routing (LCR) system using MySQL and E164 lookups on Asterisk,” Howell explains. “We use a … Continued

ITEXPO & Asterisk World coming to Fort Lauderdale

ITEXPO EastThe month of January is an exciting time for those in the communications industry. While the rest of the country slowly freezes over, everyone from engineers and IT/telecom managers to C-level execs and business owners will gather in sunny Fort Lauderdale, Florida for the highly anticipated ITEXPO- the only event dedicated to communications solutions for the enterprise mid-market, resellers, and service providers.

From Monday to Thursday, January 25-28, educational keynotes, training sessions, and workshops will take place at the Greater Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center for ITEXPO 2016. Some hot topics this year include Cloud, data, security, and WebRTC. … Continued

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

Being an iCAM Recruiter at Digium: Meet Jaclyn Smith

Employee Spotlight

As part of our ongoing series, Get to Know Digium: Employee Spotlight, we ask employees to share with readers about their roles inside the company as Digiumites (our name for team members), as well as their life and interests outside of Digium. Meet one of our iCAM recruiters, Jaclyn Smith.


What first turned you on to working for Digium?

After many years working nights and weekends in retail, I decided to make a career change that would allow me to spend more time at home with my family. Little did I know that I would actually be gaining … Continued