Gartner honors Digium as Visionary

By Danny Windham

Digium was recently honored for the third consecutive year by the Gartner Group by being included in their coveted ‘Magic Quadrant’ for Corporate Telephony. This accomplishment is certainly gratifying for the Digium team, but is a broader statement regarding the adoption and momentum of open source technology within corporate environments. While Digium is the company that’s uniquely positioned at the intersection of two high level industry trends; the growing adoption of IP telephony and the growing adoption of open source as a development model, Asterisk is certainly the star of the show. The Asterisk development community now includes many members from corporate IT departments who have adapted the project to solve a growing list of corporate telephony challenges – sometimes unique to their organization – sometimes of universal appeal. The contributions from these corporate users have proven invaluable in moving Asterisk, and therefore Digium, from the Niche player quadrant to the Visionary quadrant in Gartner’s analysis. It’s also ironic that little-ole Digium finds itself next to Microsoft in the Visionary category. This in itself speaks volumes to the power of open collaboration and the future of telephony. This honor would not be possible without the many contributions of the Asterisk development community, with whom we share this honor.

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  • Ravenii says:

    It is good to see and hear large enterprise entities like Gartner telling what we knew for years! It is also strengthening to hear the Digium’s placement among the industry giants. You were visionary then and you are a visionary now! Congratulations.

  • jeffg says:

    It’s also ironic that little-ole Digium finds itself next to Microsoft in the Visionary category.

    I remember Mark telling me, around the time when LSS was moving to Huntsville, of the interview he had at Microsoft. Imagine how different the world would be had he taken a job there 🙂

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Danny Windham

Danny Windham joined Digium in February, 2007 as CEO. In this role, Windham was 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.

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