Inside the Asterisk

The Importance of Open Source Technologies in Communications Solutions

By Jim Machi

Open source technologies are important in both enterprise and service provider communications solutions.  In fact, many CTOs have goals in mind for increasing the percent usage of open source software in [...]

What is Presence in Unified Communications?

By Mac McCarver

It’s Wednesday in the office. The phone rings; oh, just a fax, which very loudly starts printing out. You have a question for a coworker, but you see their office [...]

Hidden Benefits of Small Business Phone System Virtualization

By Jim Machi

In the November 27th blog on small business phone systems and virtualization, I wrote about economics as the primary driver for why a company might want to use a virtualized phone [...]

What is Virtualization?

By Mac McCarver

There has been a lot of buzz about cloud computing for well over a decade, and it continues to be adopted by companies in every industry for a variety of [...]

Communications Trends for 2019

By Jim Machi

As we enter 2019, it’s more obvious than ever that we all crave speed and bandwidth with our communication transport. As that gets delivered by the service providers, it begets [...]