Because Asterisk is a public product, Digium loves to interact with the business and user community at a wide range of some of the most notable events, conferences, and trade shows.

Every Thursday
Dec, 2015

Want to see Switchvox UC in action?

See why this is the smart choice for your next business phone system. We’ll show you how much more you can do with a Switchvox Unified Communications system. This is more than a phone system – it’s a better way to communicate. We host this weekly live demo every Thursday at 2PM CDT and allow time for Q&A at the end. Get your VoIP questions answered in this webinar.

25 to 28
Jan, 2016

ITEXPO|Asterisk World

Asterisk World is focused on Asterisk business users and potential users who are interested in getting more in depth experience with Asterisk, and who also want to learn more from Asterisk adopters and see what's happening in the Asterisk market. Asterisk World at ITEXPO is a pure-play IP conference, where decision makers will learn they have a cost effective and powerful choice. Asterisk World gives these audiences the opportunity to experience the global reach of Asterisk and the world class solutions which can solve traditional problems with new technologies and techniques.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Broward County Convention Center
25 to 28
Jan, 2016

ITEXPO|Asterisk World

Asterisk World is focused on Asterisk business users and potential users who are interested in getting more in depth experience with Asterisk, and who also want to learn more from Asterisk adopters and see what's happening in the Asterisk market. Asterisk World at ITEXPO is a pure-play IP conference, where decision makers will learn they have a cost effective and powerful choice. Asterisk World gives these audiences the opportunity to experience the global reach of Asterisk and the world class solutions which can solve traditional problems with new technologies and techniques.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Broward County Convention Center

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Previously Recorded Webinars

Aug, 2015
Recorded Webinar

Deployment Headaches? Why a new phone system is your next favorite project.

The simple, yet powerful solution for your business communications.

Are you tired of the headaches that come from long, frustrating days spent upgrading or implementing a new technology solution for your company? Have you had enough of trying to teach your users how to use complex features that are too difficult for them to even use? Does the thought of a forklift upgrade to your communications system make you lose sleep at night? Find out why an upgrade to your business communications system may not be as bad as you think.
Today’s modern Unified Communications (UC) systems deliver state-of-the-art communications features like mobility, collaboration, and app integration that can be set up in minutes with very little effort and no hardware to manage! With simple, web-based management, easy-to-use administrative features, and robust reporting, the deployment of your next phone system - whether on-premises or in the Cloud, will quickly become your favorite project.
Join our next webinar, Deployment Headaches? Why a New Phone System is Your Next Favorite Project, and see how Digium's award-winning business phone system, Switchvox, is delivering enterprise-level features that are both easy to install and simple to use.
In this webinar you’ll learn how Switchvox delivers:

  • Intuitive interfaces for easy updates and changes to speed up daily management and reduce maintenance time.
  • Multiple deployment options to fit the resources and budget of your IT staff.
  • Simple, but powerful IVRs to give your company complete control over call flow and messaging for your callers.
  • And much more!

Watch now and find out how to get started on your next favorite project!

Recorded on Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 at 12:00pm CDT.

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Aug, 2015
Recorded Webinar

Experience the Power of Switchvox Cloud

Discover the best choice for your business communications.

Have you been searching for a phone system with all the latest Unified Communications (UC) features, but at a price that fits your communications budget? Switchvox Cloud is the answer.
Starting at $12.99 per user, Switchvox Cloud brings businesses a fully-featured, hosted UC service. While most phone systems in this price range are typically non-business grade systems with minimal features, Switchvox Cloud delivers a business class UC solution with efficient call handling, mobility, and a powerful desktop user experience.
Join Digium’s Cloud expert, Brian Ferguson, as he gives you a tour of Switchvox Cloud and its powerful features, including:

    The award-winning,web-based call control and user productivity tool
    Mobility features that empower remote workers as if they were in the office
    Simple and intuitive user and administration interfaces
    Reporting tools to deliver the analytics needed to help with important decisions
    And much more!

Watch now and see for yourself how Switchvox Cloud can bring powerful communications tools to your business.

Recorded on Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 at 12:00pm CDT.

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Jul, 2015
Recorded Webinar

5 Phone System Features You Didn't Know You Needed

Expect More From Your Business Phone System

Are you getting as much from your business communications solution as you expected? Your phone system should do more than just connect and transfer calls. And, if your legacy phone system has become a glorified answering machine? Then it’s time to kick it to the curb! 

You’ll be pleasantly surprised to discover that the advanced features available in today’s Unified Communications (UC) systems can go a long way in helping make your company more profitable, efficient and customer-friendly. UC is more than basic call control and voicemail. As an IT administrator, a UC system can also make management a breeze with simplified deployment and more end-user controls.  Plus, features like mobility and app integration allow sales teams and remote workers to have more communication options with access to detailed customer information for every call.

We hear from a lot of business owners, office managers, and system administrators who simply haven’t had time to review and compare features that an updated phone system offers and didn’t realize how much UC features can improve day-to-day operations. So we compiled a list of the top 5 phone system features you probably didn’t even know your business needed.

Are you ready to take your business communications beyond a simple phone system? Let us show you how easy it is to put advanced UC features to work to help grow and manage your business.

Watch now and discover the UC features you've been missing!

Recorded on Tuesday, July 21st at 12pm CDT.

12pm CDT
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Jun, 2015
Recorded Webinar

Part Two: Getting Started With Open Source Telephony - A Beginner's Guide to Asterisk

Not sure where to started with Asterisk? We'll guide you through your options.

There are endless choices for communications products on the market and the task of finding the right solution can take you on a journey of complex pricing tiers and feature set comparisons. Asterisk, the free open source solution, could be the answer your organization needs. But you still need to understand which option is right for you - building from scratch with Asterisk source code, or using an Asterisk distribution.

A Beginner's Guide to Asterisk is the second installment in our four-part webinar series on the Asterisk Open Source project, sponsored by Digium. In this webinar, Melissa Shepherd, Digium’s lead Asterisk training manager, joins Pete Engler, Asterisk marketing lead, to detail options for building solutions using raw Asterisk and the command line interface (CLI) or using a distro with a built-in graphical user interface (GUI). They will also discuss the basics of open source telephony and the underlying Asterisk architecture, and review the best practices on how to properly structure Asterisk.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • Summary of Asterisk and Distributions
    • Asterisk as a toolkit
    • Distros - a more complete package with a GUI
  • Getting started using Asterisk
    • Architecture - Linux + Asterisk
    • Difference between CLI and GUI
    • Versioning
    • Additional resources & training classes
  • Digium's lineup of Asterisk hardware

Plus, you’ll get a sneak peek at the next webinar in this series, End-to-End Solutions with Asterisk, for a closer look at the best custom Asterisk installations.

No matter your skill level with Linux, whether a beginner or a seasoned professional, after attending this webinar you will be able to decide the best approach to starting your Asterisk journey. Watch now!

Recorded on Tuesday, June 23rd at 2pm CDT.

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Jun, 2015
Recorded Webinar

Evaluating the Cost of Business Technology: IT's Role in the Buying Process

Smart Planning for Business Technology Investments

The role of IT in the technology buying process has changed as companies are increasingly investing in tech products and cloud-based services to help drive revenue, improve efficiencies and lower operating costs. Other departments outside of IT (from marketing to operations) are now taking a more active role in choosing and buying these products and services - and are impacting the overall IT budget and resources in the process. Because of this impact, it is critical for IT to be involved during the all stages of the buying process - from reviewing and testing possible technology options to the deployment and maintenance of a chosen solution.

Why it matters: Companies have to wade through a vast number of options to figure out which technology solutions have the right features and cost structure to fit their specific business need. A rushed decision or poor choice due to improper planning can have damaging effects including integration, security and performance issues, and can subsequently eat into budgets for years to come.

As a business decision-maker you need to understand how IT can help with the technology selection process to save time and money.

If you are in an IT role, you need to understand how to work across the organization with other decision-makers to properly determine technology needs, manage the evaluation process and help ensure that the purchase leads to business success and is not a drain on staffing resources and budgets.
Join Brian Ferguson for the webinar, "Evaluating the Cost of Business Technology: IT's Role in the Buying Process." Brian discusses the true cost of technology decision-making, and how to integrate IT into the buying process to ensure your technology purchases are successful from selection to deployment.
In this webinar you will learn:

  • How to determine the real business need
  • Steps in a successful evaluation process
  • How to scope the short and long-term costs of technology solutions
  • How to incorporate IT into the selection process
  • And more!

Watch now and see how we can help your company take the risk out of technology purchases.

Recorded on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 12pm CDT.

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Jun, 2015
Recorded Webinar

Extend the Power of Asterisk WebRTC with Respoke

Simplify Your Communications with Asterisk and Respoke

WebRTC is a technology that adds real-time communications to the most widely used web browsers, turning them into powerful Unified Communications clients. With WebRTC, browsers can support world-class live audio, video, screen sharing and real-time data capabilities without the need to download a plugin or install a separate application. Discover how Asterisk and Respoke utilize this new technology, making it easy to add web and mobile collaboration to your business communications solution.

Asterisk, the world's most widely used open source telephony software, is also the first to feature WebRTC, having supported a basic audio-only implementation of the technology since 2012 and Asterisk version 11. With a desire to do more to push the technology forward, Digium, the sponsor and maintainer of the Asterisk project, launched a new WebRTC platform as a service (PaaS) called Respoke earlier this year. Respoke allows web and mobile developers to easily add live communications features to the applications they create by providing open source client libraries and SDKs that offer a simple, intuitive interface for enabling WebRTC within client applications.

The Respoke back-end platform manages the live communications and lets developers focus their efforts on user experience and business logic. Just as Asterisk opened up telecommunications features to Linux developers and systems administrators, Respoke opens up real-time web communications to the growing community of web and mobile developers.

But if Asterisk and Respoke are each great on their own, they're even more powerful together. Join us for a one hour webinar that covers the basics of web communications,  integrating web elements into your Asterisk communications system, and the wide variety of use cases and projects that are enhanced with Asterisk and Respoke.

This webinar provides answers to the following questions:

  • What is web communications and how will it improve my business?
  • How does Asterisk support web communications?
  • What is Respoke?
  • How do Asterisk and Respoke work together
  • How do I get started with Asterisk + Respoke?

Watch now and discover how Asterisk and Respoke can make your web communications easy and awesome.

Recorded on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 1pm CDT.

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May, 2015
Recorded Webinar

Phone Systems and Beyond Webinar

Expand the power of your business communications.

Choosing and implementing the appropriate technology solutions for your business can help drive revenue growth, customer satisfaction and productivity - particularly in the area of business communications. While your business phone system is the core of your communications strategy, there are new tools, apps and other solutions that are available to extend the power and reach of your business.
So what are the key communications technologies that SMBs need to pay attention to and understand? How (and when) should your organization take advantage of these new communications tools? Is your IT team ready to deploy or monitor these solutions?
Join Digium’s Brian Ferguson for our webinar, Phone Systems and Beyond: Communications Tools to Grow Your Business, as he discusses the latest in communications solutions to move your company forward.
In this webinar you’ll learn about:

  • WebRTC (real-time communications) and its role in sales, support and more
  • The role of social media and video as a communications tool within your organization
  • Whether or not to integrate these new technologies into your phone system
  • And much more!

Watch now and see how you can reach today’s consumer.

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Apr, 2015
Recorded Webinar

Has Your Business Hit a Wall? Overcoming Five (and a half) Obstacles Standing Between Your SMB and Growth

Let's overcome your growth challenges.

In today’s incredibly intense business environment, companies that don’t have growth in mind eventually get swallowed up by changing market forces like evolving customer demand, increasing operational costs, and new competitors, just to name a few. Though growth in some fashion is what companies are striving for, even the best-run companies with the most sought after products, run into walls: growth slows down, traffic dries up, and worry begins to build.

So how do businesses avoid these slowdowns? How do they keep the momentum of significant growth going and take their companies to the next level?

One major step towards business growth is to shore up company communications - and this is accomplished through adopting and embracing Unified Communications (UC). UC provides the tools and features that your company needs to not only handle current challenges, but fuel and sustain new growth for your organization.

Join Digium’s Brian Ferguson for our webinar, Has Your Business Hit a Wall? Overcoming Five (and a half) Obstacles Between Your SMB and Growth, as he breaks down the major obstacles preventing companies from achieving the next level of success.

In this webinar you’ll learn to avoid:

  • Getting stuck in a stalling routine
  • Not having a plan for growth
  • Losing touch with your customers
  • Crippling upfront and ongoing costs
  • And much more!

Watch now and see how your company can avoid these major pitfalls.


Recorded on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 12pm CDT.

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Mar, 2015
Recorded Webinar

Protecting Your Business with UC: Don't let the wrong vendor sink your game.

Overcoming the Madness: Choosing the Best Vendor for Your Business Communications

As a small or mid-size business, you always have to be at the top of your game - and your business communications solution is a key component to a consistent, winning strategy. Whether replacing a legacy system or installing a brand new phone system, making the right choice helps ensure your company will “survive and advance” within your industry’s competitive landscape. And it starts by adding the best UC vendor to your team.

There are many choices when it comes to selecting a Unified Communications (UC) vendor. Beyond comparing a cloud-based phone system to an on-premises system, vendor solutions can have widely varying feature sets, pricing models, and support structures. Complex licensing, expensive add-on feature costs, and lack of flexibility to scale with your business growth can all drastically influence final cost of ownership and ROI. Your company must be vigilant and thorough in its decision process to ensure that it meets the current and future needs of your organization.

If you are currently considering a new business phone system, or are just starting to evaluate what it takes to deploy a UC solution, you need to attend this informative webinar, Protecting Your Business with UC: Don’t Let the Wrong Vendor Sink Your Game. Digium’s VoIP expert, Brian Ferguson, will coach you through the process of evaluating vendors and choosing the right phone system.

In this webinar, you’ll learn about:

  • Business mobility
  • Benefits of SIP trunking
  • Hosted and on-premises deployment options
  • UC pricing models
  • Comparing features and vendors - and much, much more!

Watch now and let us help you avoid the common mistakes when evaluating a modern UC phone system.


Recorded on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 12pm CDT.

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Feb, 2015
Recorded Webinar

Part One: An Asterisk Retrospective - Disrupting the Telecom Industry

Understanding the Asterisk Open Source Evolution

The search to find the right business communications solution can be a formidable challenge. Commonly called a PBX, IP PBX, or Unified Communications (UC) platform, there is no shortage of systems or vendors. Gone are the days where the only communications options were a handful of large companies offering expensive proprietary platforms with limited features. Thanks in part to a communications revolution launched in 1999, with the introduction of the Asterisk communications framework, the telephony industry is full of choices and continues to develop. Join us for a closer look at the history of Asterisk and its impact on business communications.  

Originally written in 1999 by Mark Spencer, CTO of Digium, Asterisk is an open source framework for building communications applications. Asterisk turns an ordinary computer into a communications server and powers IP PBX systems, VoIP gateways, conference servers and other custom solutions. It is used by small businesses, large businesses, call centers, carriers and government agencies, worldwide.

In the first of a series of four webinars, we will explore the role of Asterisk in the telephony industry, starting from the creation of the open source platform to the continued development and maintenance of the project by Digium. Asterisk has evolved from a simple idea to meet Mark’s need for an affordable PBX into the world’s leading open source communications platform used to build a variety of business applications. Today, millions of businesses in 170 countries use Asterisk, or a turnkey product based on Asterisk, to solve many key business communications challenges.

In this first webinar you will learn:

  • What is Asterisk?
  • Why was Asterisk created?
  • The evolution of Asterisk
  • Where Asterisk fits in today’s business communications needs

And, you’ll get a sneak peek at the next webinar in this series that provides insights and resources on how to get started with building an Asterisk solution. Register now!


Recorded on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 2pm CST.

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