A panel of 21 service providers has been chosen to help government agencies manage privacy and security issues.
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In a move that might send shivers down the spines of mainstream IP PBX vendors like Avaya, Cisco and ShoreTel, Michigan CAT has deployed an open source Asterisk IP PBX to handle its phone calls and contact centre at half the cost of what commercial vendors would have charged.
Some organisations continue to ignore the importance of proper enterprise scaling. Excuses I’ve heard include: “If it is a brand-name application it will scale fine” and “We’ll scale by throwing more hardware at it”.
Nearly three years since Jon “maddog” Hall, the executive director of Linux International, predicted that “VoIP using an open source solution, such as Asterisk, will generate more business than the entire Linux marketplace today,” open source VoIP for the enterprise remains a wild frontier.