Today Doug Mahoney at FierceVoIP did an awesome interview with Digium CEO Danny Windham on Digium, SwitchVox and the future (Get the full thing here). During the interview Danny revealed some pretty pertinent facts about where Digium and SwitchVox and their next focus – building out their channel. To me this is a smart – and exciting focus, as it will further the proliferation of Digium’s cornerstones – Asterisk and SwitchVox – into the mainstream SMB sector.
Thomas Howe is the man.
For those of you who do not know who Thomas Howe is and are wondering why I am so found of the guy, you need to first know that he and his company are pioneers in the voice mashup space. What is a voice mashup? A voice mashup is both a lightweight application that takes its functionality and data from more than one source and as a combination of multiple data sources, multiple services, that are not normally housed by the same provider initially.
I don’t care that the show isn’t over yet or that I am not at the show.
Microsoft Response Point takes the cake at this Fall’s IT Expo – blowing the doors off their entrance into this space.
According to GigaOm’s Stacy Higginbothom, Fonality has secured another another round of financing, led by Draper Fisher Jurvetson Growth Fund with participation from existing investor Intel Capital for $12 million. Fonality had previously raised $15 million from Intel. This brings the total raised for the open source powerhouse to $27 million.
Fonality has been working hard. At their first ever trixbox Live event I was able to see Fonality CEO Chris Lyman demo the upcoming HUD 3 application which really opened my eyes to how powerful there solution is and will continue to be in the coming years. With continued improvements and sales growth of their trixbox appliance not to mentioned the continued acceptance of open source based solutions in the SM, the Fonality investors must be smiling.