In a recent article published in “No Jitter”, Doug Carolus presents research and trends in the adoption of open source telephony solutions based on Asterisk. He notes, in a rather surprised tone:
“…larger deployments typically are based on Asterisk because these customers want the flexibility to build the system any way they want, not how the vendor packages it. This design flexibility is what appeals to the enterprise customers using Asterisk.”
While there is no denying that one of the major attractions of open source software is the absence of license fees, let’s not overlook the great opportunity it presents to system integrators and value-added resellers. Telephony systems based on Asterisk can be customized to meet the specific requirements of the business systems that are core to the customer’s processes.
So, bearing in mind that Xorcom’s family of IP-PBX appliances provide all the standard telephone functionality supported by Asterisk at no extra cost, our certified channel partners have all the tools necessary to design customized, flexible and cost-effective telephony systems for customers of all sizes.