MARKHAM, ONTARIO—(Marketwire – January 2, 2015) - Sangoma Technologies Corporation (TSX VENTURE:STC), a leading provider of hardware and software components that enable or enhance IP Communications Systems for both voice and data, today announced two separate transactions, both of which closed January 1, 2015. Sangoma has acquired all the key assets of Schmooze Com Inc and all the outstanding shares of RockBochs Inc.
Schmooze, based in Wisconsin, is the primary developer of FreePBX® and the manager/sponsor of that open source project, one of the mostly widely used IP-PBXs on the planet with millions of installs around the globe. Schmooze offers chargeable, add-on commercial modules, support services, accompanying hardware to complement FreePBX and an integrated SIP trunking service (under the SIPStation brand name) to this huge base of FreePBX users.
RockBochs, based in Minnesota, offers Fax-over-IP monthly service, including developing its own FoIP customer premise equipment and offers semi-custom telecom appliances that allow customers to install their own communications software on a purpose-built server.
Sangoma webinar is on Thu, Jan 8, 2015 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM IRST
There are many challenges that a business can face when moving over to VoIP and running their networks over VoIP. We'll discuss the planning for a migration to VoIP and concerns about business continuity and disaster recovery options that IT managers and business decision makers can face.
In this webinar, you will learn how to plan and configure a telecom network for migration to VoIP for optimum business continuity.
Who should attend:
- Enterprise decision makers
- IT managers
- Channel integration specialists
As the year rapidly comes to a close, many business leaders are working to evaluate their operational performances in the past 12 months and garner the insights necessary to stimulate stronger outcomes in 2015. Because investments have become far more frequently targeted at technological deployments and assets in the past few years, it only makes sense for decision-makers to begin their evaluations in the IT and unified communications aspects of their assets. Although businesses have already proven to progress their operational performances and financial standings through the use of UC, thanks largely to the intuitive, accessible and affordable solutions now available on the market, the best can always get better. In many instances, it is a matter of thinking a bit more comprehensively and creatively with respect to the applications of UC throughout the various departments of an organization. Strategic overhauls can be extremely beneficial for companies that are trying to make it over the next major mountain, expanding into new territories or simply trying to create a more beneficial brand image in the eyes of current and prospective clientele. By looking at unified communications as a tool with which the business can simultaneously break down the chains of the past and build a more functional, efficient and effective operation, the sky is the limit for performance improvements.
Unified communications has become a transformative and ubiquitous line of technologies in a relatively short period of time, and businesses have already started to reach toward more prolific use of these tools in efforts to reduce expenditures and stimulate collaboration that leads to innovation. While the technologies and services contained therein are becoming more functional right out of the box, there is still more work to be done to ensure that the firm has reached, and continues to sustain, optimal performances in these regards. Without a strong and targeted strategy in place that is regularly refined to maintain relevance, the chances of striking the greatest chord with UC investments will be inherently lower. Sure, the provisioning process will always be critical, but the decisions contained therein should be guided and informed by policies, planning and more long before the first purchase is made, and it is up to leaders and managers to ensure that they are positioning their companies for the greatest level of success in this regard. Looking forward to 2015, a wealth of trends and transformations are expected to impact the ways in which companies communicate, as well as how UC tools can and ought to be used for a range of purposes. By keeping an eye on the future and trying to proactively adjust strategies to maintain agility and optimal use of UC technologies, firms can ensure that they have the leanest, most powerful line of communications solutions in place possible.
Thanks in part to unified communications solutions like Microsoft Lync being used more by companies, there are more employees are now telecommuting than ever before. Despite Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's recent ban on working from home (or from coffee shops or anywhere else really), employees can still telecommute productively – when it is done correctly, according to PC World's Christopher Null. The first thing people and companies both need to do is make sure telecommuting can work as well as possible.
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