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Storj introduces a distributed blockchain-protected cloud storage service

Zdnet Linux and open source - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 00:28
Would you believe in a safe peer-to-peer cloud storage solution? Storj Labs thinks you will with their blockchain-protected, open-source service.
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Make Your Common Voice Prompts More Extraordinary

DigiumBlogs - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 20:36

Most of us are quite used to interacting with pre-recorded voice prompts to help guide us to our desired virtual destination or complete daily transactions over the phone. If we

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New OpenStack Ocata stabilizes popular open-source cloud

Zdnet Linux and open source - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 01:05
Instead of new features, this latest OpenStack release focuses on improving stability and performance.
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Power of Mobility: Switchboard to Go

DigiumBlogs - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 21:08

When using Switchvox, it’s hard not to acknowledge the Switchboard as a powerful tool that is invaluable to many users. It gives you a real-time view into calls that are

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IVRs: 5 Things You Really Don’t Need to Say

DigiumBlogs - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 22:15

As a professional voice talent who specializes in voicing all manner of telephone applications — and as someone who’s done it for awhile — I can confess to some of

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Linux Foundation releases business open source basics ebook

Zdnet Linux and open source - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 00:21
​Want to know how your business can get the most from open source? This free ebook can help.
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Easy Call Portability with Switchvox

DigiumBlogs - Wed, 02/15/2017 - 01:53

Since the release of the updated Switchvox Softphone App, I have been taking more and more of my calls from my iPhone as I move around the office. As my

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Why Munich should stick with Linux

Zdnet Linux and open source - Wed, 02/15/2017 - 01:15
Even Accenture, the Microsoft partner, which suggested Munich return to Windows, doesn't consider Windows as the sole best option.
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Linux poll results: And the winners are...

Zdnet Linux and open source - Mon, 02/13/2017 - 05:25
The members of LinuxQuestions have spoken about their favorite Linux and open-source programs. Their favorite Linux? Would you believe it's Slackware?
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The box is a lie!

Nir Simionovich Blog - Fri, 02/10/2017 - 03:14

The box! What is the box? is it the teaching and constructs we’ve been taught over the years? the sum of experience and know-how? the various community or industry constraints and rules put upon us to conform? – Regardless what the box may be, everybody always tells us to “Think outside of the box”.

However, is “Thinking outside of the box” real? or is it something else?
I personally believe the first element, and also the crucial part of that phrase is “Thinking”. Most people are not truly accustomed to thinking, they are mostly accustomed to “doing”, “following”, “leading” – not “thinking”. So, what am I ranting about exactly?

As a technology innovator I don’t believe the box is really there, a problem is a challenge to be resolved – it is not a box. As you can’t confine a problem/challenge to a box, it is an amorphous entity – my thinking patterns can’t be “outside of the box, simple because there is no BOX! The box is only in our mind – forcing ourselves to “Out of box” thinking is actually
putting ourselves back into the confines of the box.

Solving complex challenges requires thinking first, then innovation and delivery. While thinking is something most people take for granted, as they believe they do it all the time, it’s actually a fairly complex process. Thinking involves one very special thing – that is letting go. Letting
go of your own inhibitions, letting go of your own fear – and foremost, the willingness to step out of your normal comfort zone and looking at problems from a fresh new angle.

Over the course of time, I’ve been involved with multiple ventures that required this type of thinking. Some were successful, some had failed miserably – and some had went up in flames, that left the earth around its remains mostly scorched – with friends now not willing to talk to
one another. Why have these companies failed? why have they gone to ashes? most of them actually had very innovative products and ideas, it can’t be that they truly went up in flames – or was actually something else that causes its demise?

Again, we come back to the box – and the realisation that the box, isn’t really a box – it’s an IKEA set of honeycombs, stacked together into a highly complex array of shelves, that are barely viable to the naked eye – but to the keen observer, will present multiple opportunities and possibilities.

Companies, regardless of their industry, are normally built of the same operational units:
1. Management
2. Marketing
3. Sales
4. Operations
5. Human Resources
6. Research and Development
7. Manufacturing

Now, normally – we would expect “out-of-box” thinking from R&D, Marketing and Sales. However, these will always be limited to the ability of Management and Operations to think “out-of-box”. If company management is limited by its thinking – that will automatically affect all operational
units in the company – which will eventually bring to its slow and gruesome demise.

Another reason for untimely demise is the inability to respect the so called “Box”. It may be that you are willing to let go of the box, you are willing to say: “The box isn’t real”, but, it may be that your target market or audience is still kept in the “Box”. In such a case, taking your audience out of the “Box” is a highly challenging task – where most pioneers will
fail. Why will it fail? it takes a very special individual to be able to do that. Not only he needs to be a true visionary, he needs to be able to convince other people of his belief. And most importantly, it can’t be some random hired person – it has to be a founder, a true believe of the cause, a person so capable of immersing himself in the idea – that it becomes an integral part of his being, anything else will just not work.

It takes a true genius to take an audience and shift their minds from the box, very few had succeeded. Look around you? how many people do you know of who are capable of doing that? Personally speaking, I can list a few, but counting will require less than my right hand. Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Richard Branson, Stephen Hawking – these are all pioneers who had
challenged the “box” and managed to educate the audience that the “box” isn’t really there. Was Steve Jobs a technology genius? – NO. Is Elon Musk a master electrical engineer, most probably not. They are thought leaders, mind shapers – they are the ones will look at and say: “He’s a smart guy, maybe I should listen to him”, and it’s not really because they are smart.
It’s because they were able to convince us, with their own conviction and determination, that they should be listened to.

Dr. Who once said: “I’m just a mad man in a box” (Yes, I’m a moderate whovian), that is further from the truth. The tardis is always “bigger on the inside”, and thus, the “Box” isn’t limited to own physical borders, and anything always “out-of-box”.

So, next time you encounter a problem, try challanging yourself by saying: “Ok, let’s think about this from a new point of view, maybe there is another solution”. Next time when you interview someone for a position at your company, try to say: “Ok, is this guy truly what my team needs? or do I need something else?” – look at the box, shatter it to pieces and build something new from it – out of chaos comes order – out of rubble comes greatness.

Introducing Digium’s HD touchscreen IP business phone

DigiumBlogs - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 18:45

It’s an exciting day here at Digium! We are pleased to announce the newest, most powerful addition to our family of IP phones, the D80. It is the industry’s first affordable,

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Switchvox Softphone App 3.0 Improves User Experience

DigiumBlogs - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 22:10

The Switchvox mobile development team released the 3.0 version of the Switchvox Softphone for iOS on December 5, 2016. The big change with this release was the integration of Apple’s

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Asterisk, Kamailio, Open Source…Fred Posner to Speak at Asterisk World

DigiumBlogs - Fri, 02/03/2017 - 20:33

Guest blogger – Fred Posner – After working with solutions such as Acme Packet, Broadsoft, Cisco, and others, Fred discovered Asterisk and quickly embraced open source software in telecommunication. A

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AstriCon 2017: October 3-5 in Orlando

DigiumBlogs - Fri, 02/03/2017 - 00:40

I’m delighted to let you know that we have already (yes – soooo early!) confirmed the dates and location for AstriCon 2017! The MUST ATTEND event of the year for

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Bigger, better LibreOffice 5.3 released for the cloud

Zdnet Linux and open source - Thu, 02/02/2017 - 01:58
The latest version of LibreOffice is out now for Linux, macOS, Windows, and, at long last, the cloud.
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Linux leadership stands against Trump immigration ban

Zdnet Linux and open source - Wed, 02/01/2017 - 01:11
Linux and open-source leaders oppose the President's immigration policy.
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Enhance Your Mobile Calling Experience with Apple’s CallKit and Switchvox

DigiumBlogs - Thu, 01/26/2017 - 22:57

Today we are excited to share with you the latest release of Switchvox Softphone for iPhone! The Switchvox Softphone app takes full advantage of iOS 10 and the many features

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Oracle Solaris limps on in continuous delivery mode

Zdnet Linux and open source - Wed, 01/25/2017 - 01:28
Solaris Unix will not be seeing any significant upgrades, but Oracle will continue to support it for years to come.
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Digium Phones: DPMA 3.3.0 and Phone Firmware 2.2.1.1

DigiumBlogs - Tue, 01/24/2017 - 20:13

Aloha! When I last left you, we’d just launched phone firmware 2.2.0.8, which added support for Russian language to D6x model phones, Rapid Dial page timeout for the D65 model

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How Resellers Help Customers Save with Leasing Options

DigiumBlogs - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 21:57

Let’s be honest, buying a phone system can be a big investment. Depending on the complexity and the number of users, the costs can add up, quickly. While Digium offers

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