Open Source Meets Unified Communications

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| Watch out, Cisco. Move over, Microsoft. Unified communications and the
| Asterisk open source platform are on a collision course. In fact, a startup
| called Worxbox hopes to accelerate that convergence. Here’s why anyone
| interested in the unified communications market should care.
| In recent months, Asterisk has transitioned into the mainstream. More and
| more businesses and universities are embracing Asterisk as an open source PBX
| replacement to traditional phone systems.
| Digium, one of Asterisk’s strongest backers, recently won a global
| distribution deal that should allow the IP PBX to accelerate its worldwide
| acceptance.

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Everything in Unison on Linux

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| Software developer Unison has launched what it claimed is the world's first
| fully-unified communications suite based on Linux.

SMEs to be offered cut-price Linux-based unified comms platform

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| A Linux-based unified communications platform will be launched at next
| month's CeBIT show in Germany. The software-based beta solution will be
| available for firms to download from next month. *