How do people offset a slowing economy? They increase their productivity with more efficient communications systems which embrace IP communications, presence and collaboration.
Often they even do this at no cost as witnessed by the 1.5 million Asterisk downloads this year!
What does one say about such massive numbers? I suppose I could start with “Wow.”
CTI and the promise of openness was what drove huge growth and innovation in telecom in the nineties. In this decade it is open source, IP communications and UC which are carrying the torch first lit by the promise of open communications platforms which first excited many of us two decades ago.