Linux Magazine’s Top 20 Companies to Watch in 2008
Who knows what the future will hold? Well, heaven knows we don't or we'd have already won the lottery a few times and retired to a private island somewhere. However, we can look at the past to make a few reasonable predictions-- such as the companies in the free and open source software community that are going to have a major impact on the market in 2008.
OK, Voice over IP (VoIP) just isn’t the buzzword it was a few years ago. Despite that, we’re tapping Digium — the company behind open source telephony engine Asterisk– as one of the Top 20 to watch in 2008.
The company just moved into bigger digs, a 60,000 square-foot building in Cummings Research Park, Alabama and is poised to capture a significant number of the more than 35 million VoIP lines expected to be placed by small and medium-sized businesses in the next three years.
We also like the company because it provides a range of solutions– from a free edition called Switchvox, to Asterisk based appliances suited for SMBs that want to mix and match VoIP with old-time POTS equipment.
Even though VoIP is no longer the hot buzzword, it’s going to be a vital technology in 2008. Watch Digium as a target for acquisition in 2008, or at least expansive growth.