Happy Thanksgiving! I hope that you enjoyed some time with family and friends. At Network Innovations, we have so much to be thankful for this year! We are especially thankful that we get to spend our days as part of your team, supporting your mission. We are proud that you place your trust and confidence in us.
I saw an interesting article today out of the Gartner Data Center & IT Operations Summit 2011 in London. During a best practices session, Gartner Research VP Rakesh Kumar pointed out that building out your own infrastructure is less expensive than using a hosted service. In fact, Gartner estimates the cost of hosting will double every two years! The common perception today is that hosted services are less expensive that building your own infrastructure, but that’s not usually the case. Look for more information to come from Gartner on this as the week goes on.
The iFusion phone is here! AltiGen is now shipping our iPhone docking station. This gives you access to a full duplex speakerphone & handset, charges your phone, syncs your phone if desired, and you can also play music from your iTunes through the speakerphone! There are connections for headsets and external speakers. This docking station is incredible when paired with AltiGen’s MaxMobile softphone app- you no longer need a desk phone! However, the docking station works the same even if you don’t have an AltiGen PBX – you can use it at home or anywhere you want. If you would like to try one out, let me know.
Please note that due to severe monsoon flooding in Thailand, hard drive supply has been affected. Shortages are expected at some point, probably late this quarter running into the first half of 2012. While there aren’t any shortages today, pricing has been VERY volatile and speculation has driven up pricing. If you have any questions, let me know!