In the early days of Ixis, we ran the open source PBX Asterisk in-house. At this stage we didn't have servers coming out of ears like we do now and ran it from an archaic pentium 3 that was literally shoved under a desk.
Whilst this worked and got us by, it was far from ideal being a single point of failure. We also spent much more time than we should have on the initial setup and learning Asterisk, and were still only just scratching the surface of it's full capabilities.
So we moved to a hosted Asterisk setup from Gradwell. For just £8 per month we got an external 01x phone number and 10 internal extensions, which was more than adequate as we only 4 staff at the time.
As well as launching our hugely popular pocketsize guide to open source (OS) and Drupal, Ixis teamed up with the British Council to deliver a seminar detailing the view from both sides of the coin – the supplier and the public sector organisation switching from proprietary frameworks to OS.
Ixis has taken delivery of a new batch of little ones being welcomed into the family as we speak.
The new set of limited edition Druplicons are pantone matched to the Drupal logo and in my opinion, superior to their brothers. We will be distributing these along with our pocket sized guide to Drupal at our roadshow events, starting this Thursday at Efficient ICT 2012 in London.
We are about to go on the road to launch our Simple Guide to Open Source campaign for the Public Sector.
We are teaming up with our client, the British Council, who selected Drupal for its latest large scale web project, at Efficient ICT 2012 where both parties will talk about open source the benefits for public sector organisations.