Thursday, June 29, 2006

"Go Big or Phonegnome"

Phonegnome, (quickly becoming my favourite VoIP appliance) just got a little better. They added Virtual Numbers, or DID's. Not to toy around with one locality at a time, they added with the help of a partner, DID's pretty much throughout the entire world.

Very impressive, and for the SOHO set - Phonegnome is a must have now. Phonegnome is like Skype in a viral way - Once you have one, you just want to tell people about it.

Two features that are must haves and I hope are on the roadmap are: Distinctive Ring for Inbound DID's (SOHO and Teen phone line use) as well as seperate VM for DID's calls and customized prompts.

Great job.

Iotum and Versature - A match made in... Ottawa?

The red hot startup Iotum announced earlier this week, a strategic partnership with Versature (a kickass hosted VoIP business PBX solution)

There are three things I love, FroYO, Intellingent UM and Call Routing and Hosted PBX's, and this deal has all but the first. By integrating the Iotum Relevance engine into Versature's Hosted PBX (the best I have ever seen btw) Iotum gets a national parnter and access to many bleeding edge customers, and Versature adds to its already uber impressive feature set; the most intelligent presence based call management engine ever conceived to date. Clearly a win-win.

I look forward to trying this solution out and will report back testing I hope to complete in the next couple of weeks.