Open Source Meets Unified Communications
One of The VAR Guy’s biggest gripes about unified communications is the lack of applications. Sure, it’s neat to have a single unified inbox or a smart IP network that can route your call automatically to your current location (home, office, cell, etc.). But where are the next-generation unified applications?
Perhaps LiteScape Technologies Inc. can show us. The company has launched an open source desktop client that can access unified communications apps. Networking companies have largely failed to recruit independent software vendors (ISVs). But an open source approach that links to Cisco or Nortel back-end services could change all that. The VAR Guy plans to check out LighScape’s technology while attending VoiceCon on Wednesday and Thursday this week.