This blog is now open to Idaho Tech Bloggers!
The new blog is being completed now at http://www.nexmatrixblog.com
With nexMatrix becoming more of a global company and the title of this blog does not fit any longer. I personally love Nampa, Idaho and hope to see it someday become a tech corridor in Idaho. Right now it is not. If you’ve seen the article in the Idaho Press Tribune, you know I personally want to see education improvement and a local government that supports small business startups. Currently, we do not have this and have many empty businesses in the downtown Nampa area, which I believe is a beautiful and quaint area of Idaho as the second largest city in the state.
We are coming up on our Presidential elections now in November and it’s really close. I would hope that everyone following this blog gets out and vote. We need a new leader in the White House, and hopefully we will have one that understands how to grow business in order to employee people. We need people who understand how to grow business and provide incentives for business to grow and not hurt them.
Idaho also needs changes. It’s a big business state, just like our current President ignores small business in support of large businesses like General Motors, the state of Idaho is no different. Tax incentives are provided to companies such as Micron and HP in order to maintain those jobs here. Guess what? They aren’t the largest employers in the state, it’s small business. So in Idaho, as in the United States, small business is having to carry the load for those large businesses here.
About this blog
It’s supposed to be about Idaho Technology. Although nexMatrix is headquartered here, many of our positions are outside of the state because of the lack of resources. What this means to tech company like nexMatrix is that we need to improve our students, the next generation of worker in Idaho. The state needs to make a shift in getting our resources moving forward for the future. In my eyes the current students need to learn better and why the Teachers Union is spending 1.5 million against propositions 1, 2, and 3 (what I personally have heard) is beyond me. Why don’t they gave that money to the teachers? I’m sorry it makes me chuckle some.
So I am opening this blog to anyone who wants to write an article about technology or technologies in Idaho.
Getting space on the blog
Anyone who wants to write a blog is more than welcome to. This blog is for tech in Idaho. Anyone wanting to have space should contact nexMatrix at http://www.nexmatrix.com.
The new blog is being completed now at http://www.nexmatrixblog.com and you can follow the company progress on that page. Anything having to do with Idaho will be listed on this blog and the nexMatrix blog.
Get involved and let people know we have technology here, and hopefully in Nampa after the next election!
On October 15, 2012 we will have manufacturing on 2nd Street South in our old facility, but on the first floor. Hey we all love the Vietnamese restaurant up there also! We did occupy Suite J up there also before the move.
After a recent move we found that we ran out of space again. Even with many functions moved overseas to the Philippines, the company found it required space for assembly and manufacturing. We left our previous space for better and more space in May of this year after 2 years on 2nd Street South. Although we all felt the company opening an office in Adelaide, Australia in 2013, we thought we would be fine for additional 2 years at our new facility on 3rd Street South.
nexMatrix found itself getting cramped with the addition of more sales people and the office layout did not lean itself to manufacturing well. Famous last words, oh we’re good for at least 2 years was now comical. Adding the new Protel Home Office model (what everyone laughs at the office about our new “HO model” with the model just above named SOHO – we gotta come up with a better name of course other than HO or home office). We believe with a price point of about $299.95, we will have to produce more units and we don’t want to be here again out of space of course.The development of the Home Office model is coming along nicely now.
The greatest thing is we’ve done this in Nampa, Idaho. Of course we’re probably the only one here doing this, and everyone tells us we need to move to Boise for the workforce that’s needed. Honestly, the workforce we need isn’t in Boise either, so Nampa was just fine. We all love Nampa here!
What’s so cool about having an office a street over? We get to play with our own WiFi setup, or toys honestly for us geeks. So, opening a new manufacturing/assembly facility will be pretty cool actually.
The coolest thing about this is we built it ourselves with no assistance from the government! Of course our VARS and partners helped us with it! Gotta give credit where credit is due!
Just something new to write about, I’ll get to more of the meaty stuff soon!
nexMatrix is going to be expanding soon into Australia. This is ahead of the press release, but it’s pretty cool for the company to find the right resources for Operation Blue Moon. We’ve selected Adelaide, which is in fifth-largest city in Australia and also the capital of South Australia and a perfect location to launch our company expansion. Australia has a theoretical 5637734.4Mbit/s of transpacific bandwidth that will make communications perfect. The infrastructure of Adelaide is perfect for nexMatrix also. Adelaide also has a technical high school where Linux is taught along side of Windows. It’s a windfall for nexMatrix actually.
With the opening of the Philippines call centre and an office facility to be announced shortly, we believe that Australia is the perfect place for the initial expansion of the company.
nexMatrix is working with the Adelaide City Council in order to make this a smooth opening. There are quite a few more resources than located in the Treasure Valley in terms of Linux resources. This will be the area that Blue Moon will be maintained. As a company using Linux as it’s base for all products, we were excited to find the required resources.
As we expand our markets, we’re excited that each location will augment each other such as the Philippines for call center operations while support will be provided out of the 3 locations in the Philippines, Australia, and the United States. I’ve been asked why are we expanding in this economy. Well, the company has made some changes and we’re now moving forward with the expansion plans we’ve made a year ago with changes to locations. Initially we felt the UK would be the initial expansion point, but the decision was made to change it to Australia for obvious reasons.
Manufacturing is planned on being performed for the Australian market in Adelaide while we plan on keeping manufacturing here in the United States currently for products sold in the US, Canada, Mexico, and South America. Expansion into Mexico and South America is being delayed currently.
Watch the nexMatrix website and announcements here, you’ll find some exciting news coming on current betas and our opening in Adelaide.
nexMatrix launches Operation Blue Moon early
Operation Blue Moon is taking a leap forward and a new set of repositories and distributions of Ubuntu 10.04 are being readied now. It is becoming more evident that drivers are not easily installable or available for, as an example, the latest Dell servers that have been released. The latest Dell Servers are supporting version 12.04 at this time. With the requirement of supporting new VAR requirements for ATLANTIS servers and some SMB installations for the Protel PBX, we are finding that the launch date of the supported 10.04 distribution needs to be picked up sooner than later.
Server vendors are now releasing new servers supporting Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. New servers are being built with drivers that are no-longer supported on 10.04 LTS. The need for carrying Ubuntu 10.04 LTS is now required to support our VARS and Partners deploying servers manufactured by Dell and IBM as an example. Current vendors wanting to use hardware other than that manufactured by nexMatrix will need to compile the current unsupported drivers themselves. nexMatrix currently does not support hardware manufactured by other vendors.
The Tsunami that hit Japan literally wiped out the only factory that produced the chipset that nexMatrix was deploying it’s Protel PBX with. Those boards for both the 2u and 4u Protel PBX switches along with the ATLANTIS deployment servers and cloud storage have been affected. Only the Protel PBX models 3510, 4515, and 5150 wall mount units have been affected by this disaster. Now, with the loss of the factory, and no new factories are planned for that chipset, along with nexMatrix having acquired all those board that we could worldwide, we are now having to support the new boards, which only support 12.04
The nexMatrix roadmap initially explained that Ubuntu 12.04 LTS would be not be used and the company would wait until 14.04 LTS for the next release of the Protel PBX in 2017.
Alternative while we build the Ubuntu 10.04 LTS distribution
Many dedicated and managed server vendors continue to release hardware that supports Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. A suggestion is that the VARS and Partners needing to run our cloud services, ATLANTIS, or the Protel PBX will be allowed to use these vendors who support 10.04 LTS versus 12.04 LTS. nexMatrix continues to deploy servers for ATLANTIS, Cloud Storage Servers, and the Protel PBX using it’s hardware in partnership with Jetway. Jetway provides servers with a 7 year lifespan, which is critical for many companies.
In the next few months, nexMatrix will be building the 10.04 LTS repositories. This will be completed in a multistage process that initially builds a new version of 10.04 code named Blue Moon Linux. Blue Moon Linux will be nothing more than Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. Initially, many of the same repositories will be Ubuntu 10.04 unit March 2015, at which time Ubuntu 10.04 LTS server support will be dropped by Canonical.
- A new build with the latest drivers from Dell and IBM is planned for 1st quarter of 2013.
- Security updates will be available from Canonical until April 2015
- nexMatrix will be releasing a final with all security updated in March of 2015
We will be discussing this in more depth as we get closer to release. You will also find the distribution will be avaliable to any company who requires it freely.
If you wish to become involved, please contact us by visiting our website at nexmatrix.com
We are always getting feedback from our customers, Partners, and VARS. For example, many wanted a system that was rack mountable like a our Model 5150 Gateway but without the need for a few thousand extensions. The Protel PBX Models 3510, 4515, and 5150 are now available for companies to order from our VARS and Resellers. The wall mount models are great for offices but lacked in the call center arena because they weren’t beefy enough and didn’t have the hard drive capability for call recording and ACD. The new offering actually allows you to configure a Protel PBX much like a 5150 Gateway at a much lower cost though. So features that were lacking, lets say for a smaller call center, can now be gotten for a lot less than the Gateway products. Now smaller call centers can get a Protel PBX for a lot less than the Gateway, so in-effect a 50 seat call center can afford a full feature PBX just for them!
Lets get small
You all love the Protel SOHO PBX probably because of the size and cost, but now here comes an even smaller unit at around 1/2 the size. We’re thinking of an entry cost of around $349.00 to $449.00 MSRP. The new PBX is meant to have the ability of 5 concurrent call sessions (maybe as many as 7 or 10 call sessions) and 10 extensions. We are still in development of this new PBX model and hope to have it operational and in production in first quarter next year or second quarter of 2013.
In order to make the new model easy to use, you’ll find an installation wizard on the PBX to configure it. So it will start with extensions right down to call groups and attendants walking you through each step. The unit is planned to be available in big box stores and VARS/Partners or a direct sale. What’s nice about the purchase of one of these new units would be the ability for the customer who purchases one and needs support is they can get it nationwide from one of the nexMatrix partners.
I don’t know know if a product can get smaller than this one, but it will be interesting to see what new technologies are coming!
nexMatrix is moving into Linux and now plans to support version 10.04 LTS server edition security updates for an extended period of time and for limited server function sets such as Apache 2, PHP, PostgreSQL using kernel 2.6.32-40-server. We will announce the school we will be working with soon. Operation Blue Moon is to create a longer term version of Ubuntu’s 10.04 and a set of “locked” repositories with full security updates. The need comes from extending the current version of the Protel PBX, Protel Dialer, and other products making up our unified communications suite,which have a longer lifecycle than the LTS version has. Not all applications will be maintained and we will not be bringing forward all applications but will maintain a set of repositories for other companies wanting to extend the lifecycle of it’s existing applications. We haven’t decided on the tools yet and there is an ongoing discussion of what should be used. I am, of course, wanting to use GIT while others are wanting to use subversion or CVS. We use Subversion today to maintain our applications but really would rather have the branching available from GIT. This would allow any company to maintain their own branch for specific applications or tools they wish to maintain like TOP or others including MySQL.
It’s clear that a majority of companies are moving to cloud computing and the base for the backend is Linux, at least for us anyways. We need to extend the lifecycle of products. This will allow nexMatrix and other companies to create applications with a long lifecycle improving the ROI for many years. There are products in development to today such as our WiFi pilot we will be starting under operation Blue Moon that require a longer version run of the base operating system. Our Protel PBX Micro model will be using this long term version also. We are considering a Debian extension also for ARM support, but are considering the implications and the need for this model of the Protel PBX.
The real need here is the ability to take our current product offerings and extending the lifecycle for some period of time. This allows other organizations to extend theirs as well. The need for security updates on this version will become more of a requirement as we find Linux taking over the server area for cloud computing. We believe other companies will be able to leverage the distribution who are using 10.04 and do not want to move to 12.04. We expect to use 14.04 when released in April 2014 as the base for our product offerings while maintaining 10.04 for some period of time past that date of course into about 2020.
As for the WiFi we spoke about, we will be starting development in a few months, using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS as the base. Keep watching, we’ll get it there!
It may seem self serving to extend a Linux distribution lifecycle, but it will be freely available to other companies as well. If you would like to be involved with operation blue moon and assist in maintaining this extended version of Linux, please contact us today. As we make future announcements of which school(s) we will be working with, you may work with that educational institution also. You may also want to consider joining the project, or even making your own contributions. Imagine that! A school working to maintain a Linux business tool!
This is something I said I wouldn’t write about anymore, but I think it’s time I discuss Windows versus Linux as a server option. When speaking to educators in the Boise/Nampa area, all I hear is how Windows Servers are beating out Linux and why Linux isn’t taught in schools. Of course I do hold back my laughter, but it’s hard sometimes. So what are some real numbers without a Microsoft spin?
Last year according to IDC’s latest Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, factory revenue in the worldwide server market grew for Linux while it shrank for Windows and Unix. What I find especially interesting about this is that IDC doesn’t measure when you or your company install Linux on a bare-metal server or a re-purposed server, which is historically how Linux got into companies, but only servers with Linux already pre-installed. So it’s somewhat skewed here and Linux deployments continue to be deployed in the bare metal area. We currently install Linux on bare metal for all of our product offerings, of course, including our upcoming ARM (Advanced RISC Machines) solution for the newest release of the Protel PBX code named the Protel PBX Micro, which will be half the size of our SOHO model for very small businesses with up to 10 extensions maximum.
What all of this means is more customers are asking IBM, HP and Dell, the big three server hardware vendors, for Linux on their hardware. Specifically, IDC found that “Linux server demand was positively impacted by high performance computing (HPC) and cloud infrastructure deployments, as hardware revenue improved 2.2% year over year in 4Q11 to $2.6 billion. Linux servers now represent 18.4% of all server revenue, up 1.7 points when compared with the fourth quarter of 2010.
It’s not just me or Linux people who see it as being a Linux and open-source play. Sorry to quote IDC, but Benjamin S. Woo, IDC Storage Systems program Vice President said in a statement that, “The significant growth rate in revenue is underscored by the large number of new open source projects that drive infrastructure investments.” Corporate Linux users already know this. The Linux Foundation’s enterprise survey showed that 72 percent of the world’s largest Linux users were already planning to add more Linux servers in the next 12 months to support the rising level of data in the enterprise, while only 36 percent said they would be adding more Windows servers to support big data.
Linux’s growth owes a lot to “the accelerated pace by which companies are migrating to the cloud. Long a buzzword, the cloud is real now. While there is still work to do in the cloud, there is no denying its dominant role in today’s biggest cloud companies: Amazon and Google to name just two.” Can you imagine trying to do this on Windows? Sorry but LOL here As an example, all of the products and services from nexMatrix Telecom are available as SaaS, or software as a service, and the big buzz word cloud services. You can have the same CRM/Supply Chain Management application as a service versus installing and supporting the hardware yourself.
So the biggest issue for companies like nexMatrix Telecom is finding resources in a Windows area. When you speak to an educator all you hear is that Windows is the major player in the market while they avoid all of the real numbers and spin numbers in their favor so they don’t have to teach or learn Linux themselves. This isn’t the case nationwide, but it’s bad here in the valley where our company resides.
The choice is confusing to educators and non-Linux people alike
What do you do? There are many distributions out on the market. nexMatrix utilizes Ubuntu mainly because of the security and the system itself being so stable and it runs faster!
Ease of use is critical, we have only one Windows workstation in our company for use in accounting, but everyone else is Ubuntu. We have no problems, no Windows consultant or service company having to fix our systems because of viruses or registry problems. Linux is NOT a gamers tool, it’s a GREAT BUSINESS TOOL and productivity tool and why you’ll never see many serious gamers on Linux. You can even use it on your older computers without having to get new hardware every time a new release comes out for Windows. Ubuntu is available both in a 6 month lifecyle and an LTS version with a 3 year lifecycle on the workstation and 5 year on servers. It’s also freely downloadable and you don’t have all those licensing fees.
Why do educators perfer Fedora core products such as RedHat or SuSE Linux distributions? Well, if you can get all your course material handed to you what do you think they will select? Ubuntu works with IBM, DELL, and HP well also as does the RedHat or SuSE distributions.
What do companies have to do?
One of the biggest problems for nexMatrix Telecom is the ability to find Linux resources in Idaho, which is the same in most Western and Northwestern states actually. So what does a company do? One is the ability to bring resources here while another is to get resources in other parts of the country. One issue you’ll find with Linux resources is the ability to hire them at their market value in Idaho, or what the market is in other parts of the country. Speaking to an educator at ITT Tech who knows there is a need but doesn’t develop the resources, and mentioned that he gets at least a call a week for Linux resources, is that you will end up paying upwards of $35/hr for an entry level resource in basic programming with no experience in the technology. If that sounds good to you then I need to know what you’re taking so I can take it also.
As a Linux based company we find ourselves in difficult position here in the Treasure Valley as many companies do in many areas of the company. Hiring talent as consultants bring on additional problems of IP and losing that intellectual property – one of the biggest problems in the industry actually.
So we continue to try and do the build it thing and hope that they will come. As we grow we attempt to build our own resources here in the valley and hope other companies continue to do the same. As for the educators, we hope they join and start training in what companies require instead of telling the companies that they get a call at least once or twice a week but do nothing.
Students or professionals wanting to learn more:
If you want to learn something about Linux as a student or professional, or you’re someone who wants to learn to better themselves, there are sites that office free Linux courses. To name a few Universities:
UNIX and Linux Tutorial Center at the University of California at Davis
UNIX / Linux Tutorial for Beginners at the University of Surrey
From Windows to Linux: http://www.trainsignal.com/blog/videos/video-intro-to-ubuntu-linux
There are many free courses and even PHP and SQL in LAMP or LAPP technologies if you want to learn programming. Want to learn PHP programming free? Then try this site:
There are lots of courses at w3schools, just look to the left of their pages.
The area needs to be competitive and the only hope is that educators wake up and stop spinning numbers to people who take them at face value. It’s been done in other areas of course, but business always gets what’s needed for them to survive and grow. One person told me that if you build it they will come. Let’s see if our little company can make an impact. Educators, stop holding back the progress and technology advancements in Idaho, start getting it moving with the rest of the country and world! You have a lot of catching up to do here and it’s time you get it going and listening to the businesses here.
Educators, some of us would like to know and would love you to post why Windows only and no Linux or even teaching Linux and Windows! Prove me wrong please and you can post here. You’ll just need to register here and you can comment. Please explain why you are holding the area back with some real numbers or something that makes sense. I know that CWI and Nampa High Schools provided a study and presented it on why no Linux or minimal Linux, let’s see why as inquiring minds want to know. Boise State has some training in their curriculum, why no one else? Is it just too much work?
The Treasure Valley is becoming a great high-tech area surpassing other areas of the country for technology companies per capita. Let’s make it even better and you’ll see more companies moving here!
If you don’t know who IDC is:
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In 1981 I created, along with 2 partners, an application called Distribunet 2100 that ran on a CPM operating system.It was a full supply chain management system geared towards industrial distribution with a CRM. It was too early of course for micro computers to be networked and we had it working on networks called Muppet and ZeroNet. Yep, way too early. In the mid-eighties a new application was born called ATLANTIS, which actually stands for “Automated Telemarking Local Area Network Total Information System”. ATLANTIS was, shall we say, a bit ahead of it’s time when SNA networks ruled the world with token ring while having to use bridges to Ethernet networks. ATLANTIS really came to bear in the late 1990s as a full fledged CRM and supply chain management application. Some of you may even have remembered picking up a copy at MicroCenter and CompUSA for 1 to 5 users.
ATLANTIS is now reborn as ATLANTIS2q or ATLANTIS 2 squared. It’s a full supply chain management system with what you’d expect from SAP. It goes way beyond the standard CRM application with credit collections, fulfillment and even manufacturing. It’s been around in different stages of development since 1981, and yes I’m old
So the relaunch of the application is under way with all of the interface screens being redone to today’s standards. Remember those old pastel screens from the 90s, well we’re changing them finally. We’ve even added multiple campaigns now to the CRM function that ties into the manufacturing and fulfillment processes. It’s pretty exciting here and to those customers now running our pilots in production on what is now the 4th rewrite since 1981.
Total Unified Communications
Everyone says they have a unified communications solution, but they always fall short somewhere. We’re tying in our Protel Predictive Dialer also to the CRM, which is already tied to the Protel PBX. With full telephone services from basic SIP trunking to private circuits, the PBX and the Dialer you have a total company solution.
We’ve been using ATLANTIS here exclusively all these years and continued development even after we took it off the shelves and stopped selling it. Of course we continue to support those companies that still run it. With a new look and feel and with the ability to create a complete line of products for everyone, we believe we’ll knock anyone’s socks off with our entire offering.
Again, it’s always exciting here, and now we have the ability to grow our unified communications solution to an entire package! Stay tuned as we ready it for a complete production release!
At nexMatrix we are a company of geeks, myself excluded of course We are also a company that looks at business problems and comes up with solutions. We look at Mitel and see a VERY expensive system that uses OK phones with about the same features as the rest of us. We also look at a company that has captured the hotel business and chances are when you are staying at a hotel, it’s a Mitel telephone you’ll find in your room, or a Mitel at the back office with inexpensive phones in the room. These systems are also popular for offices around the country for some reason, but we nor many of our partners understand why unless it’s just great sales people closing them on a system that is that expensive!
The Mitel telephones are cool when you get to the higher end, such as the one below we are now working with.
So, a great phone for many people and great features and even a hotel management application so hotels can easily bill. Let’s look at the Protel PBX with a very economical cost and a feature set that can’t be beat even by the large companies such as Cisco – we go head to head with Call Manager all the time and win! Why? Because we provide a lower TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) that in turn provides companies with a faster ROI (Return On Investment). Mitel also has quotas that their VARS (Value Added Resellers) must make or lose their dealership. So if you’re a Mitel reseller/VAR, we understand why you have to sell people systems that are more than likely an overkill and have all those addons that come standard with a Protel PBX. It’s just the way it is, or my favorite business saying: it is what it is.
So you’re ready for a new system? You want to keep the phones, but you don’t want to pay for the licensing such as having voicemail, using a SIP trunk, or anything else such as the high price? Then you should look at the Protel PBX, or even some other system. It’s pretty cool, a nexMatrix or North American Telephone and Voice VAR/ Partner will not have to have you pay for all those addons and extras and licensing costs. So let’s say you have a Mitel telephone with 3 people using it you need three user licenses – WOW. So you need one device license for the phone and one user license for each user, so this would require 3 user licenses and the one device license. Some people enjoy paying a license fee for each concurrent user also, we don’t charge that nor do we like it here.
Now the hotel industry is mainly held by Mitel, we used to be in it about 6 to 7 years ago but bowed out. I believe it’s time to make a comeback, renew our code or change it, and move forward! So, after all these years, we are going to go back into the hotel/motel industry.
I love this industry and the challenges our guys take on here! Watch for Mitel phone support and our revitalized hotel management system as we release it. On the geek and phone side itself we will be coming back with what Mitel requires on a SIP license using it on the Protel PBX. Once we gain that understanding, I will come back with what’s required license wise and if a specific version of SIP has to be flashed on the phone. If required by Mitel, we will build in the licensing requirements. As an example, your Cisco phones work with most but the older versions of SCCP. If you require a license to bring that phone up to a later SCCP version, as a Cisco partner you purchase the license through one of it’s authorized reseller channels and cost will vary depending on where you purchase them. We don’t know the Mitel market other than there are VARS in the field. Keep watching and when we know the requirements, I’ll write about it in the blog. Once released, you’ll find a knowledge base article and new versions of the manuals will ship with new Protel PBX shipments. If licensing is resolved, we may have the Protel PBX check the Mitel phones and flash the firmware. There may be some human intervention on the phone along with the licensing requirements, again keep checking or join the beta.
If you’d like to be part of the beta when we reach that stage, please let your rep know.
My favorite video is attached below and just click and watch this first. It inspired me, it also has some special meaning to me personally because of my association with Linux when doing Pioneer and Frontier Linux versions along with supporting Automatix and other Linux community projects some years ago. I wanted to provide this to company owners from any phase of their business. It’s for Linux RedHat, not something I like as we use Debian distributions here, mainly Ubuntu and FreeBSD in some cases.
As you build your business and dream, as you attempt to get people to understand what you do, or even trying to get investors, you want to keep moving when you know you have what’s needed. I’ve seen more people give up on great ideas because of someone else telling them it wasn’t going to work. I’ve also watched some people and companies keep going until they were broke. It’s your dream and if it’s a good one you know and should move forward. Of course, at some time you will stop if you’re not making money.
I like the Western Union and Bell Telephone parts myself, or Bill Gates saying Linux isn’t going anywhere with Steve Balmer coming back and saying Microsoft was up to the challenge (ahahahahahahahaha – forgive the laugh). I keep saying I will write articles about Linux, and I will. We have one Windows box in the company and no Windows servers. It runs great, doesn’t need a Windows person coming in and fixing stuff all the time, and it runs fast on older computers! It’s basically a way to do business without problems and extra costs.
Personally with nexMatrix Telecom and North American Telephone and Voice, we believe we have not only built a better set of business problem resolution tools, but no one – and I mean no one – does it better!
This is another one I love:
As I did, watch the first one when you need a boost! The second is fun. You’re the customer, so now it’s your turn to take charge!