"Open source software is being used today by all types of
companies and organizations—even the Republican Party is an
"The Republican National Committee (RNC), which has already
embraced the open source Asterisk VoIP IP-PBX (define), is ramping
up its usage as the next election cycle nears.
"Chad Barth, vice president of business development at SmarTech,
described the details of the RNC's Asterisk deployment during a
session at last week's IT360 conference held in Toronto. SmarTech
is a tech vendor providing IT services to the RNC, and helped to
build out its Asterisk based phone system.
"The RNC isn't using Asterisk simply to make calls. It's also
using the technology to track voter contact and survey
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