I must admit, I was not 100% sure I wanted to cover this topic in my blog but in the end the human interest angle coupled with the popularity of the news regarding the Eliot Spitzer prostitution arrest made many of us in the technology space realize just how much technology is in use in the world's oldest profession.
Bank wires, cell phones, pagers, smart phones, IM and video conferencing are just some of the technologies now used in this business. In addition, MSNBC reports
of sophisticated bug and hidden camera detection devices as well.
The only thing I haven't seen brought to light is unified communications in prostitution rings. I am sure it is just a matter of time. Now that the world is catching on to just how high-tech the profession is, I am sure some of my vendor meetings will have me dealing with comments like ,"We have 35% call girl market share while our competitors are still struggling with this vertical market... Our CEO realized a few years back that this profession was just begging for a tech upgrade and we delivered with world-class technology."
Or, "We discovered early that male prostitutes were more likely to appreciate the multi-modality afforded by our leading-edge systems. In a way we see this category as a leading space for us."
I could go on but it wouldn't be proper. In fact I may have already stepped over the line... Sorry
Anyway, having said that... How did the New York State Governor have a credit with the prostitution ring. That one has me really confused. The only thing I can surmise is he fell asleep. OK... I know, I know. I am done with this topic for now.