Suzanne Bowen : Monetizing IP Communications
Suzanne Bowen
32 yrs in telecom, teaching, blog & grant writing, biz development, marketing, & PR. Favorite moments in life involve time w/ family & friends, networking, IP communications industry verticals & horizontals, running, traveling, foreign languages
| 1. "Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition..." Barack Obama ..... 2. "One of the sad signs of our times is that we have demonized those who produce, subsidized those who refuse to produce, and canonized those who complain." By Thomas Sowell

Stanislovaitis Kickstarter Campaign Proves VoIP is Not Dead

VoIP is dead? We think not because it plays an integral part in effective unified communications, Internet of things and more. Plus,...

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Mitel Analyst Event 2015 Live Blog #MitelNext

Mitel put on a nice event in Manhattan today. Wes Durow, CMO made a great presentation on where the company was and...

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The Business Case for IP Transformation: Managing the Service Roadmap

By: Steve Blackshaw, IP Transformation Product Line Management, Alcatel-Lucent

IP Technology Programs are primarily focused on delivering technology solutions. However, the goal ultimately is to launch new services, and substitute old ones for all IP services. How do we ensure our technical visions deliver on these more marketing driven needs?

We need to ask… “Why Are We Building The Network?”

With IP Transformation programs sponsored and funded by the CTO, delivered by technology-focused teams, and culturally embedded within network operations, it is easy to forget that the over-riding objective of many programs is to actually change the service portfolio mix, for the benefit of both customers, and the provider.

So, how can Service Portfolio managers ensure that this vision is not lost when the programs are so heavily influenced by technology?

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NFV Drivers and Inhibitors

A recent report titled “When Will NFV Cross the Chasm” contained the results of a survey that was given to communication service...

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Can SmartFlow Compliance Solutions Solve the Software Piracy Problem?

Software piracy is a multibillion dollar problem which can be difficult to protect against. A new company, SmartFlow Compliance Solutions is helping...

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HP, The Idea Economy and You!

HP is re-organizing. It was quite the behemoth: "a $110 billion company that operated in 120 countries with more than 700...

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TMC Conducting 100+ San Jose Video Interviews Next Week

I'm really excited to share that next week, I'll be in Silicon Valley interviewing over 100 companies and personally learning about the...

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Stanislovaitis Kickstarter Campaign Proves VoIP is Not Dead

November 12, 2015

VoIP is dead? We think not because it plays an integral part in effective unified communications, Internet of things and more. Plus, "VoIP" is a hit on the Kickstarter "How to Start and Run VoIP Business" book publishing campaign. The project has already doubled its financial goal with one week to go.

PCCW Global at AfricaCom: UC OTT Video Managed Security

November 6, 2015

AfricaCom is the venue to meet face to face with some of the world’s most impressive ITSPs such as PCCW Global. They are known for their top quality voice and data global network and also for how they enable service providers to achieve the growth they need with PCCW Global's “as-a-service” solutions. They offer OTT Video, Managed Security and Unified Communications.

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In October 2015, they partnered with South Korean content delivery network specialist Solbox to provide cloud-based video delivery technology for PCCW's media business.

Where Do Telcos Go From Here: IoT WebRTC SIP DID NFV

September 25, 2015

I started my research today watching videos and reading blogs about the biggest worries of telecoms and thinking back on 1000s of conversations with these companies online and at conferences. Somehow I landed on IBM's BlueMix IoT demo you can try with your cell phone and another device. Nice. Gotta love IBM, the company that officially began on Valentine's Day the year Jimmy Carter and Marlon Brando were born in 1924.

Where did today go from there?

Cogent Communications Multi-National ISP Success Story

July 15, 2015

Cogent Communications was founded by David Schafer in 1999, the same year as my first IP communications company Super Technologies, Inc. But, a real success story, Cogent Communications almost immediately acquired 13 other companies such as Allied Riser, PSInet and NTT/Verio server division over the next three years, 14 billion in capital for 16 million dollars. It has grown from a couple 100 On-Net buildings to 1500 and points of presence to 800. For those not familiar with the term "On-Net," that means Cogent has fiber in those 1500 buildings.

Wholesale bandwidth and colocation are two of the telecommunications buzz phrases that bring to mind Cogent Communications.

Outsource Network Monitoring to Trusted Experts

July 7, 2015

Listening to Douglas Mauro, CEO and founder of TruePath Technologies, whose company is trusted with their network monitoring tools for the Verizons, Vonages, AT&T, makes me realize more than ever that businesses need to outsource as many tasks as they can to the experts in those task areas, so crucial time and effort can be spent on what the business is meant to provide in the first place! Why take care of things like network monitoring in-house? Leave it to the experts.

Alphonso Jackson, who served as the 13th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), once said, "The other part of outsourcing is this: it simply says where the work can be done outside better than it can be done inside, we should do it."

Serve Powerful PBX Market in the Cloud via Wave-Tel

May 18, 2015

Wave-Tel's CTO and Business Development Director explain why offering an IP PBX in the cloud is so attractive to small businesses; therefore, there booth was one of the most popular at International Telecoms Week in May 2015. Telcos and IP communications entrepreneurs quickly understood the benefits such as save more money, offer more features such as call recording and encrypted voice, and gain and retain more customers. 

Wave-Tel is based in London, UK since 2009. They deal in international wholesale (Voice, SMS and data services), VoIP telephony services, SIP Trunks, virtual numbers and application (web/mobile) development for their 5000 valued clients and business partners.

Contact them now and look forward to seeing them at ITEXPO West, October 6 - 8, 2015 in Anaheim, CA.

Unified Communications A.K.A. Connected Work

May 5, 2015

GetVoIP shared their much-awaited "Top 50 UC Experts to Follow in 2015" list. A majority of people in my social networks online and offline have no idea what Unified Communications is nor how it can help them reach their * goals.

Recently, I explained what it is to a group of business people who are not involved in IP communications business. One of the responses was, "Oh, that sounds like Skype.

The Thrill and Fear of Connected Cars

October 3, 2013

The Connected Cars World conference series in North America and Europe attracted my attention in 2012 after I interviewed Canadian Mercedes-Benz Dealership Owner Jeff Mierins. He talked about the experience of testing a connected car and all the cool features such as remote key-less ignition, back-up cameras, and stolen vehicle tracking. This sounded cool and scary. (Just do a "CTRL F" for "Mercedes" at DIDx podcasts or at DIDx Tech iTunes' podcasts.)

One of the sponsors of the Connected Cars World conference series was Parks Associates.

Avoid Draw Dead Business as Usual - Choose ITEXPO

August 23, 2013

Stop tapping out! The real odds of anything we want to happen increase with taking actual action. Existential philosophers say, "To not choose is still a choice." ITEXPO events (conferences and exhibitions) are real opportunities to do an about face from business as usual. Thousands of people with whom to develop business, share information, buy and products and services, and socialize.

The Politics of WebRTC

August 9, 2013

WebRTC, it provides the most potential for innovation and new business on the web, some say. The web does need a B12 shot. Wired magazine tops even Popular Science, the Geekspeak and VUC podcasts, and the Tuesday, Saturday and Sundy New York Times for some of my favorite news and information. The August 2010 issue had a highly provocative cover stating "The Web is Dead."

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