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

June 2009

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Interview Podcast with David Mandelstam, CEO Sangoma

June 29, 2009

Recorded with Pretty May, a customer of Sangoma, and voice with Skype... really enjoyed this interview with David Mandelstam, CEO of Sangoma at DIDX podcasts. We met for the first time at the Digium Asterisk Pavilion at CommunicAsia in Singapore last week, where we were serving as media partner and press agent.

What a great attitude in leadership, business, and life. That's Mandelstam!
Words to describe: ultimate is quality, longevity, warranty, promotion of customers not self, open source friendly, windows friendly, well-stocked inventory, modest but powerful leadership.

Didn't Realize Online Banking around since 1995

June 28, 2009

An Ezine article at ezinearticles.com/ does a good job at giving the history. I believe that much of what has been accomplished in monetizing anything in the past decade or so, can give some credit to online banking... the time it saves...

Taking Your IP Communications Invention Seriously

June 28, 2009

So simple and so true.
1. Make sure that the punctuation, capitalization, word choice, and spelling help the pages in the website that showcase your IP communications invention make sense.

2. Make sure that the basics of your IP communications invention work. If they do not work, label the webpages "alpha." If the basics of your IP communications invention work smoothly but the secondary and further layers have some problems, label the webpages "beta."

Please! Not doing these two, have an extremely negative effect on one's work team, one's credibility in the industry, one's sales, and of course, the bottom line. And yes, I should take my own advice.

Comparing Hosted VoIP Solution Features and Prices, Check IPSmarx

June 24, 2009

There's a limited time promotion on IPSmarx New Wholesale Softswitch that integrates call routing, SIP and H323 handling, advanced billing, client management, taxation, traffic shaping, CDR processing and advanced reporting in one scalable VoIP traffic exchange solution. 
 
You can take a tour of their new Wholesale Softswitch. To sign up for a free web presentation please email: misti @ ipsmarx.com to book an appointment.
 
They're offering the following Limited Time Bundle Packages through July 10th:
 
Start up Carrier Package
Designed for those who are entering the wholesale market for the first time who require an upgradable and cost effective solution.
Bundle starts from ... please contact.
 
Mid-Size Carrier Package
For carriers who are already in the business and have up to 5 million minutes per month.










Free Ground Shipping Sangoma Products at VoIP Supply

June 23, 2009

Call your Sangoma expert at VoIP Supply today and save big on shipping charges!
Sangoma provides quality hardware products that enable telephony applications including legacy PBX, IVR, auto attendant, next generation gateways, media servers and application servers.

Sangoma's unmatched voice optimized hardware is well-known in the Open Source PBX market. In fact, they raised the bar in TDM voice communications with on-board, Telco-grade, hardware echo canceller DSPs available on all Sangoma voice cards and the most optimized, scalable, cross-platform device drivers available.
Check out Sangoma's full line of analog telephony cards, digital voice and data networking cards, digital-analog hybrids and more.

Call a VoIP Supply sales representative at 800.398.8647 for more information re: Sangoma products including free ground shipping between 6/23/2009 and 6/29/2009! Products this applies to are on VoIPSupply website.

Sangoma and VoIP Supply are DIDX partners. We'll be adding our video interview here with David Mandelstam, President of Sangoma, in the press lounge of CommunicAsia in Singapore as soon my business partner Rehan Allahwala sends me the 30+ videos and 100+ photos I took while in Singapore.







Are you the next Entrepreneurial Idol?

June 8, 2009

Always on the lookout for the coolest events, services, products, people, and groups on the net and what a goldmine Open Silicon Valley Forum is!

Enjoy listening to Dilawar Syed, president* of Open Silicon Valley Forum on a recent DIDX podcast interview, share the exciting activities you can participate in at the Forum on June 13, 2009 in Mountain View, CA at the Computer History Museum across from the Google Campus. Mr. Syed serves as CEO of Yonja Media Group. He also commands an impressive professional background.

I list the last few companies.
- Member, National Finance Committee at Obama for America
- Head of Platform Business Strategy & Operations at
Yahoo!






7.2 Billions of Dollars on Rural Stimulus

June 2, 2009

I met so many great companies at ISPCON 2009 in San Jose and IP Possibilities 2007 in Chicago who meet the strict criteria of those who would qualify to take part in the Rural Stimulus Programs, so let me get the word out.

Webinar: Winning Strategies for Rural Broadband Stimulus Programs
Sign up for the webinar.
Date: June 11, 2009
Time: 11:00am EDT


Wireless operators and municipalities and have a unique opportunity to leverage the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) which authorized the investment of $7.2 billion for broadband network infrastructure development in the US. This Webinar features a case study of one wireless broadband operator that recently secured RUS funding to build a WiMAX network in rural Georgia and Northern Florida. 

The Webinar will help applicants to understand how to integrate network planning and financial modeling to provide visibility and make strategic decisions regarding services, coverage and network requirements as they prepare broadband stimulus proposals.

Private Industry and Educational Institution Collaborate on VoIP

June 2, 2009

Carol Davids, Director of VoIP Activities and the ITM program at Illinois Institute of Technology, and Warren Bent, co-founder and Vice President of Business Development with InCharge Systems, were my guests this past week on the DIDX podcast channel. Carol shares with the listeners information about the Internet Telephony and Telecommunications courses at IIT and the 5th Annual VoIP Conference scheduled for Oct 28-29, 2009 in Wheaton, Illinois.

The IIT lab offers instruction and practice in VoIP, telecommunications, SIP, Asterisk, IP PBX and more. Check http://voip.itm.iit.edu/ for more information such as a list of current and completed projects and a photo gallery at http://voip.itm.iit.edu/gallery.php.

Encryption with No Prior Shared Secrets

June 2, 2009

ZRTP is a protocol that does not require prior shared secrets. It doesn't need a public key infrastructure (PKI). What happens instead? Ephemeral Diffie-Hellman keys are automated at the beginning of each session start.
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