Suzanne Bowen : Monetizing IP Communications
Suzanne Bowen
37 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

July 2009

You are browsing the archive for July 2009.

iViaWorld, B2B Travel Portal Uses SMS, VOIP, SIP

July 26, 2009

iViaWorld is a B2B Travel Marketplace that uses SMS, VoIP, SIP, IM, email and more. They have appointed Net Magic to maintain its server. iViaWorld connects buyers and suppliers globally.


"FlightRaja Travels, the parent company of iViaWorld has appointed Net Magic a managed IT service provider, specializing in Internet data centers to maintain the server. The server has been hosted at the Information Technology Park (ITPL) in Bangalore."

See remainder of the article on CXOtoday.

List of IP Communications Related Videos on Metacafe

July 26, 2009

I want to watch them all, but gotta go run the 8 mile airport loop before it gets too hot. Just found Metacafe's list of IP communications and voip-related videos at

Philippines' Cities Evaluated by Next Wave Cities

July 26, 2009

Another reason for IP communications companies to take part in the ITU Telecom World 2009 in Geneva, Switzerland. See sponsor pages, media partner list, exhibit, register and sign up as press. ITU's event only occurs every few years. Don't miss.

"THE COMMISSION on Information and Communications Technology (CICT) is bent on building an ICT hub in every province in the country, having seen the importance of ICT in economic development and nation-building.

During the launch of the Next Wave Cities 2009 annual report yesterday, CICT Chair Ray Anthony Roxas-Chua III said the commission would constantly update its list of cities to be assessed under the Next Wave Cities program, identifying urban centers most suited for business process outsourcing operations."

More information is at Business Inquirer, the original source!

Musicians Interest VoIP Companies at Imagine Cup

July 26, 2009

An excerpt from the article at Inventors Digest regarding an invention entry in the Imagine Cup 2009, "

Another team from Russia, OmniMusic, solved the latency problem with Internet video streaming. The team won the competition's software design prize in 2005. Teammates Stanislav Vonog, Nikolay Surin, Alexander Popov and Ruslan Gilfanov were musicians from different parts of that country and wanted to rehearse remotely in real time.

They marketed themselves to the music industry. Turns out the Internet phone or VOIP carriers were the most interested in their technology."

Eavesdrop on Facebook Wall: iPhone or Nokia?

July 26, 2009

Want to eavesdrop?

Copy of Mary Anne Tolentino's Facebook wall discussion on Nokia or iPhone...

Mary Anne Tolentino... someone told me Texting in iphone is quite challenging. I tested it a few days ago in the apple store, medyo hard nga....easier with N97. Ergo, I need to decide will it be N97 or Iphone 3GS?

Cool to See Conferences Using Social Marketing Tools

July 22, 2009

And some in a very natural and inviting way.

Check out the following and decide who is leveraging the best. SEM (social engine marketing) is a hot tool for monetizing IP communications, especially if you're a natural!

Cluecon Aug 4-6, 2009 in Chicago, IL
On Linkedin
On Facebook events and groups
On Twitter

ITCN Asia Aug. 11-13, 2009 in Karachi, Pakistan
On Linkedin
On Facebook events 

ITEXPO West, 4G Wireless Evolution Sept. 1-3, 2009 in Los Angeles, CA
On Linkedin
On Facebook events and pages
On Twitter

4G World scheduled Sept. 15-18, 2009 in Chicago, IL
On Linkedin
On Facebook events and pages
On Twitter
ITU Telecom World Oct. 5-9, 2009 in Geneva, Switzerland
On Linkedin
On Facebook events
On Twitter

CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment® Oct. in San Diego, CA
On Linkedin
On Facebook events and pages

SUPERCOMM Oct. 21-23, 2009 in Chicago, IL
On Linkedin
On Facebook events and pages
On Twitter

5th Annual VoIP Conference and Expo Oct. 28-29, 2009 in Chicago, IL
Illinois Institute of Technology, Wheaton, IL campus
On Linkedin
On Facebook events and pages
On Twitter (not directly but you can follow Warren Bent who will keep you posted)

Shoretel Gives a Free Unified Communications Handbook

July 20, 2009

I read once where someone made fun of a member of the Asterisk-Biz list for making a statement with the phrase "VoIP providers like Shortel" as if Shoretel was synonymous with VoIP. There was nothing to laugh at then and nothing to laugh at now. The company is giving a free unified communications handbook, too.

From the About Us page on Shoretel website... "ShoreTel, Inc., (NASDAQ: SHOR) is a leading provider of Pure IP unified communications systems.

165 Nokia Employees Move to Accenture Re: Symbian

July 19, 2009

Nokia has agreed to sell the professional services unit of its Symbian mobile phone operating system to the U.S. consulting firm Accenture, officials say. Symbian faces competition "from Apple's iPhone, Google's Android and Research In Motion's BlackBerry, Information Week said."

Dusan Belic at IntoMobile blog notes... that 165 Nokia employees will be transferred to Accenture. Find out more about Symbian on Wikipedia and the Symbian Foundation website. Listen to my interview with a two time Nokia competition winner Bernd Wiegmann who is a Symbian expert on DIDX podcast.

Website Value Calculator

July 15, 2009

Try it and I am looking forward to people's opinions and experiences with the Website Value Calculator.

Enter a valid URL, not a sub-URL, and see what WebsiteOutlook calculates as the value of the website. They note the number of hits, page rank, daily ad revenue, backlinks and more.

Linkedin Contact Export in CSV Available

July 8, 2009

You can export Linkedin connections to CSV files, Yahoo! Mail, Outlook Express,  for Microsoft Outlook, Mac OS X, and V card. 

Telcos Attempt to Buy Hawaiian Telecom out of Bankruptcy

July 7, 2009

Read the news on FierceVoIP. "ILEC Sandwich Isles Communications wants to play with the big boys and is taking its best shot, trying to buy Hawaiian Telcom out of bankruptcy for $400 million. The private company, based in Honolulu, finally got the go-ahead from a federal bankruptcy judge to propose a different Chapter 11 plan than the one cash-strapped HT had already filed. The HT proposal, filed June 3, essentially would make it a ward of a consortium of banks for $590 million..."

Become a VISP with Customers who Trust You

July 6, 2009

So, you have a hundreds, if not thousands of customers who trust you because of your track history of quality service and products. Need to satisfy your customers more fully? Need to see new revenue and keep your current customers as well as gain new? Ever thought of providing ISP service to your customers but don't have the finances to buy the necessary equipment and network?

CommunicaAsia, PTC, and ITCN Asia, Hottest Conferences in the East

July 5, 2009

Ruckuss Wireless, at, is a popular service provider as is evident by the crowds at their booth at CommunicAsia 2009 in Singapore and I remember the same at their booth at EXPOCOMM Mexico 2007. Michael Paparella was the spokesperson on this video on Youtube

The company offers solutions for multi-media in the WIFI industry. They choose to participate in CommunicAsia each year because of the yearly accomplishment of building new business solutions with current and new partners.

One common theme I heard over and over at CommunicAsia 2009 from participants, whether sponsors, attendees, exhibitors and other press agents was that CommunicAsia draws more participation from the right people and companies in the APEC region ...

Optimistic Tenor in Market Turmoil

July 4, 2009

Greg Galitzine quoted Rob Pullens, Tellabs CEO, in a discussion about the market turmoil, in the May 2009 NGN magazine, "That certainly surprised me," said Pullen, "and as you can imagine, like everyone else, our revenues were slightly affected downward. And so in this tough economic time, we need to look around and say, 'we're going to invest our way through this, we're going to emerge stronger on the remote end, but we're going to manage our cash flow and profitability along the way,' that is, things that are in our control. I can't control when the macroeconomic marker's going to improve, but I can control who we manage our expenses, improve our profitability, and keep close to our customers.

I think the two key points made are to invest your way through and keep close to your customers. Not saying to throw money at everyone and everything.

Carl is Correct: Mobile Apps the Craze

July 2, 2009

Carl Ford is great about updating us all on what to look forward to in the 4G Wireless Evolution scheduled for Sept 1-3, 2009. He has my absolute agreement on this intro statement: "It seems the mobile consumer can not get enough of their share of mobile applications... "

In fact, he goes on to say, "The iPhone store, Android store and similar initiatives from Nokia and RIM suggest power is shifting away from the operators and into the hands of application developers and the end user."

Half of the updates I read from those who I am following on Twitter are about mobile and mobile-related conferences, applications, equipment, services, and peripherals.

Featured Events