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

August 2010

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Special Character for Check Marks, Hex Input

August 27, 2010

I needed a checkmark in a GDoc, but I noticed that WindDings is not in the font list. Bummer! A little research, for "special character for checkmarks hex input," and I found the answer: the character I want  is this ✔ which is Unicode 0x2714 - but far easier to copy-paste it into your doc where you want it.
 
When I learn something new, I want to share it with others. Some of you reading this will think, "Ah! She didn't know that???" 

But others will learn with me. Happy monetizing IP communications! Connect with me on Linkedin.

Transcripts of Podcast Mistakes Give a Cool View

August 26, 2010

I'm reading the first few lines of a recent podcast set transcript I completed with Dr. Anil Gupta of Honey Bee Networks "From Mind to Market" talk. Prime Minister of India recently named him to the seven on the new India's National Innovation Council. It was transcribed by a person who English is a second language. But I almost want to leave it there ... but I won't. Let me share it with you anyways.

"Welcome to the DIDX and Techistan podcast media channel, while we bring you the extra tease of interesting people around the world ..."

Out of the box, you stumble upon inventions and innovations by accident usually, remember?

TMC Gives Me Opp to Help Friend Buy Voice and Internet Service While Traveling

August 26, 2010

The Marketing Corporation has a plethora of business-enabling tools and opportunities. One of them is the huge audience of IP communications experts from every nation, the kind who use DIDX, Arbinet, VoipUsersConference, voip-info, Kamailio, Asterisk, freeSWITCH ...

Today I ask for advice for my friend, who is an advertising and marketing entrepreneur from Northwest Florida. Comment here or let me know on Linkedin, Twitter or Facebook.

Copy of his request:

Suzanne...Hey, I know you are an avid traveler. I'm going to Spain and Morocco on biz/pleasure in a few weeks.





Well-crafted Tweet on Migrating from Proprietary to Open Source-based PBX

August 24, 2010

RT @cloudvox we have dev help & custom pricing for migrating voice apps off of proprietary platforms or DIY. spending >$200/mo? mail support@ for a quote

... You can meet CloudVox, our DIDXchange including several hundred of our clients and vendors, and thousands of other IT, IP, etc. expertise at ITEXPO West October 4-6, 2010.

Your IP Communications Biz is Up and Running and Ping! Malware Arrives

August 23, 2010

What to do?

1. Take site offline, and replace with an "under maintenance" page.
2. Work out how the malware got there. The most recent was via an SQL injection vulnerability (HP(?) produce a useful scanner for these); another was down to an unpatched underlying operating system.
3.



Geography Teacher in Past Life, Local Presence in New Life, Romania this Time

August 17, 2010

As a middle school instructor and grant writer for over 15 years, I had the challenging experience of teaching English, gifted studies, Introduction to Foreign Languages, Introduction to Mechanics for Girls, American History, Civics and Geography. 

All were enough to make me where I could not wait to awake each morning to go to work! Geography and Civics were two of my favorites, especially when I used Sim City as the basis, the focal point! So today class, let's talk about Romania. (Is this Charlie Brown's teacher?

Who am I? We should all ask this.

August 17, 2010

So who am I? Let's get this straight, world. I am not a good salesperson. I never was. If I sold anything, it was by accident and because I knew someone really needed what I was wishing they would take.

I am, instead, a good and natural communicator, collaborator, idea person, mentor, trainer, and marketer. 

For example, just this last week, I brought in around nine new wholesale members to www.didx.net because together among me, them, and our DIDX Care Team, we were able to find out "their" needs and were able to help them find what they need using DIDXchange.

Another example ...





Facebook Wall Discussion on iPad, iPhone, ATT, Apple by Users

August 16, 2010

Daily, I thank my Facebook and Linkedin networks as well as those I follow and those who follow me on Twitter. Why? So many reasons, but one of them is the fun blog posts they allow me after I get their permission.

So, here's the latest.

Ron V.: So you have the iPhone I take it? Have you jailbroken it?

Suzanne Bowen: No iPhone yet.





MagicJack not sent yet ... #whatisgoodsocialnetworking collaboration?

August 12, 2010

I didn't receive the MagicJack device yet, but did get the Nettalk new UNO. Waiting to get the MJ gadget first, so I can do a true comparison with videos, pics, charts, and text review mix.

Meanwhile, hey, the last 9 days of July and first 12 of August were FTL. I stopped to breathe for a second today and realized I haven't blogged on here in a while. Let me ask my thousands of wonderful IP communications related industry friends for one small favor.

Do you tweet?



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