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

Why you would give up the chance to strut around in Middle Earth Barbie wear? Allison Smith asks.

#Thankful! What for? Being able to speak...well, not as well as Allison Smith. Being able to design software and apps with code,...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I don't think Ican write one better than I did 2 years ago, so here's a link to that piece. Happy...

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Comparing Different Types of Mobile Ads

Now that access to the internet via mobile devices is past 50% compared to access via desktop, it makes sense that internet...

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UCaaS Round-Up (Tidbits 2443)

Nextiva, a Broadsoft powered ITSP, announced at their user conference that it has released a new UC&C or Workplace Comms platform...

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The Growth of Mobile Advertising

Given that more than 50% of consumers are accessing the internet via mobile devices now, it stands to reason that the internet model...

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Marketing Lesson from the Election

A couple of marketing lessons from the campaign. (Non-political). If your Brand is broken, run a Branding campaign not a negative...

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After the Election: Getting Mac and PC to Start Talking

I have a minor quibble with my communications systems. throughout the day - based on the numerous initiatives I am involved with,...

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Why you would give up the chance to strut around in Middle Earth Barbie wear? Allison Smith asks.

November 23, 2016

#Thankful! What for? Being able to speak...well, not as well as Allison Smith. Being able to design software and apps with code, not as well as Mark Spencer or Floris de Vries.

If Your Employees Are Going to Watch Video Anyway, They Might as Well Be Watching Your Video

October 29, 2016

When was the last time that you read a memo and said to yourself, “Wow, that was a really great memo”?

Our inboxes are straining and the number of channels competing for our attention just seems to increase all the time. Which creates kind of an odd dilemma for internal communications staff—by rights, the stuff they have to say should have a massive impact on the company, but realistically, it’s all too easy to ignore.

Which is why I find it interesting that an increasing number of organizations seem to be turning to streaming video as a way of getting their own employees’ attention. It makes a certain amount of sense. I’d make a reference to the increasing number of Millennials in the workforce, but let’s be honest—we all like video.



Execution, Flexibility, Safety, Ease of Use Key to Digital Success - Lessons from Gitex 2016

October 22, 2016

The etisalat and Nissan Smart Car collaboration, the robot policeman, and James Baresse's presentation on three needs for digital payment system success are three of the many enlightening experiences at Gitex 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In summary, to see any technology, product, and service to success, the startup or industry giant must keep in mind that people want more convenience and simplicity and control, safety and security, and cost savings and rewards. Even nabbing one of these three must-have pairs can be the alpha to omega win.

Ahsan Saleem, DIDX CIO and Techistan reporter notes, "The telecom giant etisalat and Japan's Nissan Smart Car collaborate to keep the vehicle and its owners connected via a mobile application.

Mobvoi and Your Life's Getting Better - Ticwatch and AI

August 7, 2016

Mobvoi is a Chinese Automated Intelligence startup that scored what many dream of... an investment from Google. In October 2015, the first by the investor since their departure from China in 2010 boosted the way for Ticwatch. According to reports from Bloomberg News and others, Mobvoi is poised to compete in price and features with the global star Apple Watch.

Programmable SIMs for IoT, How DIDs Fit in and Alexa Fun

May 29, 2016

"Twilio ramps up mobile play with programmable SIMs for IoT and handsets with T-Mobile," says Ingrid lunden at TechCrunch. The idea behind Twilio’s programmable wireless is to use SIM data instead of reliance on WiFi, bluetooth and other networks, so that programmers can build apps on the go using Twilio’s network and now ... data / Internet.

People can more easily bring their own devices, not monitored by their office network, and thus, they will have their own Internet with them all the time.

Daniel-Constantin Mierla and Giovanni Maruzzelli Talk Real Time Communications and Kamailio World

April 22, 2016

Ring, ring, ring. Or maybe no ring at all because of the power of WebRTC. Welcome! Kamailio might be at the border, an interaction point for all things SIP such as communications calls, phone registrations, and presence.

David Bowie Even Affected 100s of Kids and Me to Reinvent Ourselves

January 19, 2016

MP3 before CBS Interactive took over? David Bowie's BowieNet? I'm 60 years old now and looking back at the hundreds of 13-year-olds and me...we were avid lurkers, listeners, collaborators and reviewers over Internet. We wrote music reviews and felt that we got to know technology visionaries, students in over 18 countries including Australia, Germany, Japan and Pakistan; world wide musicians, business owners...a real blast.

Blab Bloopers + ITEXPO East with Xorcom Bridger and TMC Tehrani

January 19, 2016

A first Blab Dot IM included brave communications industry friends Xorcom's Ruth Bridger and TMC's Rich Tehrani. Topic: Getting the Most out of face-to-face ITEXPO East conference and exhibition Jan. 25 - 28, 2016 in warm Fort Lauderdale, FL. 

The following includes the edited Blab video embedded, Blab bloopers to avoid and a transcript of the talk. Though the bloopers will make you LOL, don't be afraid.



NFV Takes Data and OS Back to the Cloud - MYCOM OSI Podcast

December 24, 2015

Listen to MYCOM OSI president and CTO Mounir Ladki, who has been recognized twice by "Global Telecoms Business" as one of the leading 40 under 40 executives in the Telecoms industry worldwide. At AfricaCom 2015 in Cape Town this year, I noticed the MYCOM OSI team was always swamped with conference participant conversations, so I asked if I could record a conversation with Mr. Ladki about 5G, OTT, smart automation and analytics and other topics pertinent to communications service providers who are ready to become digital service providers. Happy new year 2016! Let's make life better than ever!

WebRTC Customer Service Benefits Retailers and Shoppers - Video Demo

November 30, 2015

"If you're shopping and need information about a specific product, and you can't find a salesperson around, scan the bar code [of the product], and it will identify what product you have and will give you information about that product. If you want more detailed information, you can press the icon. It will launch a video conference between you and a tech center...," explains MERA Software Services’ Michael Dundon during ITEXPO West 2015.

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