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

Hosted PBX Sales Increasing

Blame some of it on the TDm-to-IP transition, but a lot of the reason that Hosted PBX sales are increasing is...

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Intel Buys Way into Tablets While $99 may be Microsoft Sweet Spot

Intel recently reported earnings and the takeaway is the company is going to focus more on Android and ramp up subsidies to...

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Why the Fax Isn't As Outdated As You Think

I wrote a blog about faxing a few months ago and got an overwhelming response. Got some comments via email and...

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Camera-Phone Opportunity Exists for Samsung

There exists an opportunity for a superior camera with 10x or greater zoom coupled with the traditional things we are used to...

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Tomorrow is Purchase Google Glass Day!

If you are a wearable tech fan, tomorrow is a big day as you will finally be able to (if you are...

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The Secret Value of VoLTE

By Ed Elkin, Director, IP Platforms Marketing, Alcatel-Lucent 

At Mobile World Congress, I discovered that many network providers still aren’t aware of the broader business values of voice over LTE (VoLTE).  Most knew it readily includes HD voice for clearer calls and reduced background noise, which lets you feel like you’re standing right next to the other person. Most didn’t realize that, in unexpected ways, VoLTE helps them earn more money and increase efficiency.

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How to Kill Shadow IT: Step One - Recognize that Resistance is Futile

By Bryan R. Davies, Senior Director of Enterprise Communications Marketing, Alcatel-Lucent

The first step in resolving any problem is to make sure you understand the core issues. So here’s the crucial question for shadow IT: What is the biggest challenge it presents for your IT department?

Holding back the flood?  

Today’s flood of mobile devices and cloud services is making shadow IT a bigger headache than ever before. But it’s nothing new. It started with the first enterprise employee who ever put an application in place without the knowledge or approval of IT staff.
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CommunicAsia 2010 in Singapore Offers Online Business Matching Programme

March 29, 2010

The Online Business Matching Programme for planned for CommunicAsia 2010 is provided by NGN - New Generation Network GmbH, Leipziger Strasse 126, 10117 Berlin, Germany. (Contact Mr. Gunnar Zidella.) This service is for CommunicAsia exhibitors. Just login to your CommunicAsia exhibitor area for the complete details, and send email to NGN the following:
1. A company description of up to 4,000 characters
2.

Exposing Ourselves to Info from Outside our Little Confining Circles

March 17, 2010

It's tough to step outside of my little circle, but I know I need to. We all do. So I found something new. It's IT-OC.

IT-OC.com is a hub of Egypt ICT showcase, an online gathering of people like you and me in the East and West, sharing ideas, technologies, services, inventions, interviews, events and more.  They recently published some articles about the iTIndoComm May 5-7, 2010 conference that our DIDXchange is media partner and our addition of New Zealand DID on DIDX at 99 cents per month.

Deal Center is Chosen for Online Meeting System by Telx

March 15, 2010

DealCenter, LLC, an online meeting system that enables attendees to schedule meetings with their peers leading up to and during an event, announces today it will provide its meeting service to Telx's Customer Business Exchange (CBX), an annual networking event designed to help grow Telx customers’ business, to be held June 3 in New York City. "Deal Center" is how I met Jaymie Scotto, Ilissa Miller and others from their company and were quite impressed at their attentive customer care.

This is the second year in a row that Telx, a provider of interconnection, colocation and business exchange services in North American markets, has selected DealCenter to be deployed at its CBX event. 

Let me add the following quote and direct you to the original press release.

"Telx's CBX is a highly respected event in the telecommunications industry and our team is honored to work with CBX again this year," states Jaymie Scotto Cutaia, CEO of DealCenter, LLC. “CBX is an event for networking, delivering true event ROI to its attendees, and DealCenter is excited to provide its meeting management system to support these networking efforts."





No Matter What Emily Post Says, Check Recording Laws

March 15, 2010

The first thing I learned to read, around age five, was everything on a box of Kellog's Corn Flakes. From there on, I was doomed or empowered? I studied Emily Post, the Hardy Boys, encyclopedias, a book about nuns I found in my Dad's office ... Everyone who attended the social networking session I participated in at ITEXPO East 2010, heard my story about encyclopedias motivating me to dig a hole to China. Many a time, a book was removed from my lap at school, and I was told, "Do another worksheet." 

Today, I still read at every chance.

Discussion on Minimum Scan Resolution to PDF to be Legible

February 12, 2010

You and me... we juggle 50 million tasks it seems at one time and then you scan a doc to PDF... say 10 page file in 150 dpi. It's somewhat legible but will take forever to send over email.

Understanding the Plus and Minus of Private or Public Peering

February 11, 2010

Everything you ever wanted to know about peering and better I found in this surprise location on the web at Drpeering.net. There is a great debate on the good, bad and ugly of both public and private peering. The site mentioned their notes they gathered from a debate at NANOG in Seattle, Washington to create the diagrams and arguments. The group compared notes and practices, and preferences for public or for private peering.

They provide five reasons for each with a conclusion of...

Motorola Droid or Blackberry Curve?

February 11, 2010

People in the circles I run are full of early adopters and especially in regards to cell phones. I surveyed and researched. I took a small group to Best Buy and Verizon with me. We played with every cell phone and settled on...

Here's my list, well, my experience in using cell phones:
1.


Telefónica Bought Jajah and Now Partners with Wikipedia

February 4, 2010

Telefónica is on a roll. They acquired Jajah, a web-activated, mobile web telephony, and direct number call  service provider, in December 2009. Recently they partnered with Wikipedia. The company Jajah is known for its Latin-American audience in mobile and online services. 

"It's a three-year strategic partnership to make Wikimedia's educational content available on Telefónica Web and mobile portals in the entire Telefónica footprint."

A slight shift in topic, I remember meeting them the first time at an EXPO COMM Mexico conference.



Advice from Barcelonians During Your GSMA Conference Stay

February 4, 2010

Social networking online has connected me with some of the coolest people in the world. I even met my business partner and my husband through it. I recently asked many industry friends in Barcelona their advice for me and others who are attending GSMA Mobile World Congress Feb. 15-18, 2010. 

Where to go? Where to stay?

Open Source Telephony and Social Media, Can't Take Them Seriously

February 3, 2010

 Interested in how small and large businesses are using social media like Twitter and open source telephony like Asterisk, openSIPS, Kamailio. and FreeSWITCH? We often want to pretend that what we do not understand "new disruptive ideas and services," i.e., social media and open source telephony... they cannot possibly be taken seriously, right?   One response to open source impact on overall communications industry recently included, "We view these solutions as helping to expand the overall market for VoIP by increasing awareness and enabling new applications to be envisioned..."   Is it true?
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