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
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IBM, Mitel, Wearable Tech round out Latest ITEXPO News

Its been an amazing ITEXPO so far - wow. In case you missed some of the happenings from day 1, here are...

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3 Reasons UC Deployments Fail

Just getting ink on a Unified Communications deal is just the beginning. So many deployments go wrong or worse the company...

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Small Cells are Key to Attracting and Keeping SMB and Large Enterprise Customers

By: Peter Bernstein, TMCnet Senior Editor

To say that operators of macro-cellular physical networks are facing all type of challenges these days would be an understatement.  These range from spectrum scarcity issues, competitive pricing pressures, the need to build out LTE networks ASAP as platforms for new services and to meet the insatiable appetite of users for things like streamed and real-time video, getting ready for the Internet of Things (IoT) etc.  They also are busy figuring out how to keep users, particularly enterprise users on their smart devices always and all ways on their networks in an increasingly fickle world where alternatives abound, including for value-added traffic lost to Over-the-Top (OTT) providers.  

It is to keep enterprise customers on the mobile service provider networks for enhanced services that good in-building wireless solutions are seen as both a powerful business tool and a competitive advantage.  This is particularly true when it comes to retaining small-to-medium business customers (SMBs).

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Changing the SIM game

The iPad Air 2 with Wi-Fi + Cellular models comes with a SIM  that “gives you the flexibility to choose from...

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WebRTC and the Enterprise

I was reading an article titled, “How WebRTC can serve the Enterprise” but when I originally saw the headline I thought...

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Jeff Pulver, Andy Abramson, Craig Walker, Alon Cohen, Mike Tribolet, Andy Voss and Danny Windham at ITEXPO Next Week

Panel to celebrate 20 years of IP communications/VoIP and discuss its future. Next week at the 29th ITEXPO, I get the pleasure...

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Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes on Importance of Bringing Ultra-Broadband to Africa

By: Peter Bernstein, TMCnet Senior Editor

It may be almost cliché to say we live in a global economy, but many times when globalization is discussed the focus is on developed and emerging markets and not that often, if at all, on under-developed regions.  In fact, in the past few years until the recent drop in oil prices, much of the financial community’s and economic development interests has been focused on the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa).  This leaves out not just most of South America, but the promising rest of Africa which contains a wealth of rare minerals and other natural resources waiting to be literally and figuratively mined.

However, for most of the African continent countries to move from under-developed status, along with toward political stability and having a educated citizenry, infrastructure needs to be in place which it currently is not. This means not just giving the populace access to clean water and energy, but in a digital world ubiquitous and affordable access to businesses and individuals to high-speed broadband communications is now not just a foundation but a pre-condition that is essential for moving ahead.  

In this regard it is enlightening, refreshing and significant that Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes recently wrote a corporate blog stressing the company’s interest in working with governments and commercial interests to help accelerate economic development across the continent.  This about not just about the Oscar winning movie of several years ago “Out of Africa”, but is also about around, into and across Africa. 

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List of IP Communications Related Videos on Metacafe

July 26, 2009

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

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

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July 15, 2009

Linkedin Contact Export in CSV Available

July 8, 2009

Telcos Attempt to Buy Hawaiian Telecom out of Bankruptcy

July 7, 2009

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