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

Target and Casper, Retail is now like Telecom

Retailers are now a lot like broadband providersCasper sells a mattress that rolls up and comes in a box and has rave...

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Merger Synergies and CX

Sonus is merging with GENBAND. Last year Sonus bought Taqua for $20M. The talk is all about synergies and higher EBITDA....

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Telecom Tidbits # 2457

Some help with Robocalls. Pass it along. Private equity firm, TPG, last year acquired RCN and Grande. Now they are grabbing...

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Is the Cisco VNI Right?

I come across many business plans that utilize the Cisco VNI, and these business plans and business often speak of it...

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What Happened to LinkedIn?

This week there have been two posts on my feed about "We can connect but don't spam me!" The discussion was...

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If Starting Today as an Agent

If I was starting my telecom agency today, what would I do? When I started in 1999, I was selling basically...

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The Rise of AI in Communications

Data, Data everywhere but not a byte to thinkData, Data everywhere buy why are the bytes not linked? As economical compute power...

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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

Website Value Calculator

July 15, 2009

Linkedin Contact Export in CSV Available

July 8, 2009

Telcos Attempt to Buy Hawaiian Telecom out of Bankruptcy

July 7, 2009

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 http://www.ruckuswireless.com, 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.

Interview Podcast with David Mandelstam, CEO Sangoma

June 29, 2009

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