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

NFV Vendor Challenges Part 2

How will the software in NFV networks interact? Via a Management and Orchestration (MANO) layer.

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Rapport Open APIs Increase Employee Productivity

By: Richard Hatheway, Director, Enterprise Communications Product Marketing, Rapport for Large Enterprise, Alcatel-Lucent

What is one of the biggest factors affecting employee productivity today? Recent studiesby the National Business Research Institute and the Pew Research Center indicate that not having the right technology tools to do their jobs is one of the most critical. From something as simple as having a cell phone to as advanced as having a customized app, having the right tool provides employees with a productivity boost.

Unfortunately though, many large enterprises are unable to take advantage of advances in technology due to old or outdated infrastructure and ICT technology silos. In addition, being locked in to one technology vendor often stymies the enterprise from being able to update the tools necessary to increase employee productivity.

For instance, something as simple as developing and deploying a new app is often a frustrating experience, as the enterprise must submit a request to the technology vendor for a new app to be developed, then wait until the vendor adds it to their development queue before finding out when to expect it. This often takes months, if not longer.

In the meantime, instead of waiting for the new app, many employees take the “shadow IT” route. They download rogue (i.e., non-IT-supported) apps that will allow them to move forward with at least some of the functionality they seek, even without IT support. While this work-around may provide some degree of productivity enhancement for the employee, wouldn’t it be better if the enterprise was able to either plug in existing best-of-breed third-party apps or develop and deploy its own apps without having to wait for a vendor to become involved?

Alcatel-Lucent thinks so, which is one of the reasons our new solution, Rapport™ for Large Enterprise, is generating so much interest. Rapport is a private cloud-based communications and collaboration solution designed specifically for the large enterprise.

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Versay Solutions Moves to Support the Omnichannel World

A company known for professional services in the contact center – Chicago-based Versay Solutions has more recently applied its skills in analytics...

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Splice Software Uses the Power of Analytics to Expand its Product Line

Big data and analytics have had a huge impact on numerous spaces and certainly marketing is one of these areas. Perhaps the...

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Jet.com The .Good the .Bad and the .Ugly

The .GoodI’ve been using Jet.com for a few weeks and so far I have found the selection to be about 20-30% of...

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VoicePIN Voice Biometrics Brings New Tech to Phone and Apps

The biometrics market has been around for decades but never achieved widespread acceptance until after Apple rolled out TouchID. Laptop makers...

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Lasers are the Future of Drone Fighting

I’ve been among the first people to realize how drones can be a major problem for security in the world. In February...

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FreeSWITCH™ always open

April 27, 2009

News from Perry Nalevka on Gvdialer for Google Voice

April 20, 2009

Just got an email from Perry Nalevka that MobileMax has a new masterpiece, the GVdialer for Google Voice. In fact, it is the first mobile application for Google Voice. You can try it for 30 days. 

GVdialer is the first mobile application for Google Voice, supporting iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Microsoft, and Symbian.

They support Google Voice's greatest features like:

AT&T, FCC, Mobilink, Playboy and more at 4G Wireless 2009

April 17, 2009

Couldn't help but share with you the confirmed keynotes and thought leaders to speak at 4G Wireless World, Sept. 15-18, 2009 at Chicago's McCormick place!

Just a short list of our confirmed keynotes and thought leaders, that will serve to draw this key audience, already includes: AT&T, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, Clearwire, Sprint, TeliaSonera, Telstra, Samsung, Qualcomm, Motorola, Federal Communications Commission, Comcast, Mobilink, MTV, Playboy, Enforta, Cisco, Alvarion, Nokia Siemens Networks, Ericsson, 3G Americas, Cablevision, Cox Communications, Time Warner, RIM, and many more!!

Visit http://www.4gworld.com for more information or call at 617-259-2316 or jsellazzo@yankeegroup.com, to become part of the success at 4G World! By taking the next step and becoming a sponsor and/or exhibitor you are insuring your marketing dollars and efforts will generate clear return on your investment.

Tell them Suzanne from *DIDX and Monetizing IP Communications sent you.

*DIDX is a media partner for 4G World.



EU to Force Wireless Carriers to Cell Phone VoIP?

April 16, 2009

Snom is Smokin' Hot!

March 20, 2009

Busy, mad, fast, furious, happy busy, and so I've been gone for 17 days deep in Super Technologies and DIDX work. But! I must write this morning. Why? One word, snom.

First, snom (who are at the VoiceCon in Orlando this week) has made the smart move and is launching the IP Phones Channel on TMCnet. If you want to be a part of the most energetic, intelligent, and visionary IP communications encyclopedia and marketplace, launch your own Channel on TMCnet. Contact Anthony Graffeo today.

snom technology AG develops and manufactures Voice-over-IP (VoIP) telephones and related equipment based on the IETF open standard, SIP (Session Initiation Protocol).



Symbian Madness

March 3, 2009

Skuku and other Mobile VoIP Applications Avoid Roaming

March 1, 2009

Paul Deane and I met Ziv Rotblit of Skuku (only 3 months old and already serving 20 countries) at GSM in Barcelona this year. Their services lets you turn your PC into your cell phone anywhere in the world" is very accurate. They offer their users the added flexibility of staying in their home network with their own number and local plan prices no matter where they are in the world. 

Essentially, their technological breakthrough is the convergence of the GSM network and the Internet. They can help people traveling abroad save a lot of money on their roaming charges, but the beauty lies in the fact that they do it from their own cell number that doesn't change no matter where they are in the world. 

Skuku users can also receive calls and text messages directly to their number so there's no need to notify clients or business partners that they're traveling.



ISPCON, Never Again?

March 1, 2009

Entrepreneurs + VoIP = New Niches

March 1, 2009

Who's Taking over UK's 087 DIDs?

February 27, 2009

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