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

The Rise (Again, and again, and again) of Edge Computing

Where computing power resides is like a sin wave.  Just ebbs and flows from being centralized to being on the edge.  When...

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WWIII: Fight Between BigTech AI, Regulators and Lawyers is Coming

The EU's GPDR or allows General Data Protection Regulation which goes into effect next year includes a right to an explanation of decisions...

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EU GPDR Devastating to AI

Very important guest blog post originally found on Techzone360.Last September, a U.K. House of Commons committee concluded that it is too soon to regulate...

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Where is the Money in Communications Platform as a Service

How can today's wholesale carriers, operators and service providers meet the needs of those hanging on to PSTN and such while at...

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Where your UC solution should be is not the same for every business

There are quite a few debates about where a business Unified Communication solution should physically be located.  Should it be customer premise...

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CafeX Sees Call Center Converging with CRM

CafeX EVP Sajeel Hussain sees a convergence between the CRM space and contact centers and he's in a great position to know...

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External Battery Power Bank for Microsoft Surface Book

If you are looking for a large, external battery which can power a Microsoft Surface Book, we have good news for...

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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

Didn't Realize Online Banking around since 1995

June 28, 2009

Taking Your IP Communications Invention Seriously

June 28, 2009

Comparing Hosted VoIP Solution Features and Prices, Check IPSmarx

June 24, 2009

There's a limited time promotion on IPSmarx New Wholesale Softswitch that integrates call routing, SIP and H323 handling, advanced billing, client management, taxation, traffic shaping, CDR processing and advanced reporting in one scalable VoIP traffic exchange solution. 
You can take a tour of their new Wholesale Softswitch. To sign up for a free web presentation please email: misti @ to book an appointment.
They're offering the following Limited Time Bundle Packages through July 10th:
Start up Carrier Package
Designed for those who are entering the wholesale market for the first time who require an upgradable and cost effective solution.
Bundle starts from ... please contact.
Mid-Size Carrier Package
For carriers who are already in the business and have up to 5 million minutes per month.

Free Ground Shipping Sangoma Products at VoIP Supply

June 23, 2009

Call your Sangoma expert at VoIP Supply today and save big on shipping charges!
Sangoma provides quality hardware products that enable telephony applications including legacy PBX, IVR, auto attendant, next generation gateways, media servers and application servers.

Sangoma's unmatched voice optimized hardware is well-known in the Open Source PBX market. In fact, they raised the bar in TDM voice communications with on-board, Telco-grade, hardware echo canceller DSPs available on all Sangoma voice cards and the most optimized, scalable, cross-platform device drivers available.
Check out Sangoma's full line of analog telephony cards, digital voice and data networking cards, digital-analog hybrids and more.

Call a VoIP Supply sales representative at 800.398.8647 for more information re: Sangoma products including free ground shipping between 6/23/2009 and 6/29/2009! Products this applies to are on VoIPSupply website.

Sangoma and VoIP Supply are DIDX partners. We'll be adding our video interview here with David Mandelstam, President of Sangoma, in the press lounge of CommunicAsia in Singapore as soon my business partner Rehan Allahwala sends me the 30+ videos and 100+ photos I took while in Singapore.

Are you the next Entrepreneurial Idol?

June 8, 2009

Always on the lookout for the coolest events, services, products, people, and groups on the net and what a goldmine Open Silicon Valley Forum is!

Enjoy listening to Dilawar Syed, president* of Open Silicon Valley Forum on a recent DIDX podcast interview, share the exciting activities you can participate in at the Forum on June 13, 2009 in Mountain View, CA at the Computer History Museum across from the Google Campus. Mr. Syed serves as CEO of Yonja Media Group. He also commands an impressive professional background.

I list the last few companies.
- Member, National Finance Committee at Obama for America
- Head of Platform Business Strategy & Operations at

7.2 Billions of Dollars on Rural Stimulus

June 2, 2009

I met so many great companies at ISPCON 2009 in San Jose and IP Possibilities 2007 in Chicago who meet the strict criteria of those who would qualify to take part in the Rural Stimulus Programs, so let me get the word out.

Webinar: Winning Strategies for Rural Broadband Stimulus Programs
Sign up for the webinar.
Date: June 11, 2009
Time: 11:00am EDT

Wireless operators and municipalities and have a unique opportunity to leverage the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) which authorized the investment of $7.2 billion for broadband network infrastructure development in the US. This Webinar features a case study of one wireless broadband operator that recently secured RUS funding to build a WiMAX network in rural Georgia and Northern Florida. 

The Webinar will help applicants to understand how to integrate network planning and financial modeling to provide visibility and make strategic decisions regarding services, coverage and network requirements as they prepare broadband stimulus proposals.

Private Industry and Educational Institution Collaborate on VoIP

June 2, 2009

Carol Davids, Director of VoIP Activities and the ITM program at Illinois Institute of Technology, and Warren Bent, co-founder and Vice President of Business Development with InCharge Systems, were my guests this past week on the DIDX podcast channel. Carol shares with the listeners information about the Internet Telephony and Telecommunications courses at IIT and the 5th Annual VoIP Conference scheduled for Oct 28-29, 2009 in Wheaton, Illinois.

The IIT lab offers instruction and practice in VoIP, telecommunications, SIP, Asterisk, IP PBX and more. Check for more information such as a list of current and completed projects and a photo gallery at

Encryption with No Prior Shared Secrets

June 2, 2009

ZRTP is a protocol that does not require prior shared secrets. It doesn't need a public key infrastructure (PKI). What happens instead? Ephemeral Diffie-Hellman keys are automated at the beginning of each session start.
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