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Why the Fax Isn't As Outdated As You Think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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Eavesdropping on Barcelona's 2009 GSMA Conference

February 19, 2009

What have I seen? What have I heard in a few discussions both as part of and ... our favorite... eavesdropping.

Skype will come pre-installed on Nokia cell phones that start with an "N."

Complaints about the same things: mobile pricing needs to be easy and transparent to understand for the consumer.



Who Would Want to Use Quickbooks on a Blackberry?

February 9, 2009

Yes, you can! I was thinking about Omar Chohan of SACS International, a DIDX partner, who I recently interviewed on their smart use of Blackberry RIM with their IP PBX. 

I opened Quickbooks online because it is time to settle 2008. I see that you can use Quickbooks view only on a Blackberry. Might come in handy if you're in the middle of an elevator speech to an angel investor and want to impress them with your balance sheet.

How to get started

You can browse and agree the beta agreement at  https://sc.accounting.quickbooks.com/Update/index.cfm?id=40

Open your Blackberry browser.

Select Go To... from the browser menu and enter: https://accounting.quickbooks.com/m

What CAN you do with it?
View read-only versions of: 
  • Accounts receivable and payable
  • Vendor, customer and employee lists
  • Bank account and credit card balances
  • Balance sheet and Profit & Loss reports
  • QuickBooks Online contact information, which works with your BlackBerry to make calls, create emails, and even look up addresses using GoogleTM Maps

Some advice given includes...
  • Enable style sheets in your browser settings
  • Set your browser font to 6 or 7 points
Happy monetizing.












Jon Arnold - Biggest Competition from Outside your Industry

February 3, 2009

Steven Johnson, President of inGate Up and Atom Like Me

February 1, 2009


I've been working in the lobby of Royal Palm Resort in Miami Beach since 5:30 AM. Love the free wifi and my trusty Starbuck's grande coffee of the day with 2 packets of natural sugar. A second person, a gentleman in a long-sleeved black t-shirt sits down to work on his laptop. I ask him, "You wouldn't happen to be here for a conference, would you?"

"Yes, ITEXPO," with a nice smile...


Mobile Monday Peer Awards 2009 Finalists! Including Fring

January 26, 2009

Mobile Monday Peer Awards 2009 Finalists!

January 26, 2009

VoIP Dead or Alive with Sheryl Breuker and CALLiFLOWER

January 4, 2009

VoIP デッドオアアライブ, Dead or Alive ~ Sheryl Breuker and Ken Camp "help people in technology find their passions, reach their goals, and soar to the stars."  On January 5, 2009 Monday at (GMT -08:00), be a part of the CALLiFLOWER free conference call and conversation hosted by Sheryl Breuker. VoIP, Dead of Alive.

This call will address what I think are tough questions, ones that we need to ask and answer truthfully... and it might help when the air gets hot and stuffy, that Robin Williams pay a visit to lighten things up a bit.

1. Do you truly and honestly believe VoIP is a vital, growing technology that's of any interest to customers?

2.





Lynda Starr, Member of Women in voIP on Facebook Speaks at ITEXPO

December 31, 2008

Evolving Business Models and IPTV
(SP-04)
Monday - 02/02/09,  3:00-3:45pm
Driven by competitive pressure and the promise of added average revenue per user, telcos are rolling out new IPTV services as quickly as possible. However, additional user revenue is only one piece of the potential returns from IPTV. The unique, ubiquitous nature of IP technology opens up an opportunity for IPTV providers to work more closely with web content providers, advertisers and technology vendors to develop new "mass customized" services that deliver more value from the network.

This session discusses how IPTV providers are evolving their business models to work more closely with others within the IP ecosystem, how content providers are adding value by tapping into the networks, how an open network infrastructure is critical to enabling this change, and, most importantly, how this all leads to differentiation and improved user experience.

Presented by:




 
Scott Heinlein
Service Provider Senior Marketing Manager
Juniper Networks

 
Lynda Starr
Account Manager
Vantage Communications










































Other presentations I have recorded in the past on IPTV:

Karen Campagna of Cisco at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKBZ_FX0GR8 and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81TxUz2vOiA

Zomma Mohiuddin, PTCL first in Pakistan with IPTV 












































Educate Yourself with Guru John Todd at ISPCON

December 22, 2008

By guest editors, colleagues, and friends of Suzanne: Anne Tredway and Bryan Coburn


Todd (the open source community director for Digium®.) keeps a modest demeanor throughout his presentations and discussions at ISPCON 2009 in San Jose, California despite our industry's recognition that Digium®. is the innovative force behind Asterisk®.

Watch and listen to one of John Todd's presentations at ISPCON in four video recordings.

1. An Introduction to Asterisk® at http://www.viddler.com/explore/suzannebowen/videos/15/




2. ISPs Control = Happiness at http://www.viddler.com/explore/suzannebowen/videos/16/

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Meltwater Media Monitoring Service Review # 2

December 11, 2008

There are many companies that provide media monitoring services, but Meltwater is a little different. I reviewed them last year on one of my other blogs and event tried their service. They stay in touch with you and do not ignore youre requests like many other media monitoring services do once they "have your money." This year they started a trainee program in Africa. It's an entrepreneurial school of technology. They offer scholarships.

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