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Unfortunately though, many large enterprises are unable to take advantage of advances in technology due to old or outdated infrastructure and ICT technology silos.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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Guangdong, China's Jessica Zhu and Vopromote at ISPCON

November 18, 2008

Zain Group CEO Beats Global Business Luminaries

November 10, 2008

Dr. Saad Al Barrak, CEO of Zain Group,  won CEO Middle East magazine's Telecom CEO of the Year award and Bespoke magazine's 2008 Visionary award last month in Durban, South Africa (where my friends and business partners Herman and Melinda Dewitt are.) Others who were nominated for the awards: Kingdom Holding's Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal; Coca-Cola's Chairman, Neville Isdell; China Exim Bank's President Li Ruogu; Shun Tak Shipping's Founder Stanley Ho and General Electric's Chairman, Jeff Immelt.

It "recently rebranded all its operations from Celtel to Zain on August 1, 2008. Africa customers make up two-thirds of Zain's total customer base." My colleague Rehan Ahmed was in Kenya (Nov. 2-7 to catch the predicted Obama win celebrations there for business re: DIDX) one of the countries where Zain was originally launched in 2006. We've been following this company from that moment to now and forward.

Why? As I have blogged before, they offer free roaming in 22 countries (out 190 possible on Earth).



Wireless Broadband: Conflict and Convergence

November 6, 2008

Using a reader-friendly approach that minimizes industry jargon wherever possible, the book Wireless Broadband: Conflict and Convergence clearly explains the business, regulatory, and technology issues of the future market for wireless services, covering:
• Broadband and the information society
• Drivers of broadband consumption
• Global wireless market analysis
• Broadband IP core networks
• Convergence finally arrives
• Contention and conflict: regulatory, political, financial, and standards





Who are the authors? Vern Fotheringham and Chetan Sharma! Check out some blogs and websites about them or belong to them...

Reduce cell phone bill and get more calls from important people

November 4, 2008

Want to monetize IP communications with Ireland?

November 2, 2008

Teletimes International Magazine Interview at Gitex 2008

November 2, 2008

Watch and listen to the interview with Khalid Athar of Teletimes International magazine at Gitex 2008 on Youtube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sV6nsPlZ1k.

Topics in this magazine give me and you a unique view of the world, especially us in the West but at the same the magazine does write on personalities, services, issues, businesses of the West and East and also the big picture, the world. Some titles in the magazine lately include:

Will saturation kill innovation
Has the clock struck 3G
Licensing of broadcast mobile TV service in the Emirates
IT workers hit hardest by offshore outsourcing
ITCN Asia 2008
PTCL revolutionizes communication with IPTV services
Dell seeks tremendous prospects in Pakistan's ...
Google bets on Android future
Turkmenistan Wireless Internet offer hints at end to state monopoly
Essar Global to invest $50 M in Kenya's mobile market
 













Save as much as 90% on global roaming: WorldSim at Gitex 2008

November 2, 2008

Highlight Good Vendors, Truth about the Bad

October 27, 2008

How Fring is Monetizing Mobile

October 27, 2008

Building and Monetizing the Open Mobile Economy

October 27, 2008

As the Internet and cellular mash-up, open models attract innovative mobile service entrepreneurs such as the ones noted on my other blog and its coments at http://suzanne.supertec.com/2008/10/response-to-my-request-to-compare.html. Open Mobile Summit is the deal space for the new mobile economy. It's scheduled for Nov 19-20, the week after ISPCON and VOICECON and it's in San Francisco.

  • Define your role in the open mobile ecosystem - and how you can profit in this new environment
  • Meet the key players from across the entire wireless industry - operators, handsets, software and services - plus Internet, mobile web and new entrants
  • Understand the 'open' agendas of wireless, software and Internet giants as they battle for control of the mobile Internet
  • Discover how Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, TeliaSonera, Orange, O2 and Vodafone plan to survive and thrive in the new wireless economy
Sign up at http://www.openmobilesummit.com/, and check out the "movie star list of mobile expert speakers" at http://www.openmobilesummit.com/speakers.aspx.
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