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

Phone Companies, Channel and Other News

Considering my client has been waiting 2 months to port DIDs from an AT&T PRI to Birch POTS lines, no kidding...

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InfoVista and Ipanema Technologies Poised to Enable New Carrier Services

The WAN optimization market is expected to more than double in size from 2014 to 2019 eventually hitting $12.1 billion according to...

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Charter Bulking Up

Charter bid on TWC before Comcast. Comcast wasn't going to get past regulators. Charter is hoping that they will with 2...

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Schneider Electric: More Software and the IoT to Reshape Data Center Design

There is a macro trend of moving proprietary hardware systems to open systems and moving hardware to software – at this point,...

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ITW Leads the Way Helping Wholesalers Identify New Revenue Streams

A few weeks ago I attended International Telecoms Week (ITW), an annual gathering of the global wholesale telecommunications community. This is...

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HP's March into Simplifying NFV

Arbitrage is one of the great opportunities which presents itself repeatedly in tech. In the nineties, something called international callback allowed am...

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Independence IT, The Multivendor Desktop-as-a-Service Company

The cloud is the answer – what was the question? That seems to be a common tech theme these days and for...

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AudioCodes' Alan Percy on SIP and Unified Communications

January 29, 2013


"Folks say, 'I've got a SIP-based contact center, and I've got a SIP-based PBX. They are both SIP, so they should just be able to plug right into each other."

 

Right? But AudioCodes' Alan Percy says, "The answer is often 'No.' Behind all that ... the SIP specification is a product of IETF which is the Internet Engineering Task Force.

Sharing Experience with First Computer Purchase

January 15, 2013

My freshman year Introduction to Computers class professor told me I had no future in computers and not to take the class again. I was depressed for several weeks. Then, I saved up until I could buy my own computer. I bought a Tandy 1000 HX which had a 3.5" floppy instead of a 5.25" one.

Need Eight Arms to See Social Media ROI nbm

December 17, 2012

What keeps so many companies from using social media? The boss asks important questions, "Where’s the ROI of social media? Why should I gamble my marketing team's time? How do we make the most out of the world's vast volume of digital data in the area of social media?" 

 

Oktopost, a hot, new social media marketing platform for business looks like it fits the "effective use of social media" bill.

Greg Giagnocavo from the Classroom to Communications over Internet Innovation

December 11, 2012

ITEXPO East and West are events that not only place us amongst scores of productive business and technical development opportunities, but they also introduce us to some of the most inspiring technology and communications entrepreneurs and thought leaders. For example, does anyone remember Classroom Connect in 1994, a really cool educational startup with a website? I do. I was a teacher, and I discovered their website after I bought a Tandy computer, a phone line, and a dialup Internet account that year for my 8th grade English and Gifted Studies classroom.

Free Phone Calls from USA to Mexico and Canada via Credo Mobile?

November 16, 2012

Something like that! USA mobile phone users are used to unlimited calling nationwide on mobile service plans, but add unlimited calling from USA to Mexico and Canada, and you've got a dream come true for at least ** 1.6 million Canadian immigrants and at least * 12.7 million Mexican immigrants who live in USA. This does not count in the number of people who are not immigrants who need to call either country for personal or business reasons. The Credo Mobile announcement was made on November 5, 2012: "In keeping with its progressive values, CREDO Mobile announced today that calls made from the U.S.

Sprint Velocity's Tim Johnson on Connected Vehicle and Mobile Opportunities

November 9, 2012

M2M and connected vehicle technology are significant topics because of the positive potential for increasing revenue and exciting diversification of services but also of retaining customers and making their lives more productive and convenient in one of their favorite places ... their cars. I jumped at the opportunity to interview Tim Johnson, Sprint Velocity's Global Business Development Manager, who is also a Connected Cars Conference presenter on November 13, 2012 in Dallas, Texas. Stream it by clicking here and clicking at the end of the description where it says "Download" at the end, or download it here to practically any mp3 player and listen offline even.

Images of ITEXPO West 2012 Internet Protocol Everything Imaginable

October 30, 2012

A flurry of activity ... business development and technical collaboration discussions were in every space at ITEXPO West 2012 and its many co-located events in Austin, Texas. I managed to catch a few on camera. I am still not through following up with those I met for great social media as well as other types of business projects.

Submit M2M Case Studies for M2M Evolution Conference

October 23, 2012















After a few audio podcast interviews with industry M2M service provider leaders and participating in M2M events in the past two years, I have developed an avid interest in the topic. Following are links to those podcasts and detailed guidelines to submit case studies for the M2M Evolution Conference scheduled for January 29 - February 1, 2013 in Miami Beach.


1. Talk with Thingworx CEO

 

2. Talk with Raco Wireless President John Horn



The robust M2M conference program will focus on topics that inform and educate the audience of the latest and greatest technologies, current and future regulatory policies, new verticals, new applications and all of the hottest topics in the Machine-to-Machine Industry.




















Live Demonstrations and Interactive Experiences at Connected Cars Events

October 10, 2012

That Ford F150 that TMC gave away during ITEXPO West last week in Austin was beautiful. Thanks to the sponsors: Taqua, Airespring, GFI, Broadview Networks, SageMCom, Audio Codes, and XKL. Since meeting with several automobile dealership owners based in Ottawa, Canada and recording audio podcasts with Mercedes and Honda ones, I have become a fan of how IP communications and M2M type technologies are slipping into the newest car models. They are becoming more connected than ever in ways that please and put us in awe.

Don't Stop ITEXPO Momentum, Head to Comptel this Weekend Next

October 5, 2012

Elena and I found ourselves surrounded by real gems at ITEXPO West this week in Austin, Texas. Our neighbors to the left were the SpiceWorks and their lovely lounge just for exhibitors and also the awesome team who produce ITEXPO events, TMC (The Marketing Corporation) were nearby. In the same row are some great industry friends ... IPsmarx, SIPROUTES, and Reve Systems.
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