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

SIP Trunks and Whaaaat???...Gateways...but not SBCs?

Back in March, I wrote a blog about the PSTN sunset. But in reality legacy technologies are still in use.  I know this since...

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Waiting on the Channel

Whether it is TPX CEO Richard Jalkut or other channel executives, providers are impatiently waiting on the channel to jump off...

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Solving the Data Analytics Skills Gap

Data analytics is doing absolutely amazing things for companies... Recently, Vodafone worked with a venture-backed company Celonis to improve efficiency. The results...

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Don't Judge the Microsoft Surface Pro by its Reviews

Disclosure: we use an iPad Pro and iPhone and a Microsoft Surface Book on a daily basis so you can see we...

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Fax Still Going Strong

Last week, I had the pleasure to meet with most of our Japanese fax customers in Tokyo.  Fax, like many PSTN...

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2 Blockbuster Deals

The VADs (value added distributors) are feeling the pinch of the growth of cloud, SAAS, SD-WAN, managed services - amid the...

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The Accordion Channel Strategy

An Accordion is a musical instrument that is stretched and squeezed while the piano like keys are played. A better analogy...

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Cogent Communications Multi-National ISP Success Story

July 15, 2015


Cogent Communications was founded by David Schafer in 1999, the same year as my first IP communications company Super Technologies, Inc. But, a real success story, Cogent Communications almost immediately acquired 13 other companies such as Allied Riser, PSInet and NTT/Verio server division over the next three years, 14 billion in capital for 16 million dollars. It has grown from a couple 100 On-Net buildings to 1500 and points of presence to 800. For those not familiar with the term "On-Net," that means Cogent has fiber in those 1500 buildings.

Wholesale bandwidth and colocation are two of the telecommunications buzz phrases that bring to mind Cogent Communications.

Outsource Network Monitoring to Trusted Experts

July 7, 2015

Listening to Douglas Mauro, CEO and founder of TruePath Technologies, whose company is trusted with their network monitoring tools for the Verizons, Vonages, AT&T, makes me realize more than ever that businesses need to outsource as many tasks as they can to the experts in those task areas, so crucial time and effort can be spent on what the business is meant to provide in the first place! Why take care of things like network monitoring in-house? Leave it to the experts.

Alphonso Jackson, who served as the 13th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), once said, "The other part of outsourcing is this: it simply says where the work can be done outside better than it can be done inside, we should do it."

Serve Powerful PBX Market in the Cloud via Wave-Tel

May 18, 2015

Wave-Tel's CTO and Business Development Director explain why offering an IP PBX in the cloud is so attractive to small businesses; therefore, there booth was one of the most popular at International Telecoms Week in May 2015. Telcos and IP communications entrepreneurs quickly understood the benefits such as save more money, offer more features such as call recording and encrypted voice, and gain and retain more customers. 

 
Wave-Tel is based in London, UK since 2009. They deal in international wholesale (Voice, SMS and data services), VoIP telephony services, SIP Trunks, virtual numbers and application (web/mobile) development for their 5000 valued clients and business partners.



Contact them now and look forward to seeing them at ITEXPO West, October 6 - 8, 2015 in Anaheim, CA.






Unified Communications A.K.A. Connected Work

May 5, 2015

GetVoIP shared their much-awaited "Top 50 UC Experts to Follow in 2015" list. A majority of people in my social networks online and offline have no idea what Unified Communications is nor how it can help them reach their * goals.

Recently, I explained what it is to a group of business people who are not involved in IP communications business. One of the responses was, "Oh, that sounds like Skype.

The Thrill and Fear of Connected Cars

October 3, 2013

The Connected Cars World conference series in North America and Europe attracted my attention in 2012 after I interviewed Canadian Mercedes-Benz Dealership Owner Jeff Mierins. He talked about the experience of testing a connected car and all the cool features such as remote key-less ignition, back-up cameras, and stolen vehicle tracking. This sounded cool and scary. (Just do a "CTRL F" for "Mercedes" at DIDx podcasts or at DIDx Tech iTunes' podcasts.)


One of the sponsors of the Connected Cars World conference series was Parks Associates.


Avoid Draw Dead Business as Usual - Choose ITEXPO

August 23, 2013

Stop tapping out! The real odds of anything we want to happen increase with taking actual action. Existential philosophers say, "To not choose is still a choice." ITEXPO events (conferences and exhibitions) are real opportunities to do an about face from business as usual. Thousands of people with whom to develop business, share information, buy and products and services, and socialize.

The Politics of WebRTC

August 9, 2013

WebRTC, it provides the most potential for innovation and new business on the web, some say. The web does need a B12 shot. Wired magazine tops even Popular Science, the Geekspeak and VUC podcasts, and the Tuesday, Saturday and Sundy New York Times for some of my favorite news and information. The August 2010 issue had a highly provocative cover stating "The Web is Dead."

Linux Foundation Embedded Solutions Director's Case for Open Source and Connected Car

June 17, 2013

The car of 2013 is different from the one I learned to drive, a 1974 Ford Maverick with rear federal bumpers, aluminum wheels and an AM/FM radio. Beginning with a couple of audio podcasts showcasing Mercedes Benz and Ottawa-based Star Motors dealership, my research of the "connected car" has been unbelievably exciting. My most recent audio podcast interview is with Rudolf Streif, Director of Embedded Solutions at The Linux Foundation. According to the world's most talked about open source organization, people expect the same connectivity in their cars as they do in their homes and offices.

Business Video and Queen Lead Guitarist Brian May

June 17, 2013

"A good video can make all the difference," says Brian May (Ph.D. Astro-Physics and Queen lead guitarist). Such is true for business!

Even if you are like me, and you prefer to read communications, video still is the most remembered.  The more senses used in absorbing info, the more we engage and retain.

Toogethr Founder Voorzanger on Peer to Peer Transport and Connected Cars

June 13, 2013

Many thanks to Connected Cars Conference scheduled June 25 - 26, 2013 in Amsterdam for introducing Martin Voorzanger founder of startup Toogethr to DIDX podcast channel. Toogethr offers support that facilitates the popular peer-to-peer transport (car sharing) idea in new and better ways than ever. In an audio podcast interview, Mr. Voorzanger explains how Toogethr works, how it fits into the Connected Cars industry, where connected cars may take us in the future, and what are current and realistic trends.

(Click to listen to the 9 minute connected car audio podcast interview with Mr. Voorzanger.)

Toogether wants to make mobility more social, more fun, and more lucrative for all involved.

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