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Unfortunately though, many large enterprises are unable to take advantage of advances in technology due to old or outdated infrastructure and ICT technology silos.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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Yearly Tradition of Predicting Etisalat's Legalization of VoIP

October 27, 2008

Nike Pairs up with Your Mobile Phone

October 14, 2008

Comparison Matrix of 7 Mobile VoIP Apps

October 14, 2008

Making Sense of FCC Access Rules and Regulations

October 8, 2008

$tizing telecommunications whether IP or not can be tough in an age where government regulation stifles growth, innovation, and taxes us to death. 

Have you and/or your accounting team gone nuts over things to do with Federal Excise, State Communications Tax, 499 USAC fees, and on and on and on?
So, let's make sense out of it! CCMI's Understanding Telco Access & Interconnection Conference scheduled for October 20 - 21, 2008 is a great way to do that.

- FCC attempts to completely rework access rules and regulations... including USF
- How intercarrier compensation works for local service 

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Android Developers Workshop at Mobile Internet World Boston

October 6, 2008

Yes! TringMe Makes the Top 200 startups of Asia on Red Herring

October 3, 2008

Interview with John Kenmuir of FaxSipit

October 3, 2008

GregBoehnlein at Astricon 2008 on Public Internet vs Private Network

October 3, 2008

Direct Inward Dialing, Not Termination is Where the $ is

October 3, 2008

Tons of people lately are emailing me asking for prices of DID/DDI on http://www.didx.net. The list of DID/DDI and the lowest rate is at http://www.didx.net/did, but even if one has only a wholesale research account (not in active mode), one can see a lot more, including choice of vendor, vendor quality 0-8, features such as number of channels and minutes included...

For example, USA DID are available in 244 area codes with prices ranging from 99 cent to $5.00 per month and as many as unlimited minutes and 20 channels. This range is available because the third party vendors choose how they wish to sell on DIDX giving buyers more than one choice.

Israel Incumbent Bezeq Files for VoIP Permit

October 3, 2008

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