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Unfortunately though, many large enterprises are unable to take advantage of advances in technology due to old or outdated infrastructure and ICT technology silos.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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Service Wins over Price - Rate your VENDOR!

October 2, 2008

Fonality and Dell? Interesting

October 2, 2008

Men and Women are Monetizing IP Communications

September 30, 2008

It just appears that the women are a little quieter. John Cirner, co-owner of a successful CLEC and Talkmotion.com, and his colleagues, Max Glucksmann  (DIDX integrator) and I had dinner one night during Astricon 2008. John and his partner Savoi asked why there were so few women presenting at voIP conferences and why not have a Women in voIP discussion panel at conferences. The panel could vary in types of expertise and background.

Several women were and are still being suggested on my personal blog and on Facebook, including:
Karen Campagna of Cisco
Jenny Callicott of Celtrek and Global Roaming
Debbie Grasso of Paetec
Dunia Campos of UltraCall
Catriona Harris. Lynda Starr, and Ilene Adler of Vantage Communications (blog)
Jaymie Scotto of Jaymie Scotto & Associates
Anne Coulomb of Avaya
Gayle Wolski who is key to publicity of VoiceCon
Allison Smith of the IVR Voice
Ilissa Miller of Jaymie Scotto & Associates
Connie Terwilliger of Voice Over Talent (expert on the older ISDN and voice)
Carrie Hartford of IPSMARX
Carolyn Schuk, the voIP Princess
Sheryl Breuker who knows everyone in the industry
Katherine Bagin of AT&T
Ginny Hutchinson of SpeakEasy
Helen Robison of Clarus Systems


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Virtualization of Servers Webcasts: Value, Disaster Preparedness

September 30, 2008

What Do Conferences Do Right and Wrong?

September 26, 2008

After a whirlwind tour of global conferences in the past two years, I and many friends, colleagues, suppliers, clients and partners can easily elaborate on "Best Practices" and who's doing it right and wrong.

A list of the conferences that Super Technologies, Inc has sponsored, exhibited or presentated in and/or participated in any other way include: PTC, ITEXPO, EXPOComm, LinuxWorld, VON, Ecomm, CTIA Wireless, GTM, ITW, Interop Russia, Communicasia, Carriers World, Wimax World, ISPCON, CCMI, NXTcomm, Supercomm, Cluecon, Astricon, GitexITCN Asia with 127,000 attendees and 200 quality exhibitors, CEBIT, CES, Oman Conference, MECT, TCME Middle East, GSM 3G AfricaCOM, Voip China, and AsterConference. (I'll point to the corresponding URLs as soon as I have time. My flight is about to leave from Dallas.)

Voxitas' Elevator Speech at ITEXPO West 2008

September 24, 2008

Gandhi of Voxitas describes their nationwide SIP trunking service via the public Internet or T1 during ITEXPO West 2008.

Gandhi from Voxitas does a good job in giving a concise and specific elevator speech immediately understood. We met him at our ITEXPO West 2008 booth in Los Angeles. He states that Voxitas is  a nationwide SIP trunking provider, SIP trunking and T1 services. They can do voice over public Internet or over a dedicated T1 with voice prioritization and full quality of service.

Websites with good examples and tips for elevator speeches:
How to Craft an Effective Elevator Speech: http://www.creativekeys.net/PowerfulPresentations/article1024.html

Elevator Pitch (on Wikipedia):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elevator_pitch

Don't let it be the Teacher on Charlie Brown!
http://findinarticles.com/afpPk8Ubg/97036/Goodbye-Elevator-Speech.html

Free VoiceMail tool for as long as it lasts on Facebook to record your elevator speech.
http://suzanne.supertec.com/2008/01/facebook-voicemail-application-from-fwd.html















Stephen Wu Shows How Time = $ and Gotvoice Saves it!

September 22, 2008

GotVoice got my attention when I found their page on Facebook and saw them in the ITEXPO exhibitor list. In addition this year, I have traveled* 18 weeks of the app. 22 weeks in 2008, and time is money for me. 

How does Gotvoice work? 
1. GotVoice retrieves voicemail from your home, cellular and office phones 
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ITEXPO West 2008 Attendees Discuss voIP in Swahili

September 22, 2008

Unleash the Power of the Anywhere Network

September 21, 2008

Mobile Internet World 2008 "Unleashes the Power of the Anywhere Network" with Growing  Executive and Developers Program    Three-Day Conference Expands Agenda to Cover Mobile Internet Trends, Open Platform Development Standards, Mobile Transactions, and Ultra-Mobile Devices   BOSTON, MA -  Mobile Internet World 2008 - www.mobilenetx.com, the leading conference and expo for connecting the people, technologies and trends that will shape the future of the mobile Internet, has announced further developer and educational enhancements for the October 21-23 conference and expo, to be held at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.   The three-day conference, which includes keynote and networking sessions from a wide variety of industry thought leaders from companies such as Intel, Verizon Wireless, Google, Sprint Nextel, and Yahoo, has added opportunities for attendees and media to experience hands-on the latest application and service innovations available in the mobile Internet market. These include:   ·        The Mobile Web Developer Challenge, presented by Netbiscuits (www.netbiscuits.com), lead sponsor of the MIW Developers Summit. This groundbreaking event will feature some of the most exciting new applications available on over 5,000 device types, including games, portals, social networking and more. Developers will be competing for prizes worth over $40,000.
  ·        The Mobile Internet Innovation Awards, presented by Exchange Magazine (www.xchangemag.com).

DIDX Shares Video of Weiland Underground Party during ITEXPO West 2008

September 21, 2008

DIDX hosts this great party at Los Angeles' famous Weiland's Brewery and Restaurant Underground during ITEXPO West 2008 where around 50 successful IP communications companies and related field companies met to socialize and discuss new partnerships.  Jenny Callicott of Celtrek videos them describing what's up.

Some of the guests are Jeff Simonton and 2 lovely ladies of Time Warner TW Telecom, Bill Miller of Digium, Rehan Ahmed of DIDX virtually while at Carriers World in London, Angel Investor Val Babajov of Partners 1993, Jenny Callicott of Celtrek filming, Roberto Hernandez of BlueVisor, Douglas Kimani of Accents, Bob Emmerson of TMCNET and Electric-words.org, Peter Radizeski of rad-info.net and tmcnet, Max Schroeder of Faxcore, Rehman Sheikh of Billcall, Dennis Eodice of Alta MediaGroup, Michael Cardillo and Ronda Scheer of Sotel IP Services, Doug Makishima and Farshad Ghazi of D2 Technologies, Rich Tehrani one of the world's most respected IP communications gurus, and more. 

At ITEXPO East 2009 in Miami, we hope to have a party at Lucky Strikes Bowling Alley and Restaurant, a high-end location with great music, food, ambience... last year several enjoyed the spot: GlobalPops, Digium, TMCNET, Celtrek, and others with us. Let us know if you like this idea. It seems much easier to develop business and eventually monetize when you've had a chance to compete athletically and to cheer each other on, right? 



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