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

Breaking Rumor: Verizon to buy XO

Spectrum is the new beach front property according to Peter Radizeski @radinfo and he has a very reliable source which tells him...

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Momentum Trolls Windstream (Going Up-Market)

I received this email yesterday from Momentum with the letter attached (with far too much private info not blacked out.) "As...

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What to expect at MWC 2016

The biggest, baddest (and I mean that in the best way possible!) communications show on the planet, Mobile World Congress, is only...

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New Award Helps Attract Tech Workers in a Competitive Market

Developers in Silicon Valley last a surprisingly short nine months  It’s becoming clear that programmers are in short supply and demand is increasing rapidly, leaving small...

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Monday Morning Thoughts on Sales and Strategy

This testimonial for ANPI by an RLEC is worth listening to just to understand the thinking behind moving to cloud comms....

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Channel Partner Take-aways from CVX

Channel Vision Expo is collocated with ITEXPO. This year MSP Expo was also collocated and Microcorp's Partner learning experience was down...

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The Case for a Real-Time Application Delivery Controller

As the telecom infrastructure world moves to software, there are still “anti-pundits” that question the ability of software to scale and be...

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Paytoo Social Media Director Response to Square COO Stance on NFC

September 29, 2011

Image by lalunablanca via Flickr

Written by Guest Blogger Brandon Cook, Social Media Director at Paytoo

We at Paytoo agree with Keith Rabois’ stance on NFC (Near Field Communications) in his recent interview with GigaOM founder, Om Malik. In addition to Mr. Rabois’ many reasons why NFC will not work, we believe NFC’s feasibility issues begin with the business model and proposed allocation of profits. Too many players would have to get involved, including, but not limited to banks, telecom providers, network operators and handset manufacturers. 

Distributing profits amongst all these players and keeping everybody satisfied would be extremely complicated.



Women in Telecom Thank 360 Networks, Xorcom, AstraQom and DIDX

September 19, 2011

Get the women from your company together with women from other companies, and business development is assured! We prove it at every IP communications event we participate in.

How? There is an informal gathering of some very bright and powerful engineers, marketers, executive officers, business owners, and software developers that meet for breakfast at IP communications and technologies shows such as PTC, ITW, CTIA Wireless, 4GWorld, CommunicAsia, ITCN Asia, and GSMA Mobile World Congress. The most recent was at ITEXPO West 2011 in Austin.

Gen Y Twenty Somethings and Virtual Worlds

September 19, 2011

Finally, I'm following up on behalf of AstraQom.com today regarding Avaya's Technology on Tap presentations and reception during ITEXPO West 2011 in Austin, Texas! This is number one of several posts I'll share with readers. I haven't missed Avaya DevConnect's gathering at ITEXPOs in the past four years. It is usually the night before the first day of the Expo, a great way to mix, learn, and socialize among the innovators at Avaya and many who do business with them at the beginning of the conference.

One comment that echoes among my neurons is that of Avaya's Chris Lync: "3D visuals, avatars, and virtual worlds are second nature to millenials (also known as Generation Y)." In fact, ReadWriteWeb site notes that the number of users registered for virtual world sites broke the 1 billion mark during the third quarter of this year 2010, and half of them are under the age of 15. 

Myriad of Mobile ALM Advantages According to DeviceAnywhere's Leila Modarres

September 13, 2011

DeviceAnywhere, a privately held company in San Mateo, considered the industry leader in mobile application lifecycle management, was awarded the the 2011 Frost & Sullivan Global Customer Value Enhancement Award for being a pioneer in Mobile Application Lifecycle Management (mALM). DeviceAnywhere was presented this honor, not only because of its leading position in the mALM market, but also its demonstrated excellence in implementing strategies that proactively create value for customers. It is also actively participating in one of 2011's most exciting conferences and expos in Austin, Texas ... ITEXPO West, September 13-15th.

Help ITEXPO West Keep Austin Weird and Wonderful

September 3, 2011

Image by anjan58 via Flickr

I thought New Orleans is the eclectic city, my favorite place to feel history, go artsy, and dance like a maniac. The Big Easy does have the funky hip aura and plenty of humidity to keep your skin young feeling. But Austin? Austin is cowboy culture, but it's not redneck.

Extracurricular Social Events during ITEXPO West 2011

August 18, 2011

 Sept. 12, 2011 Monday

 7 - 9:30 PM ... Avaya Technology on Tap  Presentation and Reception

 Sept. 13, 2011 Tuesday

 8 - 9 AM ... Women in Telecom & Technology  Breakfast sponsored by AstraQom, and Xorcom at the Austin Convention Center | 500 E Cesar Chavez | Austin, TX 78701. RSVP on Twitter to Suzanne Bowen to join us and/or be a co-sponsor.

Forget Phone Numbers; Dial VIP by Name

August 16, 2011

Wall Concerts and Mobile Wallets are Things that Use DID

August 16, 2011

Just when we think the phone number (via direct inward dialing) is dead, gone, out of here, in comes really cool uses such as the wall concerts at Bloc Jam (which my friend Michel Vaillancourt at JKL 5 Group told me about) and mobile payments over DID via Paytoo mobile wallet beginning November 2010 with millions of users around the world. In this case, BlocJam is a musical improvisation game played via direct inward dialing, live from the street. When you call, you are given a sequence to compose your beats.

Once you have played around and created your composition, press the pound sign on your cell phone and there you go.

Irv Shapiro and Andy Abramson on Cloud Computing in English and Tagalog

August 9, 2011

Something that happens to me often is the realization that there is something I can do that will help and many of my friends and customers in business at one time. Since I started my new career with Astraqom, one of my favorite projects is business development and marketing for the PinoyKubo, a social network for Filipinos and Filipinas in The Philippines and abroad, but also people who just love the culture and maybe want to learn Tagalog. So ... two young men from Cebu asked me about cloud computing and the first thing I thought of was Andy Abramson talking with Irv Shapiro of IfbyPhone about that topic at an ITEXPO.

 



Defining Monetization Whether for IP Communications or Not

August 5, 2011

My husband shared this with me this morning. Thank you, Bob the Squirrel comic writer Frank Page. Not only did Michael share this comic with me which had us both laughing and feeling some kind of an epiphany, but he put this interesting thought together: "Monetization = the art of drawing out in people to be willing to pay for the same product, good, service or content you used to provide for free."

What are some ways that people are doing or could be doing that?

1. A donate button!



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