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
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IBM, Mitel, Wearable Tech round out Latest ITEXPO News

Its been an amazing ITEXPO so far - wow. In case you missed some of the happenings from day 1, here are...

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3 Reasons UC Deployments Fail

Just getting ink on a Unified Communications deal is just the beginning. So many deployments go wrong or worse the company...

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Small Cells are Key to Attracting and Keeping SMB and Large Enterprise Customers

By: Peter Bernstein, TMCnet Senior Editor

To say that operators of macro-cellular physical networks are facing all type of challenges these days would be an understatement.  These range from spectrum scarcity issues, competitive pricing pressures, the need to build out LTE networks ASAP as platforms for new services and to meet the insatiable appetite of users for things like streamed and real-time video, getting ready for the Internet of Things (IoT) etc.  They also are busy figuring out how to keep users, particularly enterprise users on their smart devices always and all ways on their networks in an increasingly fickle world where alternatives abound, including for value-added traffic lost to Over-the-Top (OTT) providers.  

It is to keep enterprise customers on the mobile service provider networks for enhanced services that good in-building wireless solutions are seen as both a powerful business tool and a competitive advantage.  This is particularly true when it comes to retaining small-to-medium business customers (SMBs).

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Changing the SIM game

The iPad Air 2 with Wi-Fi + Cellular models comes with a SIM  that “gives you the flexibility to choose from...

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WebRTC and the Enterprise

I was reading an article titled, “How WebRTC can serve the Enterprise” but when I originally saw the headline I thought...

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Jeff Pulver, Andy Abramson, Craig Walker, Alon Cohen, Mike Tribolet, Andy Voss and Danny Windham at ITEXPO Next Week

Panel to celebrate 20 years of IP communications/VoIP and discuss its future. Next week at the 29th ITEXPO, I get the pleasure...

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Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes on Importance of Bringing Ultra-Broadband to Africa

By: Peter Bernstein, TMCnet Senior Editor

It may be almost cliché to say we live in a global economy, but many times when globalization is discussed the focus is on developed and emerging markets and not that often, if at all, on under-developed regions.  In fact, in the past few years until the recent drop in oil prices, much of the financial community’s and economic development interests has been focused on the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa).  This leaves out not just most of South America, but the promising rest of Africa which contains a wealth of rare minerals and other natural resources waiting to be literally and figuratively mined.

However, for most of the African continent countries to move from under-developed status, along with toward political stability and having a educated citizenry, infrastructure needs to be in place which it currently is not. This means not just giving the populace access to clean water and energy, but in a digital world ubiquitous and affordable access to businesses and individuals to high-speed broadband communications is now not just a foundation but a pre-condition that is essential for moving ahead.  

In this regard it is enlightening, refreshing and significant that Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes recently wrote a corporate blog stressing the company’s interest in working with governments and commercial interests to help accelerate economic development across the continent.  This about not just about the Oscar winning movie of several years ago “Out of Africa”, but is also about around, into and across Africa. 

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Outside of Your Box at CommunicAsia with Successful Systems like Joget Workflow

June 13, 2011

Tien Soon. Law is the co-founder of Joget Workflow, an open source workflow managment system that is simple to use, with no license fees, and it supports many of mobile platforms even. He spemcializes in technical consulting. The group started this project about 19 months ago. He and we will be at CommunicAsia 2011 along with Nokia and 100s of exhibitors and 1000s of other types of participants.

Interview with FiberHome International's Jason Wang on Carrier Trends

June 1, 2011

Listen to the podcast and/or read the transcript with a bit of information on "optical communications" and "intelligentization."

Questions and topics and the discussion results:

1. Would you tell us a little bit about yourself, your background?

Highlights of Jason Wang's reply: FiberHome International is a subsidiary of FiberHome Group which is responsible for the oversea market developments. I am responsible for the customer pre-sales and customer support ... also marketing development, network architecture and analysis.





Video Demo: Searching for IP Communications Movers and Shakers Like you on TelecomYou

May 30, 2011



Linkedin is great for discussions, groups, and connecting with professionals you know and want to know,  but most of all, the recommendations feature shines above all other business/social networking platforms. Facebook is excellent because it enables us to get to know our potential and current business partners (vendors, friends, and customers). But being heavily involved in the telecommunications industry for the past 12 years, http://www.telecomyou.com holds the promise for developing business with those you currently know well, but also the movers and shakers on the other side of the world that may seem out of your touch on platforms such as Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Digg, etc. 

Our company Super Technologies, Inc. and many 1000s of others who I talk with throughout the year have gained surprising successes via TelecomYou. I believe in sharing "the wealth," so I am recording short 1-2 minute demonstration videos to show how to use TelecomYou. This is the first of the series. 



A Little Greek Conversation and Chinese Electronica Video Editing Project

May 27, 2011

There's something exhilarating about learning to do something new. Even one's first production makes the heart race with pride. I remember the first time I successfully coded in BasicA ... a Sorry game at age 18 during an Introduction to Computers class at a junior college ...

Changing the Proprietary, Closed, and Almost Secretive Phone Network

May 23, 2011

 Picture is from 2600 Hertz Pproject Team.p



Almost every morning between 4 and 6 AM, I read, listen and watch GigaOm, TechCrunch, TMC, RCR Wireless and Voip, Geekspeak.org, and various blogs and video channels. After reading a post by Stacey Higginbotham at GigaOm, I asked entrepeneur and business owner Darren Schreiber to let me record a talk with him that I could share with the public online. He is co-founder and CEO of 2600 Hertz.

Podcast to listen to: 2600hz.mp3


Topics discussed and a summary of the transcript:
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Professor Hans Von Puppet Pontificates on Green Technology

May 19, 2011

Work is fast-paced and chaotic in 2011, isn't it? But ... take a few minutes here and there to do something fun with a friend in business. That's what I did with Professor Von Puppet.

Wow, Ruckus Wireless is Everywhere ... even Convergence India

May 19, 2011

Want to have more opportunities to find ways to monetize your IP communications? Participate as actively as possible in conferences and exhibitions that put you in directly in contact with people and organizations that will complement your business growth and reputation.
A great example of a company who does this well is Ruckus Wireless who was even at Convergence India that took place in New Delhi, India in March 2011. They are everywhere ...

A Song for Unified Communications

May 14, 2011


Okay, so you could call it a Somewhere over the Rainbow spoof, but I was playing around with writing lyrics for different companies' marketing and advertising projects including our own (Super Technologies, DIDX, Techistan, etc.) and a friend of mine Jamesopera said he would sing this one.

You'll also see guys and gals from different companies in the video who have something to do with Unified Communications ... which is the topic of this video: Avaya, TMC, D2 Technologies, Inc., Paetec, Telefonica, Comtel-Networks, Nokia, Shoretel, Turktel, Phone.com, Iotum Corporation, Cisco, fring, Siemens, Mitel, IceWarp, Radvision, etc.

Here are the lyrics:

Anywhere throughout the Internet
Way out there
Lie the goals that you made up
Once in a first class seat (a few sheets to the wind in the Cloud)


Everywhere despite lack of spectrum
Videos, voice, and text stream seamlessly
Over every device that you wished for
Text could even be converted to VM ...







I Like Cluecon for its Fair Representation of Many Open Source Platforms

May 13, 2011

ClueCon is scheduled August 9-11, 2011! Lots of great things are in the works and the Cluecon Team wants to keep you informed. They are happy to announce that they will once again be giving away laser-engraved iPads and Macbook Pro. Book by July 4th to improve your chances of winning!



Remember Net Meeting? Now Microsoft has Skype

May 12, 2011

On the second Tuesday of May 2011, the planet’s biggest software business disclosed it had begun an agreement to buy the Luxembourg-based entity who created possibly the Internet’s hottest Web-based phone service ever. What price did Skype go for … to Microsoft? Eight point five billion!

Results of a survey of various people from different walks of life regarding the new decade’s most exciting online purchase:

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