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Unfortunately though, many large enterprises are unable to take advantage of advances in technology due to old or outdated infrastructure and ICT technology silos.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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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!



Filipino History Teacher and Movie Writer Insight on IP Communications

July 24, 2011

Chock Encabo is a teacher of history and is based in Muntinlupa City, Philippines. He is one of many professionals around the world that I will interview to find out and share goals and accomplishments and to see how any IP communications or social networks can help gain more success. This is no ordinary history teacher. He has written the script for a thought-provoking, popular, independent movie that was produced by Arlyn Dela Cruz. He was referred to me by Jose Encabo when I posted a public request on my social networks, "Put me in contact with inspiring people in the areas of art, science, technology, or business who are from the Philippines." (Jose Encabo, the person who connected me to Chock, is the business development manager of DS2, a European company that provides wholesale Internet over power line solutions.

Applications Today Do Not Work in Isolation Says Venky

July 14, 2011

How do we best meet people and organizations online and in person to do business with? As my readership and networks know, my favorite ways are via social networking sites and face to face conferences, exhibitions, and meet-ups. I was desperately searching via Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook for as many people as possible who were participating in CommunicAsia 2011 because once I arrived in Singapore, I wanted a full agenda of promising opportunities. One of the first to reply was Venky from Plivo which resulted in plans to record an audio interview for you to eavesdrop on podcast.

CommunicAsia was great except for one unfortunately embarrassing incident in the press lounge, but I've got enough integrity ...

The Real Social Network mig33, An Interview with Chris Chandler

June 29, 2011


What a pleasure to meet Chris Chandler, VP of Business Development at mig33 during Mobile Monday Singapore meetup in the popular Rupee Room! Mr. Chandler is also the founder of MoMo Singapore. (Pictured are Chris Chandler of mig33 and also Martti Ranin, President of Mobile Monday Services.)

The first mig33 team member I met was Mohit Gundecha, the head of India operations and director of business development during a Jeff Pulver Breakfast in March 2008. I knew at that time that mig33 was on its way to being a major player in the social networking space after a discussion with Mohit about how fast the newbie was growing in popularity ...


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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