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

What is MANO and why do you need it?

MANO is a confusing topic.  What is it, why is it needed, and how do I get one?  First, let’s talk about...

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iPad Pro Keyboard is Really Poor

The iPad Pro is yet another extension of the iOS family. While some consider its release to be a sign of failure,...

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ISIS Brings Flip-Phone to Crowd-Sourced Cyber-Hacking Fight.

Its an interesting world we live in where a group like Anonymous which likely wasn't thought very highly has become a savior...

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What Would an IoT Service Provider Even Do?

Service providers are eager to jump on the IoT train because of the vast opportunities. But what kind of service would they even provide?

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The Business Case for IP Transformation: Is Your Business Ready?

By: Steve Blackshaw, IP Transformation Product Line Management, Alcatel-Lucent

Delivering successful change programs is a significant challenge. Undertaking a Readiness Assessment speeds the launch of new IP services, reduces risks and aligns corporate objectives with your program.

The Challenge of Change…a true story

So your company is planning an all IP network. The CTO is delivering technology roadmaps, the COO is assessing the service portals, and network designers have been architecting for eight months. The program is well underway and people are now starting to plan the migration.

So, you start to scope out the effort required to deliver migration and calculate that it requires hundreds of resources to manage a switchover. You approach engineering to secure the resources, and are informed HR is managing a release program, remunerating engineers to leave the company. The same engineers that you need to deliver your program!

Sound familiar?

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Stanislovaitis Kickstarter Campaign Proves VoIP is Not Dead

VoIP is dead? We think not because it plays an integral part in effective unified communications, Internet of things and more. Plus,...

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Mitel Analyst Event 2015 Live Blog #MitelNext

Mitel put on a nice event in Manhattan today. Wes Durow, CMO made a great presentation on where the company was and...

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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, 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,, 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:

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,, 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:

Corrections to an Article on Acquisitions of CommPartners

May 10, 2011

Image via Wikipedia

Bankrupt one year and purchased the next … that’s CommPartners’ Hosted Services to Momentum Telecom and its carrier side to Point1. Russian mobile giant with subscribers in South Asia, Russia, Africa and Middle East buys a tiny mobile sleeper.

Ask anyone in the Open Source and telecommunications community around the globe who CommPartners is? A typical answer would be, “Oh, they are the ones key to keeping going.” Another … “aren’t they based in Las Vegas?” CommPartners has had some all time lows including filing bankruptcy in 2010.

You Even Taught Scareware to Repent and Secure the Internet

May 6, 2011

Sometimes you and I just have to take time out to think, create and play a little. Here's the script:

Your video is so viral,

Millions of Memes have recommended it.

Years ago, you built a virtual city.

Now, more than 6 million Second Lifers live and work there.

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