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Unfortunately though, many large enterprises are unable to take advantage of advances in technology due to old or outdated infrastructure and ICT technology silos.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

Corrections to an Article on Acquisitions of CommPartners

May 10, 2011

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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 http://www.voip-info.org 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.







Techistan-sponsored SIP Survey of IP Communications' Companies Results by Graham Francis

April 5, 2011























Hot results of Techistan-sponsored, DIDX-inspired @MrSip's professional, neutral and fair, well-prepared and executed The SIP School SIP Survey is out and published! The data was gathered online and face to face ... before, during and after Enterprise Connect, a conference held in March 2011 in Orlando.

One UK CEO stated, "I have a contact in a large service provider company that has told me, he's never been so busy taking SIP Trunks out of customer sites and replacing them with ISDN lines."

What?????

"We've seen similar results - basically "across the board" issues from codecs to NAT traversal issues. Call transfer and faxes are the two big surprises too.



























Failure, It is Anyone's Fault but Mine

April 4, 2011

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When The Times invited several eminent authors to write essays on the theme "What's Wrong with the World?" Chesterton's contribution took the form of a letter: "Dear Sirs, I am. Sincerely yours, G. K. Chesterton."


It's been a while since I posted anything on this, one of my blog areas, that of http://blog.tmcnet.com.

Cloud Computing Compliments Cold Climates

January 10, 2011

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The title's a tongue twister for your practice.

I know it's cold when certain things add to the slight clutter on my work desk or netbook bag: gloves, scarf and Burt's Bees Beeswax lip balm with clove oil. The temp in Pensacola got as low as 31 degrees Fahrenheit this morning. Shivers ... brrrrrr.

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