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John Myers

Hey all-

Welcome to my blog. The fine folks at the BeyeNETWORK™ have provided me with this forum to offer opinion and insight into the worlds of telcommunications (telecom) and business activity monitoring (BAM). But as with any blog, I am sure that we (yes we... since blogging is a "team sport"...) will explore other tangents that intersect the concepts of telecom and BAM.

In this world of "Crossfire" intellectual engagement (i.e. I yell louder therefore I win the argument), I will try to offer my opinion in a constructive manner. If I truly dislike a concept, I will do my best to offer an alternative as opposed to simply attempting to prove my point by disproving someone else's. I ask that people who post to this blog follow in my lead.

Let the games begin....

About the author >

John Myers, a senior analyst in the business intelligence (BI) practice at  Enterprise Management Associates (EMA). In this role, John delivers comprehensive coverage of the business intelligence and data warehouse industry with a focus on database management, data integration, data visualization, and process management solutions. Prior to joining EMA, John spent over ten years working with business analytics implementations associated with the telecommunications industry.

John may be contacted by email at JMyers@enterprisemanagement.com.

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July 2007 Archives

The first time that I heard Joe Nacchio speak he wanted all school kids to mispell the word "quest" with a "w" - Qwest. The next time I really took notice of Mr Nacchio he was the target of much ire from Qwest and USWest employees. Last week, Nacchio was sentenced in his insider trading case.

Al Lewis gives an view into the final moments of the hearing. Qwest and USWest employees give a little smirk after they read it. I just thought about the immortal poem "Casey at the Bat" by Ernest Thayer.

Technorati Tags: Telecommunications, Telecom, Joe Nacchio, Qwest, Casey at the Bat, Al Lewis

Posted July 30, 2007 8:00 AM
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Jeff Pulver is once again moving his VoIP vision forward. Carolyn Schuk takes a look at the new "participatory communications" path for Pulver's Free World Dial-Up (FWD).

With his Vonage efforts appear to be heading down a bumpy path, turning his FWD effort toward a "premium membership" model is interesting. The memberships aren't as capitalistic as Vonage rates, but they are a payment for a previously free service to enjoy "enhanced service". I wonder if this is inline with Pulver's Net Neutrality efforts.

Perhaps it is just a case of "NIMBY"

Technorati Tags: Telecommunications, Telecom, Free World Dial-Up, Jeff Pulver, Carolyn Schuk, Net Neutrality, VoIP

Posted July 27, 2007 8:00 AM
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Could the handheld GPS market be worried about what Nokia has planned for GPS?

Tarmo Virki's article talks about how Nokia is looking to improve their GPS performance and some in the handheld GPS market are starting to worry.

While I doubt that anytime soon my Garmin GPS will be replaced by a GPS enabled cellphone, I'm an interested in my potential ability to move forward with a "convergence" plan for my running electronics....

For those who may not see me running in Boulder County, I look a lot like a slow moving NASA probeā€¦ :) I have a Garmin GPS to know where I am and how slow I am going; a Polar heart monitor watch to know where my heart is/should be; a cell phone so that my wife can know where I am... if I answer...; and an iPod so that I can think of other places that I might be. I privately yearn for one device, but I am not really that excited about a $1000 price tag.

Technorati Tags: Telecommunications, Telecom, Nokia, GPS, TomTom, Garmin, Polar, iPod, Running Gear

Posted July 25, 2007 8:00 AM
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Dibya Sarkar wrote recently on the topic of Google unique approach to biding on FCC spectrum.

Google appears set to bid for the upcoming release of spectrum to protect for the average consumer. In other words, to keep it out of the hands of traditional telecoms. I find this interesting since they have placed conditions on how the government should handle the spectrum.

As usual, I applaud anyone who stands up for what they believe and/or puts their money where their mouth is.... And Google has most certainly put around $4-5billion dollars where their opinion is. But, can Google really put that much investment out for an open network in the same week that Wall Street starts asking harder questions about their business model?

It could either be the best land grab since Jefferson bought Louisiana or it could be beachfront property in Arizona.... :)

Technorati Tags: Telecommunications, Telecom, Google, FCC, Spectrum Bid, Dibya Sarkar

Posted July 23, 2007 8:00 AM
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So......... I usually don't "pimp" press releases, but I thought that this one deserved some notice.

The best hour on talk radio, in my opinion, has been the hour where Dan Patrick and Keith Olbermann talk about all topics on ESPN Radio. Now, Dan Patrick has decided to move on to other ventures relating to putting his unique style on all forms of telecommunication - radio, tv, Internet, etc.

While I applaud DP leaving the "nest" of ESPN, I cannot help but think that he is heading off to the same pastures that Frank DeFord is currently in after his departure from Sport Illustrated for the National in the 1990s.

Good luck DP. Please don't end up as the cranky, sports contributor to NPR of the 2010s.... :)

Technorati Tags: Big Show, Dan Patrick, Keith Olbermann, Frank DeFord

Posted July 20, 2007 8:00 AM
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