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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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Andy Vuong wrote a good article yesterday about consolidation in the cable industry. Vuong talks about the drivers creating the conditions where cable operators could grow from their current customer and product bases to be some of the major telecom players.

I particularly liked this quote:

"Five years from now, I think there will be five major telecom providers in the United States," said Scott Chandler, managing partner of Franklin Court Partners, a Littleton-based telecommunications consulting firm. "At least two of those five will be cable companies."

It may very well be possible that in five years there are only five major telecom providers, but that seems a little short sighted. It reminded me of the following quotes:

“Everything that can be invented has been invented.” Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, US Patent Office (1899)

“640K ought to be enough for anybody.” -Bill Gates (1981)

Scott Chandler has probably neglected the concepts of wireless, the upcoming spectrum to be released when broadcast TV goes digital and the entreprenuerial nature of the telecommunications industry when technical advances catch the attention of the consumer. Then again, Chandler might have made the quote for the "shock appeal"... I am blogging about it... :)

Technorati Tags: Telecommunications, Telecom, Cable, Consolidation,
Andy Vuong, Charles H. Duell, Bill Gates, Scott Chandler

Posted July 16, 2007 8:00 AM
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