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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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I have a friendly bar bet going with a friend of mine over the concept of "voice" in the "next generation" ( ...sorry for the cheesy marketing speak... i just got back from a conference... ) of telecom services. One of us has voice as its own category of product. The other has voice has being part of the all encompassing "content" (ie video, data, music, etc) aspect of future telecom products and services.

In your opinion, which one is right?

You can comment to the blog below or you can send me an email at John.Myers@BlueBuffaloGroup.com.

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Posted November 9, 2007 8:00 AM
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When was the last time anyone bought a cell phone just to take pictures or listen to music? Never?Voice has been, and remains, the primary purpose of consumer telecom. The rest is window-dressing. It's fun, but next-generation services are still about people talking to each other.

Ken- You make a good point. For the consumer, it may be some time before they split the concepts of voice and content.

Many of the email comments asked if the question was related to selling voice/content to consumers (B2C) or selling voice/content to businesses (B2B).

This raises another good point. Who will be the primary purchaser of voice/content on future telecom environments?

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