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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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In the world of business, if Walmart exits a market; most people would say that that there are issues with that market. Then again, if Apple enters a market; most would say that there is "gold in dem dar hills..." And, last week both are rumored to have happened and for the same approximate market... Video Downloads.

I'll leave alone the oblivious issues with bandwidth and digital rights management (DRM) and instead focus on the target audience for this product/service. It is interesting that America's bargin product outlet, Walmart, appears to have decided to leave the video download business just as America's premium intellectual property vendor, Apple, appears to be entering.

Could it be that the video download is one where you have to have a particular demographic and/or broadband connection to be a viable customer?

I would say that this exemplifies the "digital divide" that may exist between the early adopter and the mainstream consumer in the US. And the short-term limits on certain IP-based telecom products/services.

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