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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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Up is down. Black is white. The Interchange Carriers (IXC) are accusing the Rural Carriers of nasty practices... Imagine that! Big nasty AT&T is accusing the Rural Carriers of Iowa of sending inappropriate traffic across their lines for gain and profit.

Susana Schwartz's article talks about how this is an interesting situation that is growing and how it is possible the FCC could side with the Rural Carriers much to the chagrin on the big IXCs.

My person opinion is that this quite ironic. It used to be that the AT&Ts of the world were accused of abusing their Rural Carrier brethren with similar usage schemes. Now, the "chickens have come home to roost" by using the "creative approach" to interconnect math. Good for them!

However, let's hope that cooler heads prevail and there can be an agreement between the two sides that will benefit both.... Probably not... :)

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Posted January 4, 2008 8:00 AM
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