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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 a new book – Mobile as the 7th of the Mass Media;  Tomi Ahonen claims that the following are the seven forms of mass media channels ( i added the approximate dates from various sources… ):

  1. Print (1450s)
  2. Audio Recordings (1880s)
  3. Cinema/Motion Picture (1890s)
  4. Radio  (1920s)
  5. Television (1950s)
  6. Internet (1990s)
  7. Mobile Handset (2000)

I’m not prepared to put the mobile handset on the same plane as the Gutenberg printing press since I consider #4–7 as merely different channels of written, oral and visual communications.  I am willing to concede that the impact of the mobile Internet handsets will be VERY impactful for many reasons from communications to commerce.  Not the least of which is the freeing of Internet from fixed points and the associated costs of PCs for those in non-affluent parts of the US and the world.

NOTE – The BBC seems to be agreeing with the impact of mobile devices in their year end analysis….


Posted December 24, 2008 8:00 AM
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