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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 sign of what may be a theme in 2009, Senator Herb Kohl has decided to ask some pointed questions about the price of SMS messages to the major wireless providers in the US.

While it is not unusual for a Senator to ask such questions, the mood in Washington DC will continue to be more “intrusive” than “laissez-faire” in 2009 and these types of requests will be backed with hearings and testimonies on C-SPAN.

For telecommunications firms, Senator Kohl’s interest in the difference between what an SMS costs and what’s price might signal a return to a less market-based approach to pricing telecommunications products and services from both the legislative branch and regulatory agencies.

My advice to those firms…. Make sure that your prices aren’t considered “usurious” or the FCC might decide to change how particular products are regulated…. or at the very least make telecom service providers explain their pricing methods in greater detail than they might like. :)

Posted December 26, 2008 11:00 AM
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