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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 love it when people say that something is going away… Here are some good examples:

  • Mainframes
  • Voice traffic
  • Manual transmissions

In each of those cases, that particular “technology” sticks around for another 20–30 years just chugging along since they are good value, reliable concepts that really have no reason to go away.

I found an article from Kendrick Struthers-Watson on adoption rates relating to Mobile IM vs SMS traffic.  It talks about how people are more likely to use Mobile IM services if they knew more about them.

While I am not willing to put a stake through the heart of telecom’s latest cash cow in SMS, I am going to point out that this is a continuing trend of IP based services replacing traditional services and the all important “unlimited data plan” having some adverse impacts on the bottom line for most telecoms.

Don’t fear these IP services or put a premature headstone over traditional services.  But rather make plans for the cash cows and the IP services to exist together for different bundling plans.


Posted February 18, 2009 8:00 AM
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