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  • Ali Durmus

    What next, social CRM?

    12,207 views - Posted 11 March 2014 by Ali Durmus Founding Partner, Executive Committee Member - Etiya

    In this era of ‘big data’ IT departments are coming out with many, sometimes novel, ideas to justify the business case for investment. It was probably easier in the heady days of data warehouses because records had to be stored for long periods due to regulation. Marketing departments we...

  • Eedo Lifshitz

    Carving out a Competitive Edge

    21,676 views - Posted 6 March 2014 by Eedo Lifshitz AVP of Business Development and Utilities’ Solutions - cVidya

    As the competitive intensity of the utilities sector rises, Eedo Lifshitz, AVP of Business Development and Utilities’ Solutions at cVidya, explains how the right sales performance management solution can help an energy supplier win market share, while cutting costs. In many markets, ongoing d...

  • Alon Aginsky

    The Art of Transformation

    44,366 views - Posted 14 February 2014 by Alon Aginsky CEO & President - cVidya

    Telecoms markets across the globe are in a state of upheaval. Traditional telco services are rapidly being commoditized, prompting operators to try and differentiate themselves by offering new services and new bundles, underpinned by new business and billing models. Although rolling out new service...

  • Amit Daniel

    Making Sponsored Data Successful

    54,832 views - Posted 11 February 2014 by Amit Daniel EVP Marketing and Business Development - cVidya

    The rapid rise in mobile data traffic is recasting the telecoms industry and its longstanding business models. As they withdraw unlimited mobile data plans, mobile operators are seeing opportunities to earn traffic revenues upstream, as well as downstream.A recent announcement by AT&T poin...

  • Gadi Solotorevsky

    Let's get rid of unprofitable subscribers...but first....

    76,436 views - Posted 11 February 2014 by Gadi Solotorevsky CTO - cVidya Networks

    In November 2013, RCom India deactivated 10M subscribers. According to the RCom spokesperson “Reliance Communications has de-activated around 10 million unprofitable, low-end subscribers at the lowest end of the ARPU (average revenue per user) range. This will have no impact on revenues and wi...

  • Alon Aginsky

    HOT Warms Up for More Triple Play Services & Revenue Assurance

    86,456 views - Posted 10 February 2014 by Alon Aginsky CEO & President - cVidya

    Guest post by Kobi Shitrit, Head of Revenue Assurance, HOT (Israel)   When I was asked to share my perspective with the wider RA community, I hesitated at first because my background in revenue assurance is relatively short.   Actually when we formed the RA team at HOT two years ago, we ...

  • Nanda Kumar

    Cloud-sourcing security

    117,208 views - Posted 10 February 2014 by Nanda Kumar CEO - Suntec Business Solutions

    Consumers, ever-conscious of the cost of roaming and the limitations of capped data plans, are embracing alternative means of access to the internet from their multiple devices. As a result, mobile network operators (MNOs) may be the worst affected financially. The appearance, adoption and growth o...

  • Alon Aginsky

    Swisscom on M2M - Guest Blog by Theodora Simeonidis-Orenstein

    46,857 views - Posted 4 February 2014 by Alon Aginsky CEO & President - cVidya

    Swisscom on M2M: Promising Business, Ecosystem Maze, and Assurance Challenge   Guest Post by Theodora Simeonidis-Orenstein, Revenue Assurance Manager at Swisscom Once in a decade, a service comes along that truly revolutionizes the telecom business. Swisscom believes that M2M (machine...

  • Ali Durmus

    PLM provides profits

    52,952 views - Posted 31 January 2014 by Ali Durmus Founding Partner, Executive Committee Member - Etiya

    Communications service providers (CSPs), particularly those operating mobile networks, appear to have embarked on a mass introduction of new products and services. However, they are not always geared for what this involves and many are finding that lack of planning and preparedness is costing them d...

  • Rui Paiva

    Does the 'small stuff' matter?

    50,108 views - Posted 22 January 2014 by Rui Paiva CEO - WeDo Technologies

    Anyone watching the 'evolution' of the world's major social networks must be wondering what else they can come up with to keep their users "Always On"!Facebook, since going public, seems particularly obsessed with anything and everything that it thinks may 'enhance' the user experience. It started l...

  • Dror Eshet

    Why DPI Analysis is Essential for Detecting Data & IP Fraud

    66,325 views - Posted 21 January 2014 by Dror Eshet FraudView® Product Manager - cVidya

    As telcos transition to more Data & IP services, it’s revolutionizing the fraud management practice. Look at it from the criminal’s point of view.  Up to now, fraudsters have been making money on relatively traditional and expensive services like international or long distance voic...

  • Dave Labuda

    Optimize to survive

    63,393 views - Posted 14 January 2014 by Dave Labuda Founder, CEO and CTO - MATRIXX Software

    Communication service providers may have mastered the art of charging and billing as a mechanism for generating revenue, but they have constantly failed to master the art of maximizing income.   From the era of monopolistic PTTs was borne the concept that voice calls and messaging could be pr...

  • Ali Durmus

    Recycling silos

    28,450 views - Posted 6 January 2014 by Ali Durmus Founding Partner, Executive Committee Member - Etiya

    The telecommunications industry is often criticised because it is made up of many silos that act as independent business entities despite being part of one corporation. There are many reasons things have evolved this way but in today's customer centric marketplace it can be a major hindrance.  ...

  • Nanda Kumar

    You can do what with a bicycle wheel?

    116,056 views - Posted 30 December 2013 by Nanda Kumar CEO - Suntec Business Solutions

    Our current obsession with privacy, or lack of it (that the press has been highlighting), may be short-lived as we start to see the benefits of sharing personal data across different ecosystems. You are probably already aware of in-car monitoring systems insurance companies are pushing that record ...

  • Alon Aginsky

    How Cable Operators can Counterattack

    46,029 views - Posted 16 December 2013 by Alon Aginsky CEO & President - cVidya

    For cable operators, the world has changed dramatically in the past decade. They can no longer rely on a stable revenue stream from television subscriptions: Competition from telecom operator's IPTV services and over-the-top services, together with regulated and low-cost broadcast services, is erodi...