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Making money from APIs? I’d like to see that

Making money from APIs? I’d like to see that

Money has always been thought of as the source for all evil, but without it not much good happens either. For CSPs the perennial battle to maintain revenues means they have to keep coming up with new ways of generating it, and that is not always easy or without evil....
Welcome to the age of, err, steam

Welcome to the age of, err, steam

This time last year I wrote that it was trendy for analysts and journalists to look into their crystal balls and tell you what to expect in the coming year. For me, it made more sense to look back on the year past and see what had failed or otherwise made no sense...
Spectrum, security, wallet and watch!

Spectrum, security, wallet and watch!

In last year’s Visions report, I highlighted falling revenues and net neutrality as being major issues CSPs would face in the year ahead. But neither became the big issue I anticipated. The telecoms industry has an uncanny ability to weather storms, and even if voice...
Has billing become boring?

Has billing become boring?

Is it just me, or has billing become boring? I never thought I’d say that but, quite frankly, apart from the occasional billing shock headline the whole billing thing has become rather mundane. Maybe it’s because we have become so good at it that the challenges of...
Is connectedness next to godliness?

Is connectedness next to godliness?

There’s an old saying that cleanliness is next to godliness. As a child I was never quite sure what it meant but I always presumed that if one kept clean they would look better in the eyes of God. Today the word ‘cleanliness’ could be replaced with ‘connectedness’...