Alex Leslie

Alex Leslie

Alex was Founder and CEO of the Global Billing Association (GBA), a trade body focused on the communications sector. He is a sought after speaker and chairman at leading industry conferences, and is widely published in communications magazines around the world. Until it closed, he was Contributing Editor, OSS/BSS for Connected Planet. He is publisher of DisruptiveViews and previously BillingViews.

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The blockchain – an ‘aha’ moment

The blockchain – an ‘aha’ moment

Written by on September 17, 2015 in Opinion with 0 Comments

If you think too hard about Bitcoin and blockchain, it is possible that your brain starts to freeze. You cannot stop yourself, when someone says ‘blockchain,’ saying to yourself, ‘yes, Bitcoin.’ No. Bitcoin, the crypto-currency that has hit a fork, is an invention based on the blockchain. The blockchain, on the other hand, is incredibly […]

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The true potential of real-time in the enterprise

The true potential of real-time in the enterprise

Written by on September 15, 2015 in Opinion with 0 Comments

Remember the days when the enterprise had Telecoms Managers whose job it was to try and figure out the bill and somehow control telecoms spend? Those days are gone, or should be, according to a new e-book from real-time specialist MATRIXX Software. For too long, the enterprise have been shackled by batch based billing and […]

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Is mobile advertising heading for a brick wall?

Is mobile advertising heading for a brick wall?

Written by on September 14, 2015 in Opinion with 0 Comments

There is turmoil in the advertising world. It is quite hard to work out whether it is emerging as the next big opportunity or about to hit a brick wall. Here are some of the figures that make it hard to fathom: Consumer and advertising expenditure on handset-based mobile media will rise twelve percent in […]

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When everything is connected, what do we do?

When everything is connected, what do we do?

Written by on September 11, 2015 in Opinion with 0 Comments

As our esteemed managing editor Tony Poulos points out on a regular basis, everything is being connected. Even things that really do not need to be connected. Poulos runs an irregular and irreverent series of articles on the Internet of Silly Things (IoST). His most recent shows us that Samsung is leading the field in […]

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Can operators compete with GAFA?

Can operators compete with GAFA?

Written by on September 9, 2015 in Opinion with 0 Comments

DisruptiveViews attended an interesting – and delicious – lunch the other day. It was hosted by AsiaInfo and it allowed a few industry luminaries (and us) a glimpse of a new piece of research the company commissioned over the summer. The aim of the research is to analyse the readiness of operators to monetise customer […]

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Abandoning transactions is a big problem

Abandoning transactions is a big problem

Written by on September 8, 2015 in Opinion with 0 Comments

Do try this at home. Go shopping online. Buy something big, like a sofa or a mattress. Get to the check out stage. Instead of clicking ‘complete purchase’ or ‘buy now,’ abandon the transaction. Make a cup of coffee. Relax. Wait. And see what happens. What happened recently was that within 30 minutes the phone […]

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The IoT, guaranteed success or hit and miss?

The IoT, guaranteed success or hit and miss?

Written by on September 7, 2015 in Opinion with 0 Comments

The IoT (now, we don’t even need to say what the letters mean the first time we use it in an article) is fuelling a boom. At the moment, the boom is mainly boosting conference organisers, trade show hosts and research houses. They feast on the figures. Connected healthcare is estimated to be worth zillions, connected […]

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Is the first wave of wearables wearing thin?

Is the first wave of wearables wearing thin?

Written by on September 4, 2015 in Opinion with 0 Comments

According to both consumer research and investment analysis, the appetite for wearables is slowing down. Investment, according to Forbes, at least in ‘activity trackers’ has basically stalled. The consumer research was extensive, carried out, as it was, among 328,000 people. DisruptiveViews did its own extensive research – sample size one – and the wearable in […]

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Is there a backlash against drones in the air?

Is there a backlash against drones in the air?

Written by on September 3, 2015 in Opinion with 0 Comments

Companies large and small are working on developing drones. The best known is Amazon, who is working on drones as part of their ambition to deliver orders within an hour or so. Facebook is working on them for a variety of reasons. One of them is to deliver targeted Wi-Fi like connectivity to remote areas, using […]

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Security is real threat to IoT supported healthcare

Security is real threat to IoT supported healthcare

Written by on September 2, 2015 in Opinion with 1 Comment

You know how we love the Hype Cycles published by the Gartner Group? The ones that take us on the roller coaster ride from ‘innovation trigger,’ through the ‘trough of disillusionment’ and upwards again to the sunlit upland ‘plateau of productivity.’ It would seem, according to a survey by KPMG, that the IoT, at least […]

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