Edward Finegold

Edward Finegold

Ed Finegold is CSO for Validas, a company that specializes in personalized user experiences that leverage analytics-as-a-service to simplify mobile buying, selling, pricing & billing. Ed has been a regular contributor to BillingViews.

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Billing-as-a-Service in the API Mashup World

Written by on June 12, 2012 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

Billing isn’t just a revenue counter or collector; it can be a revenue generator. In world of API-based service mash-ups, billing functionality is being embedded in other applications so that it is not just billing for service usage, but becomes part of the service itself. As what’s considered billing expands into subscriber management, product management, […]

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Bring Your Own Device Widens the Requirements Gap

Written by on May 21, 2012 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

The emerging “bring your own device” trend reflects a growing gap between mobile operators’ offerings and the usage behaviors that customers exhibit in the rapidly evolving mobile market. The term, BYOD for short, describes the growing preference among corporate employees to choose their own mobile devices – rather than have one assigned by the company […]

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Avoid Bolt-on Risks in Digital Content Monetization

Written by on May 17, 2012 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

Direct to consumer digital content providers are creating challenges for themselves because they often try to bolt disparate solutions together to create an end to end platform. What happens is that the provider will select some combination of player, content manager, payments solution, and subscriber manager and assume they can be integrated into a seamless […]

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Hey Accenture: Half Your Panel Says Lack of Real-Time Billing is Their Big Problem

Written by on May 15, 2012 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

I’m continuing to examine

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How About a Better Answer than “Overhaul Your Billing Infrastructure”…?

Written by on May 15, 2012 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

I want to dig into an

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Where Cloud Billing Clearly Makes Sense

Written by on May 15, 2012 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

We’re seeing a proliferation of business models in the mobile domain. Many take advantage of opportunities that have emerged since Smartphones became a primary means for people to access online services, websites, and social networks. Earlier this week, it was announced that

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MATRIXX Software Receives Boost from Swisscom Ventures

Written by on May 15, 2012 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

For a growing company any influx of capital is great; but capital with a reference customer – that’s even better.

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Orga Deploys Integrated Real-Time Charging and Policy Management

Written by on May 15, 2012 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

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NEC Marries Convergys IM Business Unit to NetCracker

Written by on May 15, 2012 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

NEC Corporation, the parent company for NetCracker Technology, announced a definitive agreement today to acquire Convergys’ Information Management (IM) business. This business unit encompasses Convergys’ BSS solutions business; more specifically, its Smart Suite offerings that cross communications, utilities, and logistics industries. The IM business is distinct from Convergys’ massive call center-focused business, which remains with […]

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Stratecast Defines Greater Purview for “Billing” Market as it Names Amdocs Global Market Share Leader

Written by on May 15, 2012 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

Stratecast presented Amdocs with two Global Market Share Leadership Awards for 2011, but what’s perhaps most compelling about the announcement is how Stratecast defines the billing market – it’s about a lot more than just billing. Statecast named Amdocs the top vendor in “rating and charging and other core billing” which sticks to the more […]

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