Jeremy Cowan

Jeremy Cowan

Founder, Publisher and Editorial Director with Prestige Media
Jeremy is the founder of Prestige Media Ltd (PML) and co-founder of WeKnow Media Ltd (WKM), the parent companies of VanillaPlus and M2M Now, respectively. Launched in 1999, the VanillaPlus portfolio includes VanillaPlus Magazine, VanillaPlus Directory (both available in print and online), and VanillaPlus Bites, a free monthly email news service, as well as VanillaPlus.com which features Digital Editions, Video Interviews, Latest News, Features, Special Reports and Webinar Podcasts.
From 1993-99, Jeremy was managing editor of the communications division at Nexus Communications with editorial and business development responsibility for 12 communications publications including Mobile Europe, Mobile Asia Pacific, Mobile & Cellular (UK), Mobile Middle East & Africa, Mobile Latino America, Communications News, Cabling World, and Network Europe.

Level 3 and IDG say digital transformation must be CIO priority

Level 3 and IDG say digital transformation must be CIO priority

Written by on January 9, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

It is imperative for chief information officers (CIOs) to focus on implementing digital transformation. A report from Level 3 Communications, Inc. and IDG Connect, says digital transformation is a key focus for organisations across key Western Europe markets, with 60% of current IT investment designed to support future business expansion and growth. Meanwhile, almost two-thirds (64%) […]

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How AI, VR and the IoT can actually benefit industry

How AI, VR and the IoT can actually benefit industry

Written by on October 10, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

OK, rewind five years. Imagine you’re the CEO of a US-based computer software company that since 1985 has specialised in 2-dimensional & 3D design software, product, application and service lifecycle management (PLM, ALM & SLM), and service management solutions. Long story short, you already help enterprise customers from mining to oil & gas, and manufacturing […]

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Which countries are ahead in broadband, cloud and the IoT?

Which countries are ahead in broadband, cloud and the IoT?

Written by on April 25, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The US, Singapore and Sweden lead the way in digitising their economies. So says Huawei’s newly released 2016 Global Connectivity Index (GCI). However, as I reported, there have been global improvements — and a few declines — in national levels of economic digitisation. The greatest improvements worldwide have been seen in broadband coverage and speed, but countries […]

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Interview – ramping up the IoT, Kore to buy Wyless

Interview – ramping up the IoT, Kore to buy Wyless

Written by on March 14, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

KORE has agreed to buy Wyless for an undisclosed sum, “making close to a quarter of a billion dollar player” in the Internet of Things (IoT). So says KORE’s CEO, Alex Brisbourne, talking to IoT Now prior to the announcement. The friendly acquisition has been agreed and signed by both Boards and “was greeted positively […]

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Are CSPs fostering apathy among their customers?

Are CSPs fostering apathy among their customers?

Written by on February 15, 2016 in Billing & Payments, Guest Blog with 1 Comment

The author is Alan Coleman, CEO of Brite:Bill I love my phone, I look at it 70-80 times a day, according to a survey I read recently. But when it comes to my network? The best emotion I can muster is indifference. I lost my phone recently and I lost my ability to know the […]

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Regulation and a passionate few

Regulation and a passionate few

Written by on January 25, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Regulation, partnerships and connected people are the three biggest trends that will impact the telecoms industry in 2016, according to global entrepreneur David McCourt. McCourt, who has been at the forefront of telecoms innovation over the past 30 years, believes much of this change will come from the developing world, while citing Uber and Airbnb as […]

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CSPs still suffering huge fraud losses

CSPs still suffering huge fraud losses

Written by on January 19, 2016 in Features with 0 Comments

Revenue losses and fraud may be higher on the agenda for communication service providers (CSPs) following independent research released by Neural Technologies. A new global survey of 113 CSPs has found that these losses have now reached 13.1 percent of gross revenues. Let’s take a moment to consider that, says Jeremy Cowan. For every $100 […]

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Pricing – CSPs needs common sense

Pricing – CSPs needs common sense

Written by on December 21, 2015 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

This article was first contributed by Robert Hagan of Redknee. The concept for delivering voice services used to be simple; the communications service provider (CSP) helped the subscriber to connect with other subscribers – this was the value a customer perceived and paid for. Most CSPs transferred this concept to mobile data by continuing to provide […]

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Beecham Research warns IoT ‘overhyped’

Beecham Research warns IoT ‘overhyped’

Written by on November 24, 2015 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Beecham Research is warning companies planning to get into the Internet of Things (IoT) market not to believe all the hype and over–optimistic predictions. Some industry commentators are forecasting the number of connected devices at anywhere between 10 billion and 50 billion by 2020, and trillions of dollars in new revenue by 2025. The analyst […]

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Netscout: don’t think digital, think business

Netscout: don’t think digital, think business

Written by on October 27, 2015 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

As global chief marketing officer of newly enlarged NETSCOUT, Jim McNiel expects service providers like Tesco to be first to disrupt the market and maximise new digital revenues. Here McNiel tells Jeremy Cowan how they’ll beat mobile network operators to drive new digital services. “Everything we do involves digital services as consumers. We found our […]

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