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Carriers vs. aggregators: How to select the optimal mix of network transport providers

Aug 24, 2023 - Articles by

Enabled by SD-WAN, internet-first networking strategies are now the order of the day for wide-area connectivity and have been for some time. While MPLS used to be the de facto choice for enterprise-grade network transport, companies today are using internet-based transport technologies such as dedicated internet access, business broadband, cellular broadband as well […]

How to Navigate the Co-management Conundrum in MSP Engagements

Jun 19, 2023 - Articles by

For IT and communications services, how you set up your outsourced management and service delivery arrangements with your chosen managed service (MSP) partner is pivotal to securing and maximizing the benefits of outsourcing.  This includes the smoothness of any transformation from in-house support or, thereafter, the transition from one MSP […]

What to Expect in 2023

Jan 17, 2023 - Articles by

LB3 and TC2 have compiled a list of ICT topics that we believe will have a significant impact on enterprise customers in 2023.  We will explore the following areas in greater detail on our Staying Connected podcast series, with episodes dedicated to each topic. We hope you will tune in.  1. […]

SASE or SSE? Don’t let hype distract from enterprise needs

May 23, 2022 - Articles by

Not every vendor can deliver full secure access service edge (“SASE”) service, and that’s OK. Not every enterprise wants, needs, or can implement it. The SASE model combines network security functions with WAN capabilities, delivering the security elements in the cloud and using SD-WAN at the edge or in the cloud. Key […]

ISPs and Mobile Apps: Prying “Eyes” are Watching You

Feb 24, 2022 - Articles by

A few months ago, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) released a Staff Report that confirmed our worst fears about internet service providers (“ISPs”): namely, that they are collecting vast amounts of data from their customers, which they are sharing with unknown third parties. The report is the culmination of two […]