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Negotiating Private Cloud Transactions

Apr 7, 2014 - Articles by

Stiff competition and cloud providers’ eagerness to sell services allow enterprises to negotiate best-in-class transactions and obtain market leading services. Private cloud installations are an increasingly common component of enterprises’ data center strategies. They complement traditional data center infrastructure and public cloud services (such as Amazon Web Services, Google Compute […]

Enterprise Sourcing of SIP Trunking Services

Feb 12, 2014 - Articles by

Over the last few years, large enterprises have begun to reap the benefits of moving from “traditional” TDM technology – PBX trunks and the like – to SIP trunking for voice services. SIP, if anyone doesn’t know it by now, is basically a way to provide voice as an application […]

Thinking About Buying a M2M Solution or Developing Your Own?

Mar 5, 2013 - Articles by

The International Consumer Electronics Show may have ended on January 11, but the excitement it generated while showcasing the potential uses of machine-to-machine (“M2M”) devices continues to be felt. Vendors displayed a host of new M2M solutions at CES. Two examples include a wearable device that can call an ambulance […]

Nothing Changes a Telecom Deal Like a Merger or Acquisition

Jan 27, 2013 - Articles by

The forces of change are always at work as technology advances and markets fluctuate. But sudden and wrenching transformations are more commonly brought about by a “change event”–a merger, acquisition or divestiture (“M.A.D.”). In the third quarter of 2012, merger and acquisition activity in the U.S. was approximately $195 billion. When […]

Keeping Ahead of the Wireless Pricing Curve

Jan 22, 2013 - Articles by

The evolution of wireless services is proceeding as fast, if not faster, than any other area of IT services, and it is matched (if not exceeded) by the head-snapping speed at which the prices available to Enterprise buyers are changing. New kinds of rate plans, with the focus moving from […]

AT&T’s Creeping Costs

Dec 21, 2011 - Articles by

Telecom carriers raise rates to make more money. But how can they do that in a tough market in which they face competitive pressure to reduce rates? They imitate the airlines. This means keeping the nominal price down but getting more revenue through surcharges and miscellaneous fees. Basic airfares have […]