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The Importance of Competitively Sourcing Your Network Infrastructure Services

Feb 28, 2018 - Articles by

Competitively sourcing your network infrastructure services can be regarded as something to be avoided.  Conducting a competitive Request for Proposal (“RFP”) process can be complicated and time consuming, all when the normal day job already keeps you far busier that you want to be.  Furthermore, a prevailing view can evolve […]

How to Negotiate a Cisco Enterprise Agreement that Works for You

Feb 8, 2018 - Articles by

Cisco Enterprise agreements can provide long-term benefits and savings, but they must be scrutinized carefully case-by-case to see if they make sense. Cisco Enterprise Agreements (“EAs”) are becoming an increasingly popular vehicle for purchasing and consuming software products and services from Cisco. The general concept is that – rather than […]

SD-WAN Tide Is Turning… And It’s Not All Good News!

Oct 4, 2017 - Articles by

As large, established vendors and managed service providers jump in, costs are sure to rise. A short while back we were talking about new exciting, disruptive providers like VeloCloud and Viptela breaking the mold in network services with software-defined WAN, or SD-WAN, technology releasing a whole new world of simple-to-manage, […]

Business Broadband: The Answer to Your Networking Needs

Sep 14, 2017 - Articles by

It’s easy to be too ambitious and simplistic about business broadband, but plenty of use cases would benefit from this service.   All enterprises should be making the most of business broadband (BB) Internet transport services. BB will enable cloud networking and seamlessly connect an enterprise’s users together while replacing […]

Will Broadband Aggregation Reach Critical Mass This Time?

Sep 12, 2016 - Articles by

Enterprise interest in broadband aggregation has waxed and waned a few times over the past 10 to 15 years, but here’s why it might now have sticking power. Use of broadband Internet access in the enterprise is gaining real traction, and market forces may finally bring broadband to light in […]

AT&T Hikes its Administrative Expense Fee by 50%

Aug 29, 2016 - Articles by

This article was also published by Telecom Ramblings. If you’re an AT&T customer, the cost of your telecom services is about to go up. Earlier this month, AT&T quietly announced a 50% increase in its Administrative Expense Fee (“AEF”). The AEF is a percentage-based fee that AT&T applies to its customers’ expenditures […]