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Ten Things to Watch for in 2019 - Episode Two

Staying Connected

Release Date: 02/20/2019

Understanding Your E911 Compliance Obligations show art Understanding Your E911 Compliance Obligations

Staying Connected

Beginning this year, new federal regulations take effect that require companies to transmit accurate location information with each 911 call originating from company premises, and next year the requirements become more stringent.  Federal and state E911 rules and regulations are intended to make it easier for users to reach 911 and for first responders to receive accurate location information. Listen to this 11 minute podcast as , the Managing Partner at LB3 and Chairman of TC2, explains to why complying with E911 isn’t something companies can put off and offers advice on what to do...

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Time to Consider System Integrators for Your Managed Network Services show art Time to Consider System Integrators for Your Managed Network Services

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The market for managed network services is undergoing some significant changes.  Enterprises are increasingly shifting their reliance away from carriers for managed services to system integrator led managed services. Listen to this 10 minute podcast as , one of TC2’s Managing Directors, and describe how adoption of network solutions like SD-WAN and Internet First are allowing enterprises to take advantage of the customized, and often cheaper, managed services offerings of systems integrators.

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Trends to Watch in 2021 show art Trends to Watch in 2021

Staying Connected

Each year the lawyers from LB3 and consultants from TC2 contemplate what ICT trends are going to have an impact on enterprises in the year ahead.  We may have missed a few things in 2020, like the importance of UC for a completely remote workforce, yet we’ve still identified a number of trends for 2021. Listen to this 11 minute podcast as and , two of LB3’s Partners, join TC2’s as they rundown some of the topics that will be covered  in the Staying Connected podcast series - Trends to Watch in 2021.

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SolarWinds Gets a Hacking Blackeye show art SolarWinds Gets a Hacking Blackeye

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If you were following the news this week, you probably heard about a major hack of SolarWinds’ software.  SolarWinds’ software is used to monitor and manage network gear and to monitor applications for countless multi-national companies and several key U.S. government agencies.  The hack is a big black eye for SolarWinds, but it also highlights the vulnerability companies and governments face. Listen to this 8 minute podcast as TC2’s Technology Director, , , a Director, and dig a bit deeper into what the Solar Winds hack means for enterprises and describe some steps you’re...

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It’s Time to Reconsider your ICT Plan show art It’s Time to Reconsider your ICT Plan

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Last year, about this time, you probably had your ICT plan in place for 2020 and looking back, it probably had more than a bit of variance.  In this podcast we discuss what is important, as disrupted as 2020 has been, and how some of that disruption is going to last for years to come and affect what enterprises buy – and from whom. In this 8 minute podcast, TC2 Directors Theresa Knutson, Tony Mangino, and Joe Schmidt share client observations from 2020 and suggest guidance on what to do when developing your company’s ICT plan in 2021.

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Complying with GDPR Has Gotten Tougher show art Complying with GDPR Has Gotten Tougher

Staying Connected

When we discuss regulatory matters on Staying Connected, listeners likely squirm a bit worrying whether they’re doing the right thing for their companies.  Undoubtedly, two of the most important regulatory topics we stay on top of are the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). On this 11 minute podcast, LB3’s , a Partner at LB3, and , who is Of Counsel, along with TC2’s   look at an EU regulatory issue known as "Schrems II" and explain why it has made complying with GDPR a lot tougher.  * 12th November 2020 –...

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If You Think You’re Being Followed, You’re Right show art If You Think You’re Being Followed, You’re Right

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Practically every mobile app you use, as well as the operating systems of most smartphones, track your location, along with other information they’ve gathered about you and they share it with third parties.  If you ever had that feeling that you’re being followed, you’re right. On this 8 minute podcast, , a Partner at LB3, and TC2’s explore the extent and implications of location tracking, explain the legal rights you may have with respect to your location information; they take out the crystal ball and predict what may be coming in the future, both in terms of the technology and...

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Are Your UC Sessions Safe and Secure? show art Are Your UC Sessions Safe and Secure?

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Before COVID-19 slammed all of us, you probably participated on the occasional conference call.  But today, you’re probably connecting using any number of UC platforms on a regular basis to communicate with colleagues, customers, vendors, family, friends … well, you get the picture.  Regardless of what UC platform you use, it’s a good idea to be thinking about whether that UC session is safe and secure. In this 10 minute podcast, , a Partner at LB3, discusses with TC2’s the privacy and security policies and practices of Cisco’s Webex and other major UC providers. ...

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Perspective on Gartner’s TEM Market Guide show art Perspective on Gartner’s TEM Market Guide

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Gartner recently published their Market Guide for Telecom Expense Management Services, and the report provides some very good analytical insight into the everchanging TEM industry.  At TC2 and LB3, we have been supporting clients with their TEM needs long before the TEM industry as we now know it existed, and in this 10 minute podcast, TC2’s Contract Compliance and Optimization practice leads and , along with , provide their perspective on the top global suppliers listed in the Gartner report.  You’ll also receive some important tips on how to get the most from your TEM...

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Enterprises Depend on UC More Than Ever – Part 2 show art Enterprises Depend on UC More Than Ever – Part 2

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In this 12 minute part-two podcast, TC2’s and continue their discussion about why enterprises are depending on unified communications, or UC, more than ever.  How do companies decide if a premise-based or UCaaS solution is the right fit, and which companies are worthy of consideration?  Of the hundreds of UC solution features available, David and Joe highlight some of the top features they think are important and relevant for enterprises today – and the list might just surprise you.

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Here's the second podcast from our series where LB3's Laura McDonald and Kevin DiLallo discuss with TC2's Joe Schmidt the Ten Things to Watch in 2019. This episode looks at the FCC's proposed new E911 rules, buying more broadband for the buck, and what will happen with Net Neutrality.