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New State Data Protection Acts Mean Enterprises Need to Act - Part 1

Staying Connected

Release Date: 08/02/2021

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There is a fascinating dispute unfolding between the wireless communications industry and the aviation industry, or rather, a dispute between their respective regulators, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  The dispute revolves around the wireless carriers’ use of C-Band spectrum to deliver 5G and the aviation industry’s use of nearby spectrum to control aircraft. Listen to this 12-minute podcast as , a Partner at LB3, , TC2’s Technology Director, and explain this technical and legal conundrum and why it will be a regulatory...

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If you’re a buyer of ICT and network services, you’re probably quite familiar with SIP trunking, MPLS, UC, cloud, and many other go-to solutions used in the enterprise.  You may, however, be less familiar with legacy services such as POTS, FX, ISDN, and TDM.  These are the technologies that have been in the ground for decades and are being targeted by the ILECs and CLECs for discontinuance.  Listen to this 9-minute podcast as TC2 Directors and provide a brief history lesson on these legacy technologies, explain why the carriers want you off of them and how they are using...

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Companies are increasingly re-evaluating their needs for Unified Communications-as-a-Service (“UCaaS”) solutions, and many are taking steps to address their quickly changing UCaaS requirements.  This is particularly important in the age of COVID when the necessity to support work from home and the hybrid office are at the forefront. In this 12-minute podcast, TC2’s Technical Director, , and discuss some of the key inputs for evaluating UCaaS solutions including building a strategy, procuring the solution, and selecting the right provider and feature set to meet your company’s...

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Comcast recently announced the closing of their acquisition of Masergy, a provider of managed WAN and cloud-based services.  Individually, these weren’t two heavyweights in the ICT arena, but the combined entity might be worth considering for enterprise buyers of ICT. In this 10-minute podcast , a Partner at LB3, , one of TC2’s Managing Directors, and discuss the merger of Masergy and Comcast and offer some tips on what enterprises need to consider before engaging this new organization. If you would like to learn more about our experience in this space, please visit our and ...

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The IPv4 address transfer market is probably not well understood by most organizations, and few likely know how to go about monetizing unused IPv4 assets.  Fortunately, companies like Avenue4 exist and can help enterprises advance transparency and efficiency in an evolving and opaque market. In this 14-minute podcast, , a Partner at LB3 and President of Avenue4 (an LB3-affiliated company) discusses with TC2’s why the IPv4 market exists and explains how enterprises can realize value from IPv4 transactions. If you would like to learn more about our experience in this space, please visit...

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If you buy technology and services from a value added reseller (VAR), it’s important that you also have direct relationships with the key product manufacturers – also known as OEMs (short for original equipment manufacturers) – because those are the producers of the products you purchase through the VAR.  Nowhere is this more important for most companies than with one of the bigger OEMs… Cisco. In this 10 minute podcast, , one of TC2’s Managing Directors, and look at how Cisco’s enterprise interactions are evolving and offer guidance on how you can get the most value out of...

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Value added resellers are an important part of the ICT ecosystem and without them, a lot of great products and services would never make it to the enterprise.  But what are value added resellers, or VARs, and why do they exist? Listen to this 10-minute podcast as , one of TC2’s Managing Directors, and describe what VARs do, explain some of the nuances of their pricing, and offer up some tips to help you get the most value from your value added reseller. If you would like to learn more about our experience in this space, please visit our and webpages.

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As more applications are being transitioned to the cloud, and as COVID-19 is becoming COVID-21 and the work-from-home scenario is becoming the new normal for many businesses, there is an urgent need for work-from-anywhere to support the modern enterprise organization.  In the era of cloud-first architectures, what are considered best practices for hardening and delivering resiliency to support this architecture?  In this 11-minute podcast, TC2’s Technical Director, , Senior Consultant , and Director look at how to efficiently harden and deliver resiliency in the enterprise WAN,...

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Enterprises will normally spend a lot of effort to source and negotiate contracts for managed services and outsourcing arrangements.  They don’t, however, always give the same attention to IT infrastructure projects … to their detriment. Listen to this 9-minute podcast as , one of TC2’s Managing Directors, and discuss what IT infrastructure projects might look like in your company and why applying some rigor to the sourcing process will likely deliver better pricing and a Statement of Work that works for you. If you would like to learn more about our experience in this space,...

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In May 2018, the European Union adopted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to provide sweeping data protections for consumers.  It didn’t take long before this type of regulation made its way to the US, first landing in California as the California Data Protection Act (CCPA), and similar laws are now rolling out in Virginia, Colorado, and soon many other states.

Listen to this 9 minute part one of a two-part podcast where LB3 Partners Deb Boehling and Laura McDonald talk with TC2’s Joe Schmidt about what these Acts mean for enterprise buyers of technology.

If you would like to learn more about our experience in this space, please visit our Contract Compliance & Optimization, Strategy Development Services and Success Stories webpages.