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Hardening the Enterprise and Improving Resiliency in the Age of the Cloud

Staying Connected

Release Date: 09/21/2021

5G Deployment and Radio Altimeters: A Clash of Industries and Regulators – Important Update show art 5G Deployment and Radio Altimeters: A Clash of Industries and Regulators – Important Update

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On November 29, 2021, we recorded a podcast about a dispute between the FCC and the FAA, the respective regulators for the communications industry, and the aviation industry.  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.  In this 7-minute podcast , a Partner at LB3, , TC2’s Technical Director, and provide an important update on this developing situation.  A key takeaway is if nothing changes and AT&T and Verizon Wireless keep to their January 19 schedule...

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Negotiating Mid-Market Deals Requires a Different Perspective show art Negotiating Mid-Market Deals Requires a Different Perspective

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When negotiating mid-market deals enterprises require a different perspective than they employ in their big business deals.  Even though requirements may be just as complex as in those larger deals, the dynamics of the procurement are decidedly different.  In this 6 minute podcast TC2 Directors and discuss why scale matters in ICT procurements and offer advice to help mid-market clients realize maximum value from their ICT deals. If you would like to learn more about our experience in this space, please visit our and webpages.

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5G Deployment and Radio Altimeters: A Clash of Industries and Regulators show art 5G Deployment and Radio Altimeters: A Clash of Industries and Regulators

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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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Don’t Just Hand your Incumbent Carrier your SD-WAN Business show art Don’t Just Hand your Incumbent Carrier your SD-WAN Business

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When you buy technology, the easy choice is to buy it from your incumbent supplier, and frankly, if you have a good relationship with that supplier and a contract with competitive pricing, that’s probably the right choice.  When you’re looking at new technology like SD-WAN, however, handing the business to your incumbent supplier requires further thought. Listen to this 6-minute podcast as TC2 Directors and discuss how doing your due diligence and competitively sourcing your SD-WAN solution will deliver big benefits for your company. If you would like to learn more about our...

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Enterprises Beware: The Costs of ILEC Local Services are Rising show art Enterprises Beware: The Costs of ILEC Local Services are Rising

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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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Changing Needs are Bolstering Demand for UCaaS Solutions show art Changing Needs are Bolstering Demand for UCaaS Solutions

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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’s Acquisition of Masergy May be Good for Enterprises show art Comcast’s Acquisition of Masergy May be Good for Enterprises

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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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Unlocking Hidden Value in Your Organization’s Internet Address Space  show art Unlocking Hidden Value in Your Organization’s Internet Address Space

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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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Customer Relationships with Cisco are Complicated and Evolving show art Customer Relationships with Cisco are Complicated and Evolving

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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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Get the Most Value from Value Added Resellers show art Get the Most Value from Value Added Resellers

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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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More Episodes

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, David Lee, Senior Consultant Brent Knight, and Director Joe Schmidt look at how to efficiently harden and deliver resiliency in the enterprise WAN, review potential trip-ups for enterprise facilities and work-from-home scenarios, and discuss what enterprise customers should do.

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