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First the Great Resignation, Now the Great Burnout

Staying Connected

Release Date: 05/09/2022

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Telecom vendors love to pile on charges that fall outside the rates for services that enterprise customers work hard to negotiate and lock down in their agreements.  Vendors give these add-on charges official-sounding names, the latest being Verizon’s  Economic Adjustment Charge which will start hitting enterprise wireless bills any day.  In this 10-minute podcast, , a Managing Director at TC2 and , the Managing Partner of LB3 and the Chairman of TC2 discuss with TC2’s how Verizon’s made-up fee will be assessed and what it means for enterprise customers. If you would like...

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It may surprise you, but the need for data center space isn’t necessarily reducing for all enterprises as they move apps to the cloud.  In fact, many companies are adding space in current data centers to have a presence near the hyperscalers like AWS, Google Cloud, and Azure – one big draw being improved user experience and security. Listen to this 14-minute podcast as LB3 Senior Partners and discuss with TC2’s the difference between retail and wholesale colocation agreements, key contractual terms and site space details you want to consider in order to protect your assets, and...

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In a recent Staying Connected , TC2’s Keith Cook and Joe Schmidt highlighted the business impact of T-Mobile’s decision to focus more on wireless services and less on fixed line services provided by legacy Sprint.  What do you do if you have legacy Sprint wireline services?  Should you stay or go, and why or how? In this 15-minute podcast, LB3 Senior Partners and talk with about this topic from a legal and contracting perspective.  Laura and Deb also offer advice on what enterprises need to do now in order not to get caught in any financial, operational or liability...

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In a , we talked about how The Great Resignation was impacting network life cycle management.  As a result of this mass exodus of key employees, companies are now having to contend with another employee phenomenon … The Great Burnout. Listen to this 9-minute podcast as TC2’s UK Managing Director describes for how the people left behind are struggling to pick up the pieces to support network life cycle management and what companies can do to help both their employees and themselves. If you would like to learn more about our experience in this space, please visit our and webpages.

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Back in 2020, TC2’s and published an and recorded a entitled “TDM: It’s Time to Decommission and Move” warning of the risks associated with failing to plan the move away from legacy time division multiplexing (TDM) service.  Companies that failed to heed their advice are now quite literally paying the price for staying with TDM. Listen to this 9-minute podcast as Jack and Mark talk with TC2’s about the TDM landscape and explain why enterprises are experiencing operational and commercial pain by remaining with TDM services. If you would like to learn more about our...

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Almost everyone knows that T-Mobile acquired Sprint last year, and many industry pundits (including we on Staying Connected) have pontificated on what this means for the U.S. wireless industry.  Notably, as part of that acquisition, T-Mobile also acquired Sprint’s wireline business, once a go-to service for many enterprises. Listen to this 7-minute podcast as TC2 Directors and discuss how legacy Sprint wireline services are being retired and what this means for buyers of ICT services. If you would like to learn more about our experience in this space, please visit our and webpages.

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When you work with ICT billing, you deal with credits paid for events like circuit disconnects or the resolution of a billing error.  This sounds like guaranteed money in the bank … but it’s not. In this 8-minute podcast, TC2 Directors and talk with and discuss the billing gold mine of credits and the potential pitfalls, such as it taking years to use credits that were applied to the wrong account – if you’re able to use them at all.  Julie and Theresa provide the tips and tools for helping you tap this untapped credit resource. If you would like to learn more about our...

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When an enterprise divests a business unit, much work is needed to ensure that vendor IT contracts will appropriately support the divestiture.  This can be a difficult process because vendors don’t normally let their customers just copy and paste a contract into a brand new “carbon copy” for the divested company. Listen to this 10-minute podcast as , one of TC2’s Managing Directors, and , a Senior Partner at LB3 and President of , discuss with the two main approaches companies often use when divesting a business unit and how you can put these approaches to use. If you would like...

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Payment terms have become a major focus for large enterprises when negotiating ICT contracts.  Fewer companies are accepting the historic standard “due within 30 days of invoice date” and are instead negotiating payment terms ranging from 60 to 90 days. Listen to this 9-minute podcast as TC2 Directors , , and discuss how payment terms can make or break a deal, provide insight into how suppliers struggle to bill for these special arrangements, and what you can do to realize the benefit of your negotiated payment terms. If you would like to learn more about our experience in this...

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In a previous podcast, we talked about how The Great Resignation was impacting network life cycle management.  As a result of this mass exodus of key employees, companies are now having to contend with another employee phenomenon … The Great Burnout.

Listen to this 9-minute podcast as TC2’s UK Managing Director Mark Sheard describes for Joe Schmidt how the people left behind are struggling to pick up the pieces to support network life cycle management and what companies can do to help both their employees and themselves.

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