Our Perspectives on Current Industry Topics

For over twenty years LB3 has helped enterprise customers, including nearly half of the Fortune 100, manage risk and maximize opportunity in their information and communications technology procurements and influence telecommunications regulations. Our fifteen legal professionals have over 250 years of experience negotiating RFPs, network services agreements, wireless, outsourcing, managed services, cloud computing, software and equipment agreements.

It's not our first time at the rodeo.  Read on for our collective wisdom on SIP Trunking and Cloud Computing.

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SIP trunking can further an enterprise’s network convergence strategy and significantly reduce costs by replacing overpriced, non-competitive legacy voice services.

SIP Trunking

If you are an enterprise customer running an MPLS WAN who has deployed IP capable equipment throughout your network infrastructure, a SIP trunking solution is the logical next “new service” for your organization to procure.  A transition to SIP trunking is, however, filled with pitfalls that can frustrate the most well laid procurement plans and business cases.

We know these pitfalls well and help our clients avoid them.  We have advised enterprise customers for decades on procurement and contractual issues associated with transitions to new network technologies, and we have already assisted numerous enterprises with their SIP trunking procurements by helping them understand the complexity of transitioning to SIP trunking.  We have identified restrictions in existing contracts that limit their ability to transition and impose additional costs.  We have provided strategies for assessing interoperability between customer equipment and the SIP trunking solution offered by vendors.  We have worked with clients to address a vendor’s lack of geographic coverage and limitations on local number portability and advised our clients about SIP trunking’s limitations on access to 911 emergency services, just to name a few.

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Public and private clouds can provide enterprises with automated and rapid resource provisioning, faster transitions to new technologies, lower total cost of usage, improved resource elasticity and scalability, better access to applications by remote workers, and more efficient and effective IT service management.






Cloud Computing

Is all the cloud hype starting to sound convincing? As you consider purchasing additional computing resources - whether a new application, a computing platform, or fundamental computing building blocks such as servers and storage - the cloud may offer a welcomed alternative. 

To realize the benefits of the cloud,  enterprises must address the unique and heightened risks at the outset of their cloud initiatives.  The lock-in, security and privacy risks attributable to public clouds, for example, require prudent enterprises to carefully select the right use cases and deployment models.

LB3 is regularly called upon to advise and represent many of the world's largest enterprises in their outsourcing, managed services and public and private cloud computing transactions. The articles and news items below convey some of our viewpoints on the topics.  Please contact us if you would like to learn more or to discuss your next cloud project.