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Budgeting and Forecasting for Your ICT Services in 2024

It’s that time again when organizations that operate on a calendar-based fiscal year are in the midst of the complex task of budgeting for 2024.  Transformational projects, projected usage trends, understanding your contracts, and the moving target of taxes and regulatory charges all play into the exercise. In this 10-minute […]

A Paradigm Shift in Carrier Service Management Costs

In an effort by network service providers to increase their margins and push their costs of doing business onto the customer, enterprises should be prepared for a meaningful change in the way they are likely to be charged for the cost of basic network services. In this 8-minute podcast, TC2 […]

When Sourcing Dedicated Internet Access, Consider the Full Cost Picture

Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) is a networking staple for enterprises that have deployed or are planning to deploy SD-WAN solutions.  DIA pricing, however, can vary significantly among providers, and enterprises may be losing potentially significant cost savings if they don’t understand the cost elements for these types of circuits. In […]

Negotiating ICT Contract Renewals in an Evolving Market

On this episode of Staying Connected we discuss how customers can effectively negotiate a contract renewal with an incumbent provider in the absence of a full-blown competitive RFP process.  Why might a customer choose the alternative of a negotiated renewal rather than running an RFP?  Larry York, TC2’s Executive Director […]

The FCC Acts to Reinstate Net Neutrality Rules (Again!)

This week, the Federal Communications Commission began a rulemaking proceeding to consider re-adoption of the net neutrality rules.  This contentious, long-fought proceeding examines changing the regulatory classification of broadband internet access service, and imposing safeguards to prevent internet service providers from exploiting the access monopoly they control between their customers, […]