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Finessing On-demand Software Deals

How to mitigate risk when getting your software on tap. Computerworld Marc Lindsey and Joaquin Gamboa If — or more likely when — your company considers on-demand software or software as a service (SaaS), it will have to wrestle with many businesses, legal and technical issues in the process of […]

MPLS’s Impact On Multinational Sourcing

Business Communications Review.  Asked his cap size at the beginning of spring training, Yogi Berra is said to have replied, “I don’t know, I’m not in shape.” That about says it all. Spring training is about getting back in shape for the season (although cap sizes aren’t necessarily the best […]

FCC Deregulates Verizon Broadband Prices

Corporate customers blast FCC’s unusual move and fear price increases Computerworld ( Matt Hamblen The Federal Communications Commission announced last week that it deregulated the prices Verizon Communications Inc. can charge businesses for high-speed data services, a move that outraged corporate customers. “Verizon was already price-gouging customers while it was […]

The Post-Merger World: A Market Assessment And Survival Guide

Business Communications Review.  Now that the FCC has approved SBC’s acquisition of AT&T and Verizon’s purchase of MCI, enterprise customers need a “going forward” strategy. Waiting for the next shoe to drop is not a strategy-it’s a prescription for frustration and higher telecom costs. When thinking about the implications of […]

DWDM: It’s Not Just For Carriers Anymore

Business Communications Review.  A quick search of the telecom trade press suggests that dense wave division multiplexing (DWDM) is old hat. However, while DWDM in the carrier backbone may be a pass, DWDM in a “private” network is hot. Here’s a peek at what large enterprise customers are doing with […]

Key Regulatory Developments For Enterprise Customers

Business Communications Review – The FCC moves slowly – here’s what to expect from decisions it has made and those that are pending. Smart enterprise customers stay informed about significant developments in telecommunications regulation because regulation can affect the price, quality, and availability of both basic and state-of-the-art services. Savvy […]