Archive for the Telecom Services Category

Caught by Surprise with POTS

We received a notice from one of our POTS line consolidators this week.B I found it pretty interesting and thought you might too! It starts like this: bItbs no secret that the RBOC (Regional Bell Operating Company) POTS (plain old telephone service) line carriers that provide the […]

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Consolidation Eliminates Risk

We work with several companies that have locations spread across a wide swath of the United States.B Prior to making their way to us, every one of those locations received at least one (if not many) invoices for some telecom service. As an accountant, I know first-hand […]

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The Fate of Desk Phones

Ibve been around long enough to remember fondly my days at a typewriter.B And, even more fondly, my early days using a computer. As you may already know, I am a CPA and managed an accounting firm for many years.B My bsecondb job, right after my first […]

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Are POTS Lines Going Away?

Recently, the ZITS comic strip reminded us of the generation gap that exists with technology.B The younger generation would not care much if the bland lineb ceased to exist.B If you canbt text to it, what useful purpose does it serve!B If you want a good chuckle, […]

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Fool Proof Disaster Recovery

Youbve got a fool-proof disaster recovery plan that youbve tested.B Your disaster simulation provided the comfort you need to go back to bbusiness as usualb.B Still, Ibm wondering. Your data may be available – but will your staff have access to it? One of our cloud service […]

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Build In Geographic Diversity

Seeing images of the damage from Hurricane Sandy cannot help but instill in us a sense of urgency to dust off our own disaster recovery plans.B Now would be a really good time to use the experiences of companies directly affected by the storm for breal worldb […]

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The Antiquated Voting Process

Yesterday was election day in the United States.B I wonbt talk about the results b youbve probably heard all you want to hear about that!B Rather, Ibd like to explore the technological aspects of voting. Ibve wondered for years why we couldnbt just vote online.B We have […]

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Sandybs Predictable Disaster

It might be a bit premature to be considering the btakeawaysb from Hurricane Sandy.B For many people in New York and New Jersey, the lack of power, gas, food, drinkable water and safe living conditions is not yet a memory b itbs still happening in breal timeb. […]

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Password Management – How Strong is Your Password?

Many companies have established a policy for requiring scheduled password changes.B It was thought to increase network security.B But, it might be time to re-think that policy. I have so many passwords that I need to remember that I created a spreadsheet so that I could access […]

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Managing Your Telecom Inventory with TEM

Webve discussed Telecom Expense Management (TEM) in the past and our position hasnbt changed.B If youbre managing the telecom resources used by more than a few staff, youbre likely missing opportunities for savings that have bslipped through the cracksb. One of the ways that many companies (and […]

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Top 10 Reasons To Hire A Consultant

01Mergers and Acquisitions
Sales is known as a high turnover profession, but the recent rash of mergers and acquisitions in telecom make it even more...
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