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last mile
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5G: Eliminating Last Mile Constraints

The last mile has long been a networking juggernaut. The Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN), Wide-Area Networks (WANs), and Local-Area Networks (LANs) each suffer from the challenge of distributing the fu...

payment terms
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Ask the Telecom Pro – November 2019

Q: Are payment terms negotiable with telecom carriers? A: Yes. When negotiating payment terms and conditions for carrier and other vendor contracts, consider everything eligible for negotiation; there are no ha...

vendor management
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Podcast: A Closer Look at Vendor Management

Recently, AOTMP® Executive Vice President Timothy C. Colwell sat down with Telecom Reseller to discuss vendor management and why today’s enterprises are more focused than ever on improving these relations...

mobile expense management
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Maximizing Mobile Expense Management Savings

The objective of every mobile expense management practice is baked into the name – managing mobile expenses. However, this is typically code for ‘help us save more money.’ Therefore, practitioners&#...

MVNO
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Ask the Telecom Pro – October 2019

Q: What is an MVNO? A: A Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) provides cellular voice and data services using wireless network infrastructure owned by other carriers. MVNOs have business agreements with carri...

ITSM & ITAM
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Ask the Telecom Pro – September 2019

Q: ITSM & ITAM – Are These Terms Interchangeable? A: IT Service Management (ITSM) and IT Asset Management (ITAM) business practices are not synonyms, but they are related. So how do you explain the di...

VMO
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Elevate Your VMO Game

Enterprises report having the best business relationships with vendors they view and treat as partners. As partners, enterprises are clear about business requirements and expectations, and vendors are attentive...

accurate inventory
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The New Asset & Service Inventory Paradigm

One of the most complex aspects of every telecom, mobility, and IT management practice is maintaining an accurate inventory of technology assets and services. Accuracy is king, but change introduced by the like...

data analytics
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Data Analytics or Forensic Reporting?

Data analytics is a hot topic in business management. It’s also a hot topic in technology management as businesses pursue better outcomes through digital transformation initiatives. It is, after all, billed as ...

robocalls
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Ask the Telecom Pro: Robocalls, the FCC, & USF

Q: Is it true that the FCC is stopping robocalls? A: Robocalls are a nuisance and a frustration for everyone with a phone number. And the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has noticed. Fortunately for eve...