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What’s Trending in Unified Communications?

2018-03-06T14:34:40+00:00March 6th, 2018|Categories: Ask The Telecom Pro|Tags: , , |

I was asked last week about how Unified Communications (UC) is changing with recent advances in UC technology; the client who was requesting the information was considering how her company might improve their internal processes. I took a few minutes to jot down some of the trends that AOTMP is seeing in the UC market. [...]

My Company Can’t Afford Fiber Re-Cabling, Does That Mean We Can’t Deploy an IoT Solution?

2018-02-21T15:14:22+00:00February 13th, 2018|Categories: Ask The Telecom Pro|

A client recently asked me this and it made me think about how quickly our minds have accepted the idea that fiber optics are the only solution to data speed concerns. As companies explore new and exciting ways to include emerging technology in their business operations, they are routinely encountering limits on the speed with [...]

Ask the Telecom Pro: Telecom Tax | Mobile Device Insurance

2018-01-02T14:54:09+00:00January 2nd, 2018|Categories: Ask The Telecom Pro|Tags: , , |

Timothy C. Colwell SVP, Efficiency First® Adoption AOTMP Ask the Telecom Pro Q:  Are non-profit organizations exempt from paying telecom taxes? A:  Non-profit hospitals, educational organizations, state governments, local governments and government instrumentalities are exempt from federal excise tax. States have specific provisions for exempting organizations from state and local telecom [...]

Ask the Telecom Pro: SLAs

2018-02-21T15:50:04+00:00December 5th, 2017|Categories: Ask The Telecom Pro|Tags: , , |

Timothy C. Colwell SVP, Efficiency First® Adoption AOTMP Ask the Telecom Pro Q:  What is the difference between catastrophic and chronic SLA events? A:  Carriers and other vendors have different terms to describe service level agreement conditions.  Most commonly, a catastrophic SLA event is one where all or a majority of [...]

Ask the Telecom Pro: TEM / EMM Vendors | MDM Software

2018-02-21T15:35:27+00:00November 16th, 2017|Categories: Ask The Telecom Pro|Tags: , , |

Timothy C. Colwell SVP, Efficiency First® Adoption AOTMP Ask the Telecom Pro Q:  Can TEM vendors support EMM effectively? A:  Telecom Expense Management (TEM) vendors may have Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) capabilities.  Often, the capabilities are in the form of Managed Mobility Services (MMS).  So, yes, there are TEM vendors that can support [...]

Internet of Things (IoT) Explained By An Expert

2017-11-28T11:24:08+00:00November 10th, 2017|Categories: Ask The Telecom Pro, IoT|Tags: , , |

Sheila Cundiff Content Specialist AOTMP Internet of Things (IoT) Explained by an Expert The Internet of Things (IoT) is a constantly growing and changing environment. AOTMP interviewed Dan Hughes to discuss the way IoT is changing the telecommunications industry. Hughes said that there are several benefits to the telecommunications industry. He [...]

Ask the Telecom Pro: What is Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) and What Do EMM Vendors Offer?

2018-02-21T15:42:14+00:00October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Ask The Telecom Pro|Tags: , , |

Timothy C. Colwell SVP, Efficiency First® Adoption AOTMP Ask the Telecom Pro In October, AOTMP's SVP of Efficiency First® Adoption, Timothy C. Colwell, addressed what appears to be a very simple question at Mobi's Untethered event as he presented a session on "Mobile Transformation & Industry Evolution":  What is enterprise mobility [...]

Ask the Telecom Pro: What Does Copper Retirement Mean? | What is the Difference Between a Private Cloud and an Internal Cloud?

2018-02-21T15:27:56+00:00September 28th, 2017|Categories: Ask The Telecom Pro|Tags: , , , , |

Timothy C. Colwell SVP, Efficiency First® Adoption AOTMP Ask the Telecom Pro Copper Retirement | Private Cloud vs. Internal Cloud Q:  What does copper retirement mean? A:  PSTN transitioning is underway and carriers are retiring traditional copper network facilities. This means that, when retired, businesses and consumers will no longer be [...]

Ask the Telecom Pro: Narrowband IoT | Taxes on Telecom

2018-02-21T15:02:07+00:00August 31st, 2017|Categories: Ask The Telecom Pro|Tags: , , , |

Timothy C. Colwell SVP, Efficiency First® Adoption AOTMP Ask the Telecom Pro Narrowband IoT | Taxes on Telecom Q:  What is Narrowband IoT? A:  Narrowband IoT, or NB-IoT, is low power wide area network technology that uses the LTE spectrum to connect IoT devices. The main application for NB-IoT technology is [...]

Ask the Telecom Pro | SLOs | Carrier Uptime SLA Coverage of Network Service

2017-09-20T08:45:13+00:00August 15th, 2017|Categories: Ask The Telecom Pro|Tags: , , , |

Timothy C. Colwell SVP, Efficiency First® Adoption AOTMP Ask the Telecom Pro SLOs | Carriers Uptime SLA Coverage of Network Service Q:  What is an SLO? A:  SLO is an acronym for service level objective. It is similar to a service level agreement (SLA), but contains no performance guarantees or remedies [...]