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TechCaliber Consulting (TC2) and Levine, Blaszak, Block & Boothby (LB3) provide strategic business and legal advice to leading companies around the globe covering the procurement, deployment, and regulation of Information and Communications Technology. Our Staying Connected podcasts deliver insights, tips and market commentary from TC2 consultants and LB3 lawyers, collected from our work on the cutting edge of ICT procurements, deal negotiations, and regulatory proceedings.

Staying Connected Joseph M. Schmidt

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TechCaliber Consulting (TC2) and Levine, Blaszak, Block & Boothby (LB3) provide strategic business and legal advice to leading companies around the globe covering the procurement, deployment, and regulation of Information and Communications Technology. Our Staying Connected podcasts deliver insights, tips and market commentary from TC2 consultants and LB3 lawyers, collected from our work on the cutting edge of ICT procurements, deal negotiations, and regulatory proceedings.

    Changing Needs are Bolstering Demand for UCaaS Solutions

    Changing Needs are Bolstering Demand for UCaaS Solutions

    Companies are increasingly re-evaluating their needs for Unified Communications-as-a-Service (“UCaaS”) solutions, and many are taking steps to address their quickly changing UCaaS requirements.  This is particularly important in the age of COVID when the necessity to support work from home and the hybrid office are at the forefront.
    In this 12-minute podcast, TC2’s Technical Director, David Lee, and Joe Schmidt discuss some of the key inputs for evaluating UCaaS solutions including building a strategy, procuring the solution, and selecting the right provider and feature set to meet your company’s needs.
    If you’d like to learn more about our experience in this space, please visit our Unified Communication & Collaboration and Success Stories.

    • 12 min
    Comcast’s Acquisition of Masergy May be Good for Enterprises

    Comcast’s Acquisition of Masergy May be Good for Enterprises

    Comcast recently announced the closing of their acquisition of Masergy, a provider of managed WAN and cloud-based services.  Individually, these weren’t two heavyweights in the ICT arena, but the combined entity might be worth considering for enterprise buyers of ICT.
    In this 10-minute podcast Deb Boehling, a Partner at LB3, Jack Deal, one of TC2’s Managing Directors, and Joe Schmidt discuss the merger of Masergy and Comcast and offer some tips on what enterprises need to consider before engaging this new organization.
    If you would like to learn more about our experience in this space, please visit our Technology Consulting & Strategy Development Services and Success Stories webpages.

    • 9 min
    Unlocking Hidden Value in Your Organization’s Internet Address Space

    Unlocking Hidden Value in Your Organization’s Internet Address Space

    The IPv4 address transfer market is probably not well understood by most organizations, and few likely know how to go about monetizing unused IPv4 assets.  Fortunately, companies like Avenue4 exist and can help enterprises advance transparency and efficiency in an evolving and opaque market.
    In this 14-minute podcast, Marc Lindsey, a Partner at LB3 and President of Avenue4 (an LB3-affiliated company) discusses with TC2’s Joe Schmidt why the IPv4 market exists and explains how enterprises can realize value from IPv4 transactions.
    If you would like to learn more about our experience in this space, please visit the Avenue4 website and our Information Technology Advisory Services webpage.

    • 14 min
    Customer Relationships with Cisco are Complicated and Evolving

    Customer Relationships with Cisco are Complicated and Evolving

    If you buy technology and services from a value added reseller (VAR), it’s important that you also have direct relationships with the key product manufacturers – also known as OEMs (short for original equipment manufacturers) – because those are the producers of the products you purchase through the VAR.  Nowhere is this more important for most companies than with one of the bigger OEMs… Cisco.
    In this 10 minute podcast, Ben Fox, one of TC2’s Managing Directors, and Joe Schmidt look at how Cisco’s enterprise interactions are evolving and offer guidance on how you can get the most value out of your Cisco relationship.
    If you would like to learn more about our experience in this space, please visit our Hardware & Licensing and Success Stories webpages.

    • 9 min
    Get the Most Value from Value Added Resellers

    Get the Most Value from Value Added Resellers

    Value added resellers are an important part of the ICT ecosystem and without them, a lot of great products and services would never make it to the enterprise.  But what are value added resellers, or VARs, and why do they exist?
    Listen to this 10-minute podcast as Ben Fox, one of TC2’s Managing Directors, and Joe Schmidt describe what VARs do, explain some of the nuances of their pricing, and offer up some tips to help you get the most value from your value added reseller.
    If you would like to learn more about our experience in this space, please visit our Hardware & Licensing and Success Stories webpages.

    • 9 min
    Hardening the Enterprise and Improving Resiliency in the Age of the Cloud

    Hardening the Enterprise and Improving Resiliency in the Age of the Cloud

    As more applications are being transitioned to the cloud, and as COVID-19 is becoming COVID-21 and the work-from-home scenario is becoming the new normal for many businesses, there is an urgent need for work-from-anywhere to support the modern enterprise organization.  In the era of cloud-first architectures, what are considered best practices for hardening and delivering resiliency to support this architecture? 
    In this 11-minute podcast, TC2’s Technical Director, David Lee, Senior Consultant Brent Knight, and Director Joe Schmidt look at how to efficiently harden and deliver resiliency in the enterprise WAN, review potential trip-ups for enterprise facilities and work-from-home scenarios, and discuss what enterprise customers should do.
    If you would like to learn more about our experience in this space, please visit our Technology Consulting & Strategy Development Services and Success Stories webpages.

    • 11 min

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