Telecom Audit

Author: M S Mastel
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071410540
Format: PDF, Docs
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Phone systems, service, data networks, and the Internet are critical pieces of any company’s communications. And most IT professionals don’t understand the effects of deregulation and parallel technologies on the bottom line. Telecommunications companies have more than a 30% error rate on their billing each month. There are only about 4,000 telecom consultants in the country who do nothing but find errors on bills. The economy seems to be crying out for just this type of study. This work explores the various technologies in terms of cost and ROI, sets up some case studies to solve real communications issues, offers cheap ways to meet bandwidth requirements, looks at the players in the marketplace in terms of technology as well as cost, explains what a tariff is and how it can be made to work for you, gives a better understanding of telecom taxes, which ones are required and to what degree, and provides international strategies to manage costs of a national and global network. Reading this book will be like hiring that telecom consultant. · SAVINGS!!! – realize 40-60% savings with the information contained in the book · “Show me the money” demo included · Review – assessing bills to know if you’re overpaying · Analysis – benchmarking, comparative technologies, ROI, tariff info, etc. · Negotiation – how to work with your various services to ensure you’re getting the best rates possible · Cost Justification – finding costs in other areas to justify expenditure in technology · Vendor Management – understanding where and how to go to get the best price · Recovery of capital – finding out if and when you’ve overpaid, and getting back $ when it’s due · Tax Rebates, Relocations, Growth Assessment, and Telemanagement – exploring all the angles to get the most of your telecom dollars

Telecommunications Expense Management

Author: Michael Brosnan
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781138412323
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This straightforward book will provide you with the insight necessary to save your organization revenue through the processes of bill auditing, expense reduction, and savvy contract negotiations. Information technology professionals will find the authors' suggestions useful, and yet uncomplicated to implement. After you have used their suggestions to identify possible errors or optimization opportunities, the book details what steps need to be taken to secure the associated recoveries or service changes, including contact and phone numbers. In addition, their contract negotiation tips could save your organization dollars up front by providing information you need at the bargaining table. This important tool is a must-have for all information technology professionals. ;

Telecom Audit

Author: M S Mastel
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 007142914X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Phone systems, service, data networks, and the Internet are critical pieces of any company’s communications. And most IT professionals don’t understand the effects of deregulation and parallel technologies on the bottom line. Telecommunications companies have more than a 30% error rate on their billing each month. There are only about 4,000 telecom consultants in the country who do nothing but find errors on bills. The economy seems to be crying out for just this type of study. This work explores the various technologies in terms of cost and ROI, sets up some case studies to solve real communications issues, offers cheap ways to meet bandwidth requirements, looks at the players in the marketplace in terms of technology as well as cost, explains what a tariff is and how it can be made to work for you, gives a better understanding of telecom taxes, which ones are required and to what degree, and provides international strategies to manage costs of a national and global network. Reading this book will be like hiring that telecom consultant. ·SAVINGS!!! – realize 40-60% savings with the information contained in the book ·“Show me the money” demo included ·Review – assessing bills to know if you’re overpaying ·Analysis – benchmarking, comparative technologies, ROI, tariff info, etc. ·Negotiation – how to work with your various services to ensure you’re getting the best rates possible ·Cost Justification – finding costs in other areas to justify expenditure in technology ·Vendor Management – understanding where and how to go to get the best price ·Recovery of capital – finding out if and when you’ve overpaid, and getting back $ when it’s due ·Tax Rebates, Relocations, Growth Assessment, and Telemanagement – exploring all the angles to get the most of your telecom dollars

Telecommunications Cost Management

Author: S. C. Strother
Publisher: Artech House
ISBN: 1580531784
Format: PDF, Docs
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This work is a practical cost management guide to the complex world of voice, data and wireless telecommunications for the non-technical business professional. It sifts through all the technical jargon, and offers a comprehensive education on the applications, services and procurement of telecom products, and provides a strategy to effectively manage the costs of those products and services. This reference enables professionals to: understand telecom services; audit phone bills; reduce the cost of existing services and eliminate unnecessary ones; and efficiently negotiate new contracts and services. It explains the way in which the providers of telecommunications services interwork and compete, focusing on pricing structures and options. Each section contains cost management advice, explains the technologies and service offerings of the carriers, and illustrates complex concepts with case studies of companies in today's marketplace.

Security Management of Next Generation Telecommunications Networks and Services

Author: Stuart Jacobs
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118746988
Format: PDF
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This book will cover network management security issues and currently available security mechanisms by discussing how network architectures have evolved into the contemporary NGNs which support converged services (voice, video, TV, interactive information exchange, and classic data communications). It will also analyze existing security standards and their applicability to securing network management. This book will review 21st century security concepts of authentication, authorization, confidentiality, integrity, nonrepudiation, vulnerabilities, threats, risks, and effective approaches to encryption and associated credentials management/control. The book will highlight deficiencies in existing protocols used for management and the transport of management information.

Telecommunications Cost Management

Author: William A. Yarberry, Jr.
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420000139
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Most telecom books focus on either traditional telecom billing audits or pure technology, with the cost saving ideas buried deep in the text. Busy decision-makers need the specifics quickly, without having to plow through details that do not affect the economics of a project. Telecommunications Cost Management takes cost saving techniques and brings them to the forefront where managers and decision makers can quickly use them for real world cost reductions or efficiency gains. Traditional bill auditing texts provide recommendations but only within the context of the existing architecture - for example, they might highlight techniques for reducing circuit switched leased lines but omit the pros and cons of leased lines versus alternatives. Telecommunications Cost Management provides a blueprint for cost reduction across all major technologies - from frame relay to IP telephony to contract recommendations. The text presents the key facts up front, with sample calculations for broadband, local access, equipment, and service alternatives. It provides scenarios showing the effects of different architectural strategies for both voice and data communications. Intended for the busy decision-maker, this reference eliminates the need to wade through unnecessary details and guides the reader directly to the cost saving techniques.

Practical IP and Telecom for Broadcast Engineering and Operations

Author: Fred Huffman
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780240805894
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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What you need to know to survive, long term. Interests between broadcasters and telecom people are blurring. Technical operations and design engineers in one field are increasingly required to deal with practices and techniques in the other. The problem is expectations and terminology differences aren't recognized until it's too late. Take "Quality of Service." The telecom people specify a percentage of the time that the service is guaranteed to be available. The down time may be very, very small. But, if it occurs during a high-priced commercial in the Super Bowl, it is very, very serious for the broadcaster. Practical IP and Telecom for Broadcast Engineering and Operations teaches the technology and how to structure it and make sure the finances work in your favor. Learn how to: * Define communications circuit, equipment, facilities and services used in broadcast engineering and operations. * Evaluate suppliers as well as their products and services. * Prepare technical specifications and requests for bids, proposals required in competitive procurement actions. * Conduct communications operational effectiveness and cost audits. * Prepare communications cost management strategies and plans. * Plan and execute capital projects. * Survive Long-Term Critical for engineers, technicians, and managers engaged in designing, installing, testing, and maintaining equipment and network services for program content, training material, or audio/video conferencing. Valuable knowledge for planning, design, integration and operation of communications equipment, facilities and services used in broadcast operations, training and conferencing applications. Fred Huffman is a systems engineer with Athens Olympic Broadcasting, the Host Broadcaster for the 2004 Games. He has more than 35 years experience in technical and management roles in broadcasting and telecommunications fields. This work is largely a reflection of that experience, captured in a way that introduces the reader to technical aspects of IP, ATM and classical telecom, along with business essentials such as contracts, tariffs, project planning, budgeting and long range planning. *Entry level--introduces broadcasters to Internet & telecom *Learn about communications technology and it's business aspects so you can survive long-term *Written by one of the few people truly conversant in Internet, Telecom and Broadcast speak, with a solid understanding of business economics

Cost Recovery

Author: Richard B. Lanza
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470526149
Format: PDF, ePub
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Cost Recovery: Turning Your Accounts Payable Department into a Profit Center shows how to identify a company's hidden financial assets. It provides tools to assist organizations generate cash recoveries, stop profit leaks, move away from control issues, and work towards process improvements. The book shows how to incorporate profit recovery technology, and how to pair a company with a recovery expert best suited to the company's needs to achieve bottom line results. The book discusses how to utilize free services offered by cost recovery consultants, using of top money-saving proves improvements, and how to create a plan to maximize recovering technology.

What Great Telecom Managers Know

Author: Roger K. Yang
Publisher: Avema Corporation
ISBN: 0973813806
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book is written about telecom managers, for telecom managers. Roger Yang, CEO of Avema Corporation, takes a close look at the profession of telecom management, its role in an organization, and the value that it brings. Telecom professionals in several countries around the world were interviewed to determine what the best of them have in common. From job satisfaction, to recognition, and results, what makes the difference? How can telecom professionals use this knowledge to improve their own careers? Included are some case studies, and a thorough analysis of what makes telecom managers tick. Also included in this book: 7An outline of how to increase the Return On Investment (ROI) of the telecom department, including ways to reduce costs, and increase revenue 7Specific information on managing wireless costs 7An analysis of telecom "power tools" to streamline administrative work, freeing up time for more valuable work 7How VoIP, amongst other upcoming changes, will transform the role of the telecom department, and what telecom managers can do to minimize their career risk, maximizing their opportunities