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Difference between C3 and Direct Sales Reps (Telecom Procurement)

Virtually all telecommunication companies have 2 different models to sell their services(MPLS, SIP, Metro Ethernet, SD WAN, etc) – through a direct sales force and through a channel program for organizations like C3. Here are some key facts about direct … Continue reading

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Why the Cloud is Safer Than You Think

News flash – unless your data is stored under your bed in a safe that’s nuclear blast-proof, your data isn’t 100% safe. It seems like every day brings another horror story regarding a breach of data security. Target has struggled … Continue reading

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How Hosted VoIP Can Help Keep Your Ex-salespeople From Stealing Your Customers

We live in a connected world today, to a fault in our opinion. We list 17 forms of communication on signature lines and business cards to reassure our vendors, co-workers, and most importantly, our customers, that we can be easily … Continue reading

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Cloud Computing – An HR Decision

In writing this, I understand that the general disdain for which the phrase “cloud computing” is treated with by IT professionals. It’s a word whose nebulous nature allows an unlimited number of definitions and henceforth, a myriad of solutions (Infrastructure … Continue reading

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Current State of Wide Area Networking – MPLS VPN vs IP VPN

Over my 14+ years in telecom, we’ve seen a few shifts in wide area networking – private lines to frame relay, frame relay to MPLS, and now we’re seeing another shift from MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) to IP VPN. Why … Continue reading

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C3’s thoughts on Comcast/Time Warner Cable Merger

We have quite a few years of telecom experience here at C3 and have seen quite a few mergers and acquisitions – WorldCom buying MCI, Sprint buying Nextel, Centurylink acquiring Qwest, etc. This is our general view on telecom companies … Continue reading

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Big Bandwidth

The bandwidth explosion is officially here. We are rapidly approaching the day where the standard for all businesses’ internet connectivity needs is a 100M synchronous connection. We are seeing a huge increase in requests for metro Ethernet internet circuits and … Continue reading

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Comcast awards and our view

Comcast, one of the 80+ telco carriers in the C3 portfolio, announced this past week that they won both the North American Service Provider of the Year Award and took home first prize for Best Carrier Ethernet Business Application – … Continue reading

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Our Rant on Numerous VoIP/SIP Providers

Before the wonderful world of VoIP and SIP, a startup phone company would need 10s of millions of dollars to build out a network. Fully diverse and redundant fiber networks would need to be built out. Heavy duty gear, like … Continue reading

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Evaluating Cloud Options

Evaluating Cloud Options Article This is a great article for any organization that is currently analyzing the cloud to determine if it’s right from them. I really like how they posted some example questions that need to be asked when … Continue reading

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