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batye
batye
5/9/2016 12:30:28 AM
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Re: Network integration
@kq4ym  if Co. grows rapidly they must take this in the account and be able to keep up with grouth as no other way or solution... only trying to keep up and improve ability to accomadate the grouth...

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batye
batye
5/9/2016 12:28:33 AM
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Re: Network integration
@dcawrey  yes, as most try to keep legacy hardware, instead of rip and replace... but we as consumers gonna be paying the price for upgrades at the end....

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kq4ym
kq4ym
4/24/2016 8:46:15 AM
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Re: Network integration
I'm not so sure I'd agree that "demand for Zappos-quality customer experience, plus continued pressure on network ownership encourages service providers into mergers and acquisitions" is entirely the way to go. It would seem that as far as quality customer experiences go, it's often the merger and acqquisitions that bring the quality down, almost with regularity, the more giant the company becomes the customers seems to lose, and especially if the company growth is rapid.

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dcawrey
dcawrey
4/21/2016 5:36:10 PM
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Re: Network integration
All service providers must contend with these legacy system issues. Meantime, the best that these organizations can do to improve externally is to ensure that they offer great customer service. That's going to be one of the biggest customer differentiators as many systems go through a revamp. 

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batye
batye
4/20/2016 3:12:08 PM
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Re: Network integration
@Alison Diana  this ROI is no longer simple to provide even on paper as so many things/parts technology acting like a game changer and clients get lost in the process of understanding detals of the projects...

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Alison Diana
Alison Diana
4/20/2016 2:19:46 PM
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Re: Network integration
That would be interesting although I'd imagine it would vary widely, depending on the organization. System integrators present these estimates in their pitches, of course, although I'm unsure whether they specifically tailor each one based on the prospective client's real costs (for network engineers, web desingers, classroom trainers, software developers, etc.) or industry standards. I'd think the more specific the data, the better the RFP and TCO. It also depends on the number of moving parts and value-add: Some of these integrations are so complex, there are so many different sub-solution providers bringing in specialized services such as vertical or training expertise, that it's challenging for internal IT to oversee and continue day-to-day operations. There's also the end-game: What is the ROI the client seeks and how immediately do they need/want it? Sometimes a project has to happen now; in those cases, an integrator is probably the best bet given the time it may take an internal team to get up to speed on certain technologies. Again, there are just so many variables that it's tough to make a blanket statement -- unless you have a particular bias one way or the other!

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LizCoyne
LizCoyne
4/20/2016 12:30:11 PM
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Network integration
This is a really hot topic right now especially when it comes a future made up of white box networks. I would love to see an estimated, forward-looking cost-comparison chart that looks at the cost of doing it alone (with the increased amount of trained staffing) or working with a system integrator. 

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