ABSTRACT

Busy decision-makers need the specifics quickly, without plowing through details that do not affect the economics of a project. Telecommunications Cost Management presents the key facts up front, with sample calculations for broadband, local access, equipment, and service alternatives. It provides a blueprint for cost reduction across all major technologies - from frame relay to IP telephony to contract recommendations. The text presents scenarios showing the effect of different architectural strategies for both voice and data communications. An Architectural Review lists alternatives to the traditional PBX and discusses how to minimize local access costs.

Introduction. Developing a Cost Management Vision. Telecommunications Auditing. Wide Area Networking. Architecture and Local Access Strategies. Savings from Satellite Technologies. Telecom Security. Tax Minimization Strategies. Telecom Contracts. Futures. Appendices.