Ok, now that we have your attention, let’s talk tactics. Remember that the telecom vendors are in business to make money. YOUR money. So they are good at this, and maybe you aren’t. Either get someone to the negotiating table with you that has experience, or at least be aware of these basic tactics….
As we discussed in our recent webinar “Plugging the Leak: Software Tools and Strong Tactics to Contain Telecom & Wireless Costs”, telecom contract RFPs and negotiation are the #1 way to save money on telecom.
As I discussed yesterday, we ran some polls during our latest webinar – “Plugging the Leak: How Software Tools & Strong Tactics Contain Telecom Costs” – with some interesting results. Well, not interesting to us – we know what causes our client’s pain – but maybe interesting to you.
As might be expected in the wireless cost wars, AT&T is moving to lower costs for their existing out-of-contract subscribers, to better protect them from poaching by Verizon. Not that they are buying billboards in Times Square to announce this, according to ZDNet.
I know this sounds like something your mother would tell you, but looking ahead and making good decisions in the present can lead to good things in the future. As 2010 starts to wind down in its fourth quarter, firms are making decisions about what to spend, and what NOT to spend, in 2011. Essentially, it’s budgeting time for many departments, and with IT costs set to rise with Windows 7 deployment, increasing security issues, and higher demands for wireless devices and data plans, finding ways to save money before you spend it is not a bad idea.