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PAG PASSES QUARTER-BILLION DOLLAR MARK IN TELECOM SAVINGS!

Charlotte-based Profit Advisory Group reached a significant milestone this month, when they passed the $250,000,000 mark in total dollars saved for their clients! With over 70 years of combined industry experience spent with the major telecom carriers, PAG’s unique, non-intrusive Telecom Audit levels the playing field for their clients. An average PAG Telecom Audit generates 23% in savings. read more

How to Gain Leverage Over Your Telecom Services Provider

How to Gain Leverage Over Your Telecom Services Provider

Wouldn’t it be great to have the upper hand when it comes to negotiating with your telecom services provider? The reality for many of us is that our telecom providers are in the drivers seat. They set prices and terms, and because you simply cannot run a business without telecom services, you play by their rules and pay each invoice as it rolls in. Despite what many people think, it IS… read more

The One Reason Most Companies Don’t Lower Telecom Expenses

The One Reason Most Companies Don't Lower Telecom Expenses

For many people, the tactics it takes to lower telecom expenses seem like too much work. Considering that even a 10% reduction on your bill could potentially save your company tens of thousands of dollars each year, it is well worth it. Also, consider that you don’t know what you don’t know. If, as an IT director or procurement professional, you don’t know the certain prices, bundles, or… read more

An Easy Way To Lower Telecom Expenses

An Easy Way To Lower Telecom Expenses

Businesses of all sizes are always on the lookout for ways to save money. Taking a closer look at your telecom expenses is a great move, but unfortunately many businesses never do anything about them because lowering telecom expenses on your own can be a difficult and time consuming process.  There are easier ways to save though Lowering Telecom Expenses An easy way to save is to move some of… read more

How to survive the TECHNOLOGY bullet that has you in its crosshairs

How to survive the TECHNOLOGY bullet that has you in its crosshairs

Ready, Aim, Fire! In case you survived 2014 without realizing that Technology is hurtling forward at warp speed, or you still do not accept that the Internet of Things is as absolute as the Tax Man, or that your every move will be monitored, recorded and even predicted by Big Data, consider the following facts and forecasts: 90% of worldwide data was created within the last 18 months and w… read more

Top 10 Telecom Billing Errors

Top 10 Telecom Billing Errors

Why is your telecom bill so high? In many cases you are overpaying for services, and you may even be overpaying due to billing errors. Here are the top 10 telecom billing errors to watch out for: Still Billed for Disconnected Services If you have requested that services be discontinued, then look over your telecom bill very carefully. You may continue to be charged for services that you no longer… read more

There Ain’t No Cure For The Telecom Blues

There Ain't No Cure For The Telecom Blues

As former Telecom Executive turned Rock Superstar David Bowie might have said, If you aren’t taking the time to become intimately familiar with all the ch-ch-ch-changes in telecom or working with someone who already is, your company is likely spending tens, even hundreds of thousands of dollars unnecessarily each year. Mark Knopfler referred to this undesirable dilemma as, “Money For… read more

4 Challenges Faced When Negotiating Telecom Contracts

4 Challenges Faced When Negotiating Telecom Contracts

Is it time to renew your telecom contract? Wouldn’t it be easy just to sign on with your current vendor for another year without putting any thought into the terms and conditions of your contract? Then you could check “renew telecom contract” off your to-do list and then focus on the other important tasks in your business. It’s very tempting, but beware! This is exactly what the telecom… read more

Why Do Data Breaches Occur & What Do They Cost?

Why Do Data Breaches Occur & What Do They Cost?

Why do data breaches occur? In the early years most breaches were ego-driven with hackers motivated by the classic “I’m smarter than you and to prove it I can hack your system”. Due to stepped up law enforcement and more serious punishment, these types of attacks have now decreased to an almost imperceptible level. The ranks of the early hackers consisted of disgruntled former employees,… read more

Big Data Has Its Eye On You – Part II

Big Data Has Its Eye On You - Part II

Big Data, Part 2 Last week we looked at what Big Data (BD) is and some of its potential uses while this week we will explore some of the challenges facing its use and some of the potential fears of BD. Gartner, Inc., widely recognized as the worldwide leader in IT research and advisory services, started speaking to BD in 2001 and formulated the now famous “3 V” model of the challenges of… read more

2 Line Items That Will Add Value to Your Portfolio

2 Line Items That Will Add Value to Your Portfolio

There are two line items that are costing private equity firms thousands upon thousands of dollars a year.  By simply reducing these two costs you can instantly add value to your portfolio, but more importantly you can stop wasting hard earned money. Telecommunications and IT Expenses Telecommunications and IT are usually a company’s two largest line item expenses. And, often unbeknownst to… read more

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