Tag Archives: telecommunications consulting

The RAK Report: July 2014

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Welcome to the second half of 2014! Where has the time gone?  As we get back into the swing of work after a much-needed 3-day weekend, we hope everyone is enjoying the glorious summer weather. If we’re not having thunderstorms out here in the midwest, we’re enjoying warm, sunny days. Fortunately, we’re able to focus on […]

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The RAK Report: February 2014

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As we breeze into February, leaving the first month of the year behind, I can’t help but think…is it Spring yet?  Here in the Chicagoland area, we’ve been hit with the coldest and snowiest Winter in quite a few years. While the negative temperatures and terrible roads are reason enough to stay in and work, […]

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The [Kick-Off] Word: January 2014

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Boom! Welcome to 2014! I trust that everyone survived the holiday season and is ready to take on another fantastic year. There’s something special about the start of a new year. There’s a sense of calm and hope that refreshes and energizes as we begin to think about what the year ahead holds for us. […]

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RAK’s The Word: November 2013

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With the Thanksgiving holiday a mere two weeks away, it’s about time we begin to shift our focus to the end of the year. The holidays always feel like a celebration, even though they can be stressful, exhausting, and, on occasion, downright difficult. As we frantically begin to shop for gifts, bake holiday treats that […]

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5 Ways to “Save” Right Now

Change the Definition to Create Savings Momentum Saving money isn’t difficult. If it appears to be a tough task, it can be extremely beneficial to simply change the definition. Did you know that the word “save” has at least 10 definitions? Why keep the same definition if it’s not serving the intended purpose? Why stick […]

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Q. What Is A Wireless Policy and Why Do I Need One?

A. In today’s business environment, wireless technology plays a very important role that allows your employees to efficiently and effectively communicate.  Whether your company uses flip phones, mobile phones, tablets, air cards, or hotspots, a comprehensive corporate wireless policy will address and document the responsibilities of the end users.  Creating a standard for number portability, […]

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Q. I’ve heard that “hotspots” enabled on smart phones can reduce my wireless costs. Is this true and if so how?

A. While hotspots can reduce wireless costs by $20 – $45/month compared to a conventional “aircard” , you have to be aware that not all hotspots are created equal.  This feature can be enabled on many phones, however, enabling it on certain carriers’ equipment can come with some limits such as accessing the Internet or […]

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Q. I feel that I’m being taken advantage of by my telecom vendors since I don’t have any telecom experience. Should I hire an employee to handle these issues or a consultant?

A. Many organizations utilize our services because they have little-to-no intimate knowledge of the telecommunications industry or the more recent technology. Since this industry is complex and ever-changing, even the experts struggle to stay current with devices, trends, software and more. In turn, we see businesses continue to use older services and out-dated equipment due […]

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Q. I’m using a Telecom Expense Management (TEM) and/or Mobile Device Management (MDM) software solution to manage my telecommunications expenses. Why do I need a consultant?

A. While TEM and MDM software can help to manage communication costs, they are only as good as the personnel using them. Vendors will typically sell software packages to organizations outlining the cost-savings, but what they fail to identify is the additional commitment required to make the software truly successful.  RAK Consulting, Inc. can fill […]

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Q. How does RAK Consulting determine the best solution for their clients’ telecom needs?

A. RAK Consulting, Inc evaluates our clients’ needs based on their current telecom expenditures as well as the future of the company.  We research our clients, review every possible option that would suit their needs and collect the pros, cons, and cost-savings (or lack there of) of each option available.  In the end, we provide […]

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