Procure in Haste

Buying network and OSS technology means living with your decisions for a long time. How to increase your chances of success.

Marry in haste, repent at leisure, people used to say. Procuring telecommunications technology for a service provider also means entering into a long term commitment. It’s easier to change a spouse than to change your network or OSS once it’s in place and serving your customers.

Choosing technology needs serious attention. IP, ATM, IP over ATM? Circuit-switched, packetswitched, optical-switched? Best-of-breed, best-of-suite, bargain basement? Middleware, EAI or what? With so many choices, how do competitive service provider companies match the technology to their real needs?


Author: Barbara Lancaster
Published: 02/20/2001


Barbara Lancaster is President of LTC International Inc.

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