Phone systems, service, data networks, and the Internet are critical pieces of any company's communications. And most IT professionals don't understand the effects of deregulation and parallel technologies on the bottom line. Telecommunications companies have more than a 30 per cent error rate on their billing each month. There are only about 4,000 telecom consultants in the country who do nothing but find errors on bills. The economy seems to be crying out for just this type of study. This work explores the various technologies in terms of cost and ROI, sets up some case studies to solve real communications issues, offers cheap ways to meet bandwidth requirements, looks at the players in the marketplace in terms of technology as well as cost, explains what a tariff is and how it can be made to work for you, gives a better understanding of telecom taxes, which ones are required and to what degree, and provides international strategies to manage costs of a national and global network.Reading this book will be like hiring that telecom consultant. Savings!!! - realize 40-60 per cent savings with the information are contained in the book. It includes 'show me the money' demo. Review - assessing bills to know if you're overpaying. Analysis - benchmarking, comparative technologies, ROI, tariff info, etc. Negotiation - how to work with your various services to ensure you're getting the best rates possible. Cost justification - finding costs in other areas to justify expenditure in technology. Vendor management - understanding where and how to go to get the best price. Recovery of capital - finding out if and when you've overpaid, and getting back $ when it's due. Tax Rebates, Relocations, Growth Assessment, and Telemanagement - exploring all the angles to get the most of your telecom dollars.