Communications contracts are not what they appear to be. When the account exec brings in a contract or short addendum form to sign, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER just sign it.
Vendor contracts, in many ways, are necessary evils. While they often seem filled with random and meaningless jargon about Acts of God, Arbitration, Indemnification, Breach of Covenants, Limitation of Liabilities, Boilerplate Provisions, Severability, and such, the endless jargon creates powerful tools and protections for customers and vendors, alike, when problems arise.
Companies are buying companies or merging with other companies and teaming to increase their market share. The following are some of the more recent.
Most of you have been made aware that Apple, the maker of the most popular smartphone on this planet, recently struck a new sales arrangement with Amazon, the largest and most profitable sales entity on the planet. On the surface, this feels like a magnificent revenue event for both giants. Although a certain type of Apple consumer products will not be offered for sale under the Amazon banner (like their speakers which competes directly with Amazon’s) this opens up a new sales delivery option for the ‘Apple faithful’. Why do we bring this up, as Dagger Guild [...]
Can you afford to be paying 15%, 20% or even 35% more month after month? You might be saying, “this is the other person, not me”. Yet, how do you know you are not leaving money on the table unless you have verified what you are paying is competitively priced and optimized for today? The key word being today. Due to technology and other advancements, pricing has continued to plummet every year for all kinds of services. Therefore, management desires to know if what they are paying is where it should be. So then, why do I [...]