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Practical IP and Telecom for Broadcast Engineering and Operations by Fred Huffman

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Acquiring and Evaluating Equipment and Services

Management encouraged thinking outside the box. You, or someone, thought outside the box. A proposal was made and approved with enthusiasm by all concerned. Everyone is giddy with excitement. Expectations are high from promises of improved operational capabilities, lower operating cost, and that long list of benefits included in all the sales pitches. Now it’s time for someone to sign on the dotted line. Real money is about to be spent. Are you signing or is someone else? Is your job and reputation on the line, or is someone else’s? How sure is everyone that all, or at least the most important and valuable benefits or promises and claims of benefits, will actually be realized?

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