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      Shamrock exists as a trusted ally to enterprise IT leaders responsible for making the most difficult and sensitive decisions related to technology procurement.

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      CIO Review Awarded Shamrock as “20 Most Promising AWS Solution Providers” for 2019

      We are proud to announce that Shamrock has been recognized by CIO Review at one of the “20 Most Promising AWS Solution Providers” for 2019! Check out the article on how our AWS solutions are changing the game for IT decision makers around the globe.
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      Insight Success: Shamrock Consulting Group: The 10 Most Innovative Telecom Solution Providers 2018
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      • Cloud Services
        • cdc-wide-v2Cloud Direct Connect

          Connect From Any Location To Any Cloud.

          AWS Direct Connect | Azure ExpressRoute | Google Cloud Interconnect | IBM Cloud Direct Link

          Shamrock can reduce your cloud egress costs by up to 80%

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        • cloud-migration-v2Cloud Migration

          Proven leader with successful hands-on cloud deployments, systematically analyzing every aspect of your cloud infrastructure to avoid wasted dollars.

          34% Average Savings on Cloud Services through Shamrock

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        • cloud-security-1000×500(2)Cloud Security

          Whether your company is premise-based, in a private cloud, hybrid cloud, or multi-cloud, Shamrock has you covered. We will help you secure and easily monitor your corporate environment in real-time.

          An industry leader in corporate security

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        • cloud-cost-optCloud Cost Management

          Shamrock has carefully vetted the top performing tools for public and private cloud orchestration and cost management to service deployments of any size, on any budget at guaranteed best rates.

          Shamrock can reduce your public cloud spend by 40%

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        • Platinum Public Cloud Services
          • aws-plat-v2

            Whether you’re looking to migrate to AWS, better manage your current AWS environment, or expand your capabilities within AWS, Shamrock can help.

            We’re top rated AWS consultants for a reason – because we’re a team of vendor-neutral, award-winning cloud experts who always act in the best interests of our clients, and we always guarantee the best price on AWS products and services.

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          • azure-plat

            We’ll help you maximize your Azure experience and take your business to the next level by designing, deploying and managing scalable infrastructure and application-based solutions. We’ll even facilitate your migration from your on-prem or environment or from another cloud provider to Azure, in whatever capacity you choose.

            Shamrock is a Certified MS Azure Partner, offering expert consulting services at the guaranteed best price.

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          • gcp-plat

            Google’s Partner Network is one of the most prestigious in the industry, and Shamrock is honored to be a part of it. As a Google Partner, Shamrock is your go-to resource for support in GCP. We provide free 24/7 US-based support, migration support, scalable solutions, cloud cost management and more within GCP, all for the guaranteed best price.

            Shamrock is the market leader in GCP cost reduction, GCP migration services, GCP Interconnect direct connects and much more.

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      • Data Center
        • cloud-security-1000×500(2)Cloud Security

          Whether your company is premise-based, in a private cloud, hybrid cloud, or multi-cloud, Shamrock has you covered. We’ll help you secure and easily monitor your environment in real-time to ensure proactive protection of your corporate IT environment. Join our growing list of Fortune 500, Fortune 100 and Fortune 50 customers and see why Shamrock is an industry leader in corporate security.

          Join our growing list of Fortune 500 and see why Shamrock is an industry leader in corporate security.

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        • data-center-colocation-v2(1)Colocation

          We’ve been recognized as an industry leader in data center sourcing and procurement on a global scale. We represent every major data center operator both domestically and globally, so no matter the size, scope or area of your needs, we’ve got you covered. With over 1,200 major networks, enterprises, and business partners available for interconnection and traffic exchange via direct cross connects, peering and Ethernet services

          We Sell Data Center Space!

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        • cdc-wide-v2Cloud Direct Connect

          Shamrock is an industry leader in provisioning cloud direct connects from any business or data center location, anywhere in the world, at any speed (10 Mbps to 100Gbps).

          We’re also the exclusive solution provider for 100G cloud direct connects into Google Cloud Interconnect and AWS Direct Connect.

          Join Out 100GIG Pilot Program.

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      • Telecom Solutions
        • tem-squareTelecom Expense Management (TEM)

          Our portfolio of services includes business process outsourcing (BPO), telecommunication audit, procurement advisory, and wireless expense management. We strive to produce sustained results for your organization.

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        • ent-mob-squareEnterprise Mobility Management

          Shamrock’s mobile cost management experts can help you drastically reduce your enterprise mobility costs without any provider or contract changes. Our technology uses patented algorithms and machine learning. The result: instant and tangible savings!

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        • art1-new-1-smallVoice Services

          Shamrock Consulting provides Long Distance Services with cost-effective in-state, state-to-state, international and toll-free calling for businesses. International or Domestic Toll-Free Numbers, Conferencing Services, powerful cost-management options.

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        • ucaas-thumb-optUCaaS / Hosted PBX

          As industry-leading UCaaS consultants, Shamrock has negotiated direct partnerships with every major UCaaS provider to ensure that our clients receive the best possible solution at the best possible price. Guaranteed.

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        • 3-new-smallAnalog Line Consolidation

          Dynamically manage traffic pattern changes and get high-quality, reliable voice services that leverage your existing PBX investment. Pbx Service Providers, SIP Service, Pbx Pricing, Cloud Pbx and more.

          34% Average Cost Savings with Shamrock

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      • WAN Solutions
        • 2-new-1Broadband Aggregation

          The need to future proof your network has created an unprecedented demand for fiber to the premise. Dark Fiber, Fiber Ethernet, DS3, OC-x, Fixed Wireless (Microwave, lazer, WIMAX), Ethernet over Copper (EOC), T1, NxT1, Cable, DS, Shamrock Consulting Group has all of your options in one place.

          Let's Start With Understanding Your Internet Access Options!

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        • art2-1-new-smallInternet Access

          The need to future proof your network has created an unprecedented demand for fiber to the premise. Dark Fiber, Fiber Ethernet, DS3, OC-x, Fixed Wireless (Microwave, lazer, WIMAX), Ethernet over Copper (EOC), T1, NxT1, Cable, DS, Shamrock Consulting Group has all of your options in one place.

          Let's Start With Understanding Your Internet Access Options!

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        • art8-new-smallPrivate WAN (MPLS / VPLS)

          Global enterprises, financial institutions, the largest networks and the Internet’s foremost content companies trust us with what matters most to them—their information assets. Shamrock Consulting Group can design wide area networks for any size, any budget, anywhere.

          Let's Start With Understanding Your WAN Objectives!

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        • art3-new-smallDark Fiber

          We partner directly with every major Dark Fiber providers in the U.S., Europe and Asia-Pacific. We also work with cities and municipalities such as Los Angeles County, Orange County, the San Francisco Bay Area, New York City and elsewhere to find you the best possible solution at the guaranteed best price.

          Looking for fiber providers in your area?

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        • art7-new-smallSD-WAN

          As top-rated SD WAN consultants who partner directly with every leading SD WAN provider in the industry, Shamrock is committed to helping you make well-informed procurement decisions at the guaranteed best price. We offer a free consultation to identify the best solution for your needs and budget.

          Considering an SD-WAN solution for your company?

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      • Cybersecurity
        • crowd-strikeCrowdstrike EDR/MDR

          As a CrowdStrike partner, the Shamrock team as a whole are big fans of the company’s cloud native endpoint protection platform. But don’t take our word for it – we’ve had hundreds of customers using CrowdStrike tell us how much they love the platform, and many of them have said that they have no idea how they ever lived without it.

          Licensing discounts of up to 50 percent below market rates.

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        • penntesting-v2Penetration Testing

          We’ve formed deep partnerships with the most trustworthy cybersecurity vendors in the industry, and we guarantee the best price from every single one of them. Black, White & Gray Box Testing, Cloud Pentesting, Mobile & Web App Pentesting, Wireless Pentesting, Physical Pentesting, Client-Side Pentesting. In addition to pentesting, we can also help you out with next-generation firewalls, endpoint protection and corporate email security.
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        • vulnerability-testingVulnerability Management

          We take a look at some great security solutions that achieve real time visibility into all aspects of a corporate network, even reaching the most remotely deployed endpoints. If you’re interested (and you probably should be), Shamrock Consulting Group can secure these cutting-edge tools for you at the best prices.

          We can offer the best prices on CrowdStrike products and can also provide a free security assessment.

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        • ngfwNGFW & Software Defined Perimeter

          How can companies be both agile and secure in these unprecedented times? For help with empowering your WFH teams with the tools and processes they need, speak to a Shamrock consultant today.

          Our strategic partners are comprised of the very best in the industry from a security standpoint (Trustwave, AlertLogic, CrowdStrike, Fortinet, PaloAlto, Carbon Black, etc.).

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        • cloud-security-smallCloud Security

          Whether your company is premise-based, in a private cloud, hybrid cloud, or multi-cloud, Shamrock has you covered. We’ll help you secure and easily monitor your environment in real-time to ensure proactive protection of your corporate IT environment.

          Join our growing list of Fortune 500 and see why Shamrock is an industry leader in corporate security.

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    • biotech-telecom-consulting-v2Biotech

      Safeguard Proprietary, Mission Critical Data Whether its R&D for a world changing innovation or straightforward emails to accounting, Shamrock provides a comprehensive suite of security services – including Managed Firewall, Intrusion Detection/Prevention, and Vulnerability Scanning – to ensure that your organization’s data is safeguarded and kept out of the wrong hands.

      Let's Start With Understanding Your Biotech Telecom Objectives!

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    • real-estate-construction-cloud-solutionsConstruction & Development

      Whether you are looking to increase network uptime, reduce operational expenses, or build a next generation global development company, Shamrock Consulting Group has turnkey solutions tailored to the needs of the Construction and Development industry at guaranteed best rates.

      Let's Start With Understanding Your Telecom Objectives for Construction & Development sites!

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    • finance-cloud-solutionsFinance

      Shamrock Consulting Group’s Financial Services practice offers customers robust custom architected network, cloud, data center, and unified communications solutions that provide the security, compliance, and uptime their organizations require to function on a day-to-day basis.

      Let's Start With Understanding Your Financial Organization's Telecom Objectives!

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    • healthcare-cloud-solutionsHealthcare

      Shamrock has cross-disciplinary knowledge of healthcare-specific IT apps. Shamrock has extensive rural network design and build experience. In addition to 100+ partners, Shamrock has experience, connections and industry tools to identify, design to, spec, procure and project manage complex multi-vendor deployments. Healthcare institutions, financial institutions, the largest networks and the Internet’s foremost content companies trust us with what matters most to them—their information assets.

      Let's Start With Understanding Your Healthcare Telecom Objectives!

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    • media-entertainment-cloud-solutionsMedia & Entertainment

      Whether you are looking to increase network uptime, reduce operational expenses, or build a next-generation global studio, Shamrock Consulting Group has turnkey solutions tailored to the needs of the Media and Entertainment industry at guaranteed best rates. Nobody delivers more connectivity solutions to Media and Entertainment companies than Shamrock Consulting Group!

      300+ Media and Entertainment Customers Served!

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    • retail-cloud-solutionsRetail / Restaurant

      Shamrock Consulting Group offers its retail customers the best-fit, access technologies at each of their sites to ensure complete coverage and uptime at low costs. We design solutions that provide PCI-compliant security for credit card transactions and support for data communications for key retail applications—including point-of-sale, back-office systems, training, and digital video surveillance.

      Let's Start With Understanding Your Retail Business Operational Objectives!

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    • saas-cloud-solutionsSAAS Providers

      Whether you are looking to increase network uptime, reduce operational expenses, or build a next generation global Software as a Service Platform, Shamrock Consulting Group has turnkey solutions tailored to the needs of the SaaS Industry at guaranteed best rates. Low, Mid, and High-density data center options with robust connectivity options to extend service coverage all over the globe.

      Let's Start With Understanding Your SAAS Objectives!

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Succeeding in today’s rapidly evolving channel increasingly requires thinking outside the box, and going above and beyond the norm.

During the Channel Partners Conference & Expo, April 17-20, in Las Vegas, three winners of the 2018 Channel Partners 360° Business Value Awards – Infinit ConsultingLanYap Networks and Shamrock Consulting Group – will provide an inside look at the projects that earned them that designation, loyal customers and recurring revenue.

Infinit’s offering provided a retail cosmetics giant with: improved agility, flexibility and omnichannel fulfillment; improved operational efficiency and increased productivity; cost savings of about $340,000 through standardized connectivity; and increased revenue through greater systems availability and network infrastructure stability that enable retail store point-of-sale (POS) system transaction processing.

Because of LanYap’s offering, Arizona Biological Control’s productivity is up significantly, thanks to anytime-anywhere access to applications and critical data, and call-center personnel being able to focus 100 percent on customer experience and not deal with system outage issues.

And Shamrock’s offering provided a single, simplified network for a public utility that had grown through multiple large acquisitions and, as a result, had four different MPLS networks, disparate data centers and a complex IPSec network connecting hundreds of sites.

In a Q&A with Channel Partners/Channel Futures, Jerod Powell, Infinit’s president and founder, Angie Tocco, LanYap’s co-founder, Paul Cooney, Shamrock’s president and founder, and Ben Ferguson, Shamrock’s vice president and senior network architect, give a sneak peak of the information they plan to share with attendees.

Channel Partners/Channel Futures: What was the main objective of your project? What was the thought process going in?

Jerod Powell: There were three main objectives to this project. Our first was to solve immediate issues considered to be material to day-to-day operations, our second was to ensure the technology and solutions implemented created long-term value aligned with the clients desired business objectives, and the third was to create standards and a highly scalable architecture that would support rapid growth and retail expansion.

LanYap Networks' Angie Tocco

LanYap Networks’ Angie Tocco

Our thought process is very similar for all of our client engagements; we use Infinit’s proprietary three-stage digital transformation (DX) methodology and prescriptive six-step DX Journey that focuses on a correct foundation, operational optimization and business transformation through technology. This allows us to drive an ‘outcomes-first’ approach for our clients.

Angie Tocco: To provide cloud-based reliable service to a customer that was struggling with their current vendor and long down times in general, (and) to provide efficiencies that were lacking in (its) current premises-based environment.

Paul Cooney: The customer had grown exponentially through acquisition and was facing a huge challenge as a result. They had multiple MSPs managing all of their Cisco routers, so whenever there was an issue between acquired divisions, there was a lot of finger-pointing and a lack of culpability. Our main objective was to build a solution consisting of one vendor to manage their myriad of endpoints. Initially, we conducted full audit of their telecom and datacom bills, and discovered that they had over 35 providers in their portfolio, a large portion of their circuits were four times more expensive than market rates, and they had three different MSPs managing all their routers — 40 percent of which were already end of life.

Shamrock Consulting's Paul Cooney

Shamrock Consulting’s Paul Cooney

Our thought process going in was that we weren’t going to just find a Band-Aid solution. Instead, we focused on finding one single provider who was capable of managing the customer’s entire network. We knew we wanted to leverage new network function virtualization (NFV) technologies like SD-WAN and SD-firewall to drastically simplify the networking of their sites and virtually eliminate ongoing maintenance and managed services costs, while also freeing up tons of IT resources in the process.

CP/CF: What were some of the challenges associated with the project and how did you address them?

JP: The first challenge was convincing the client to create the budget needed to achieve their desired business outcomes. Based on the state things were in, a fairly significant spend was needed up front to set up a proper foundation for future success. The second challenge was that of the retail stores; many changes needed to happen in every store to standardize and make rolling out stores more manageable and predictable, as well as to stabilize the environments and hit the required up-time requirements which were 99.999 percent.

The third major challenge was how to deal with their offices in China to allow them access to technology deployed that was being blocked going out of the country. Finally, it was how to improve their clients’ retail experience after the foundation of each store was resolved.

AT: Customer spend was the largest hurdle to overcome. It is sometimes a difficult thing to explain to a customer that they are currently getting exactly what they are paying for. Desktop as a service (DaaS) was approached gingerly as we needed buy in from the IT staff.

Shamrock Consulting's Ben Ferguson

Shamrock Consulting’s Ben Ferguson

Ben Ferguson: One significant challenge was getting the customer to open to technology outside the Cisco portfolio. We evaluated Cisco solutions such as Meraki and Viptela, but also provided options outside of the Cisco portfolio such as Versa, which the customer ultimately selected. Among other challenges were simplifying the procurement process, which we solved by obtaining a single master service agreement (MSA) and contiguous SLAs between provider networks and customer edge, resulting in a single point of contact to eliminate finger-pointing.

Finally, we leveraged the customer’s large presence to create buying power with providers, and we introduced new technologies to simplify their processes and give them far greater visibility into their network. We also help them speed up their internet performance at all locations, achieve cloud readiness, and increase their bandwidth to tackle high demands for speed among their users.

CP/CF: How is this project an example of thinking outside the box, and going above and beyond the norm?

JP: Our main focus was to help our client increase revenue and see return on investment from technology by ensuring their customers could always transact at stores and online. I think that is a unique way to position projects and, to be honest, we would not have been awarded this project without this approach. I also believe our proprietary, three-stage DX methodology is unique and something we have spent a lot of time on (and can) help you drive to the level you need to be with your clients to get to the things that matter and away from being viewed as a cost center only.

AT: This was absolutely a disruptive sale. We were tasked with making an extremely unhappy customer and environment functional, but also taking a frugal customer way out of their comfort zone. When we first approached them, they absolutely did not want to spend any more money; they just wanted what they had to work.

PC: If we had acquiesced to what the customer was initially asking for, I’m sure we still would have found a great Cisco router management solution for them. But it would’ve only been a temporary fix for their allotment of issues and wouldn’t have addressed the millions of dollars currently being wasted on poorly negotiated connectivity solutions. We had to push back against their ideas in order to take their network a step further toward cloud readiness and to successfully alleviate their bandwidth constraint issues. It’s never easy to tell a customer no, but in doing so we were able (to) develop a strong rapport to where they trusted our expertise and our ideas. And now their network is much better off because of it.

CP/CF: What do you hope attendees learn and make use of from your presentation?

JP: Perhaps the same thing I realized at some point in my career, that it is our responsibility to be a trusted adviser to our clients, to always keep their best interests in mind, and to ensure solutions offered meet the clients’ business needs and objectives while providing additional value on top. Don’t stop at “good enough”; make sure you approach every contract, project or service you sell with a mind to being great. Being good enough will ensure you are never great, in my opinion.

AT: To be disruptive, that it’s OK to ask for more spend rather than always leading with how much we can save them. And that doing your homework and research up front pays dividends.

BF: Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Push yourself to learn new technologies, which allows you to not only be able to showcase the different features and functionalities of said technologies, but also translate them into solving the kind of real and complex problems that enterprise companies face. Be a visionary for your clients, not someone who simply takes orders to placate them.

Marc O’Brien

Marc O’Brien is Vice President / General Manager for Shamrock Consulting Group’s Orange County Territory, and supports select national enterprise accounts. He comes from a strong finance and consulting background in AON’s Business Consulting Practice, helping multi-billion dollar companies operationalize finances to fund and hedge $B+ liabilities. His strong financial background has been invaluable, merging his passion for bleeding edge technology with his knack for helping companies understand the true costs of adoption. When Marc is away from the office he enjoys golfing, hiking, working out, and spending time with his wife, Kelsey.

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