Geoff Tritsch


Geoff Tritsch
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Geoff has been in the communications industry for over 35 years and an independent consultant specializing in higher education and health care since 1980.  He is recognized as one of the foremost consultants in the higher education marketplace specializing in technology planning, cost analysis, business continuity planning, and the convergence of voice, data and video technologies in support of administrative functions, technology in the classroom, and student services.  He has been directly involved as principal consultant or project manager on over a hundred and fifty projects, controlling the activities of all consultants, subcontractors, and vendors.

In addition to strategic technology planning, Geoff has conducted system design, RFP development, proposal evaluation, contract negotiations, and implementation oversight for numerous institutions – public and private, large and small – all with demanding, unusual, or complex requirements.

A highly respected lecturer for industry seminars and association gatherings, he has also published numerous articles in telecommunications industry magazines and journals.

Geoff holds a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications from Emerson College in Boston, MA.  He is a Member of the Association of Technology Professionals in Higher Education (ACUTA) and is a frequent presenter at their conferences.  Geoff is also a member of Building Industry Consulting Service International (BICSI).

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Geoff Tritsch

Avaya Bankruptcy Update

Geoff Tritsch | September 29th, 2017

Avaya has taken next important steps in the bankruptcy process, according to an industry briefing by John Sullivan, CFA VP & Corporate Treasurer for Avaya.  Here are my (simplified) understandings of and musings on the most recent announcements: Avaya has reached agreement with the majority of “first lien debt holders”, the U.S. Pension ...
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Avaya Files for Chapter 11: What Can You Do to Protect Yourself?

Geoff Tritsch | February 12th, 2017

As to be expected, we have received a number of inquiries from clients regarding the recent Avaya Chapter 11 announcement.  On January 19th Avaya announced voluntary protection from creditors. It is Avaya’s stated expectation that daily business operations will remain unchanged – for the present. But for those of us who lived through the ...
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“We Need A PLAN!”

Geoff Tritsch | June 18th, 2014

Once Upon a Time A consultant, seeking a reference to use with prospective clients, recently contacted a group with whom he had worked extensively. Together with the technology director and others on campus, he had developed a comprehensive strategic technology plan, a solid plan which everyone felt had significant breadth and depth. It was ...
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Ahead In The Clouds

Geoff Tritsch | May 19th, 2014

Introduction Cloud computing, hosting, managed services, anything as a service (xAAS)[1]…  The options for moving technology and technology management out-of-house (collectively referred to as “outsourcing”) are more numerous than ever.  The claims about these services can be compelling especially for an institution that is short on capital, ...
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