Cannon Group Delivers Exceptional Telecom Management to DeVry Inc., Earns Broader Contract

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Trust and outcomes are key factors in new long-term business relationship.

Cannon Group’s ability to deliver solid results has earned them an opportunity to work hand-in-hand with DeVry procurement on more comprehensive telecom activities.

According to Michele Danza, Senior Director of Supply Management at DeVry Inc., the “award of increased responsibilities to Cannon Group results from a strong and continued confidence" in the Cannon Group team. Cannon Group is client-focused and a great advocate for DeVry,” Danza says. “They bring a high level of inspection and scrutiny to DeVry’s telecom contracts and our growing infrastructure. We entrust their team with priority telecom-related projects.”

Cannon Group’s managed telecom services and responsibilities have broadened to include sourcing strategy, contract negotiation and expense management. Cannon Group and DeVry Inc. will continue to collaborate on projects that help deliver a better experience for the student and administrative population at campus locations throughout the U.S.

Tom Cannon, Principal of Telecom sourcing, consulting and expense management for Cannon Group, says it’s these collaborative efforts that define the firm. “We’re proud to be an integral part of the DeVry team, the trusted partner who works hand-in-hand to manage their telecom environment,” he says. “Most importantly, we pride ourselves in delivering best-in-class results while maintaining a close relationship with our clients.”

Since hiring Cannon Group in 2007 to manage its primary carriers, DeVry’s telecom environment has evolved to include a more complex set of carrier services. Network transformation elements included MPLS as well as the introduction of Ethernet access. This shift was facilitated by the Cannon Group team, who delivered savings achieved in a competitive RFP.

About DeVry Inc.
DeVry's purpose is to empower its students to achieve their educational and career goals. DeVry is a global provider of educational services and the parent organization of Advanced Academics, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Becker Professional Education, Carrington College, Carrington College California, Chamberlain College of Nursing, DeVry Brasil, DeVry University, and Ross University Schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. Its institutions offer a wide array of programs in business, healthcare and technology. DeVry serves students in secondary through postsecondary education as well as professionals in accounting and finance.

About Cannon Group
Cannon Group is the trusted expert in managing complex telecom environments. Its industry expertise and proven methodologies deliver value, efficiency and results. Cannon Group builds long-term relationships by solving telecom problems for dynamic enterprises that face the challenge of doing more with less.

For more information, contact ckim(at)cannongroupinc(dot)com.

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