BYOD Reconsidered – Bring Your Own Device

RainKing Analytics reports that growth in frequency and volume of cyber-attacks is leading many firms to re-evaluate their mobile device security and bring your own device (BYOD) policies. With all the threats that are in the news, this could be a good time to reconsider BYOD. Anthem settles claim for $115 million Anthem, the largest […]

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Disaster Preparation: What’s TEM Got to Do with It?

Hurricane Harvey recently wreaked historic devastation in South Texas, Louisiana and other parts of the Gulf Coast. Shortly afterward, Hurricane Irma threatens the Caribbean, Florida and Southeastern US. We hope for the best for the people and businesses already affected by the storms and those in Irma’s path. Enterprise disaster prep Most large organization have disaster preparation […]

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Nothing is Certain but Death and Telecom Taxes

Benjamin Franklin usually gets credit for saying “nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Will Rogers said, “The difference between death and taxes is death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.” It’s fair to say that telecom taxes are certain, and they do seem to get worse every time you receive […]

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Mobile Market Disruption Positive for Enterprises

Fixed / mobile market disruption ahead! Enterprises should prepare now for some major changes that are likely to disrupt both the mobile and fixed telecom markets. According to New Street Research, the odds are greater than 70% that Sprint will be acquired by either a cable company or T-Mobile. In addition, Comcast and Charter Communications […]

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Benefits of Call Accounting Trunk Analysis

Is There Junk in your Trunk(s)? Pardon the above pun, but an often-overlooked benefit of a good modern Call Accounting platform is trunk analysis. In other words, it’s the ability to get a comprehensive view of what is happening with your organization’s voice and data trunk utilization. Such visibility can be invaluable when it comes […]

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5 Ways to Gain from Declining Mobile Plan Costs

How Can Organizations Benefit from the Biggest Decline in Mobile Plan Costs in 16 Years? According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, mobile plan costs from April 2016 thru April 2017 had the largest decline in 16 years. The 7% drop in mobile plan rates in March is likely due to changes in how […]

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Fix Your Weakest Link(s) in TEM and MMS

A well-known proverb says “a chain is only as strong as its weakest link.” For enterprises, Telecom Expense Management (TEM) and Mobility Management Services (MMS) may fail based on their weakest areas. If an organization is implementing a TEM solution, or it has one in place, reviewing the current program to identify its weakest link can provide […]

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Reduce Operating Costs with TEM

Telecom Expense Management (TEM) programs are critical to gaining control over runaway operating expenses that can drive a firm out of business. Operating costs have two components: fixed costs and variable costs. Unlike variable costs, which are subject to change based on usage, a fixed cost does not change with an increase or decrease in […]

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Two Ways to Dramatically Improve Your TEM Program

Maximize TEM Program Benefits Managers seeking ways to maximize the benefits of new (and established) Telecom Expense Management (TEM) programs should consider these two strategies: Maximize the amount of spend being managed with the program. Take action using TEM analytics for smarter decisions. #1 Maximize the amount of spend that is managed with the program […]

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Will Forecasts of Smaller IT Change the Need for TEM?

According to a recent Forrester Research study on the future of CIO organizations, within five to seven years, IT groups are estimated to shrink by 40%. Specialization, further automation in IT, and an enterprise-wide shift to the cloud will drive this sharp reduction in IT staff. Marc Cecere, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester […]

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