Utilizing Big Data for Small Business

Utilizing Big Data for Small Business

Big data is a scary prospect for a lot of small businesses. Internet of Things is still a relatively new and expensive concept. While it stands to reason that big data can probably inform your business strategy, it probably feels like it won’t be worth the cost for some time. That’s often true for projects that require attaching smart, connected gadgets to every piece of your business, but big data is a broader and more accessible tool than that. No matter how small your business is, there are a few easy and affordable ways to incorporate big data and improve your bottom line.

How to Succeed as an IT Manager

How to Succeed as an IT Manager

Not everyone who works in IT dreams of becoming a manager. Perhaps you started out as a JAVA developer or database architect. Now, someone has tapped you on the shoulder and asked you to take on more responsibility. How do you make the transition from peer to boss? This moment could have been a few days, a few years or decades ago. However, it's never too late to rethink the basics or pass on advice to someone transitioning into a leadership role.

The War on Talent in IT

The War on Talent in IT

Per the BLS, in the decade between years 2014 through 2024, the employment of computer and information technology occupations will grow 12% - from 3.9M to 4.4M jobs. Recruiting and hiring the right talent continues to be a challenging and daunting task.According to an article written by Talent Management and HR Technology Brand Strategist, Meghan Biro, hiring IT personnel is a gamble.

2018 IT Management Tips & Tricks

2018 IT Management Tips & Tricks

As we round the corner on another completed year, ambitious leaders are looking ahead to stay on top of emerging trends. IT has always been a fast-moving game, and 2018 will offer no reprieve on that front. As the person who makes major decisions for your IT department, you need to keep a big-picture mentality to hit 2018 with full force.

2020: The Next Two Years of IT Spend

2020: The Next Two Years of IT Spend

Enterprise IT technology is anticipated to grow $100 Billion by the year 2020. While the year 2020 may seem like it is in the distant future, the reality is 2020 is only two years away. The future is here and the need for innovative technology is only going to increase. This means the need for cost management and IT service, software and device control is at an all-time high.

A Reflection on 2017's TEM Services

A Reflection on 2017's TEM Services

It has been 17 years since Valicom distributed its first client satisfaction survey. Since then, Valicom has pulled all response feedback and applied the comments and recommendations into Valicom’s products and services...

What Happened to TEM in 2017?

What Happened to TEM in 2017?

Organizations spend $1.5 trillion dollars each year, globally, on fixed and mobile telecom services. This spend represented 15% of global IT spend at 2016’s year-end and is only expected to grow.

Transitioning from TEM to IT Management

Transitioning from TEM to IT Management

When you look at IT and enterprise technology, the need for new technology continues to grow at an exponential rate. Organizations have all kinds of technology, from software as a service (SaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS), internet of things (IoT) and tech from the consumer side. These technologies from all different categories need to be organized and managed within your IT and operations department in order to control costs and afford new technology.

A Sincere Thank You to Our Partners, Consultants, and Direct Clients

A Sincere Thank You to Our Partners, Consultants, and Direct Clients

As we look forward to the beginning of our 27th year at Valicom, we wanted to thank you for your ongoing support of Clearview, our Technology Expense management software. We hope you are as happy with Clearview as possible. You are valued as a Valicom partner, consultant, and direct client.

Movement in the Marketplace: Why TEM Interest is Rising

Movement in the Marketplace: Why TEM Interest is Rising

Gartner recently released a 2017 guide to the market that shows gains in all corners of TEM, as companies are no doubt intrigued by the potential benefits possible through these platforms. Here are some of the most noteworthy insights from Gartner, as well as overall trends in TEM, that interested companies should be aware of when seeking a solution.

Evaluating a TEM Partnership: Why Should You Pursue a TEM Partnership?

Evaluating a TEM Partnership: Why Should You Pursue a TEM Partnership?

First, we would like to congratulate you for looking into options to further your firm’s success. Whether you are new to telecom and technology expense management (TEM) or you are seeking a change, there are many factors you are probably evaluating. Join us while we evaluate some common hesitations to making the move and evaluating a TEM provider.

VIDEO BLOG: How to Take Control of Your Bloated Telecom Expenses

VIDEO BLOG: How to Take Control of Your Bloated Telecom Expenses

New technology and tools are adding complexity to the telecom space, making it difficult to accurately track expenses. With so many elements under one umbrella, it can be easy to lose track of services that are no longer valuable or are overpriced. Organizations must take back control of unruly telecom expenses to cut costs.

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The Future of Spend Analytics

The Future of Spend Analytics

Every manager understands how important budgeting and spend tracking is to organize business initiatives – primarily procurement departments across the globe. Spend analytics is indispensable to procurement divisions in order to assist strategic planning and assessing total expenditure on products and administration.

Attack of the Hidden Fees: How to Breathe New Life into Your TEM Processes

Attack of the Hidden Fees: How to Breathe New Life into Your TEM Processes

If you are tired of the same-old process and are seeking ways to improve them – look no further than the following five steps to breathe new life into your IT expense management strategy and protect yourself from hidden fees.

TEM for Consultants 101

TEM for Consultants 101

Partners, consultants, and master agents regularly look to grow their existing book of business. If you currently provide IT consulting services including IT assessments, IT leadership development, strategic initiatives, IT project planning, or other IT-focused support, you may be researching to see if TEM is right for you. This blog highlights the qualifications, fears, preparation, and expectations involved in expanding services to include TEM.