To give or not to give your field managers company smartphones?

To give or not to give your field managers company smartphones?

Modern businesses rely heavily on the use of mobile technology, especially smartphones. From staying in contact with clients to capturing leads and creating on-the-spot invoices, smartphones have revolutionized the way we do business.

Boosting Productivity and Managing Cloud Expenses With TEM Software

Boosting Productivity and Managing Cloud Expenses With TEM Software

It should come as no surprise that the convergence of IT and telecommunications is now taking place faster than ever. We have known for quite some time that this convergence was going to become a common occurrence among organizations across the globe.

Everything You Need to Know About the Net Neutrality Senate Vote

Everything You Need to Know About the Net Neutrality Senate Vote

The net neutrality debate is not quite finished. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve likely seen heated discussions regarding how the internet should be regulated and who should be in charge of that regulation.

Since 2015, that job has fallen to the FCC, but they recently changed the rules. Many people wonder why we haven’t seen much change since then. The biggest reason is that the switch hasn’t actually happened yet. Any time an agency like the FCC makes a change to federal rules, Congress gets a chance to intervene. That is what we will be discussing today.

The Real Advantage Differences Between Mac and PC

The Real Advantage Differences Between Mac and PC

It’s the ultimate question in the computer world. Should you go with Mac or PC? If you ask a hundred experts, you’ll get a hundred answers. And, this is a binary question! The truth is that both systems have and continue to evolve rapidly. Macs and PC’s each have their strengths and weaknesses, so we’ll help you consider the practical differences to inform your decision.

Managing Hardware Pricing Trends for 2018

Managing Hardware Pricing Trends for 2018

Talent shortages and software innovations seem like the bane of every IT department. At least, as far as managing costs that feels true. In reality, money bleeds from every corner, and it is vital to identify every place where you can save money. Hardware pricing trends for 2018 can inform your spending decisions and help you put money where it will do the most good.

Tips for Choosing Connectivity Infrastructure

Tips for Choosing Connectivity Infrastructure

No matter what kind of business you run, networking now lies at the heart of your success. From processing payments to securing world-changing research, there is no component of modern work that works independently of computers. That is exactly why it’s so important to build the right networking infrastructure from the outset. Under committing can push you into expensive upgrades while over committing is an obvious waste of money.

Now Serving Master Agents Through ACR Partnership

Now Serving Master Agents Through ACR Partnership

Telecom expense management (TEM) involves complex processing of voluminously detailed information. This complexity makes TEM extremely time-intensive work unless performed using a state-of-the-art information processing system specially designed for the undertaking. Further, dealing effectively with carriers requires the full resources of such a powerful software system. Now Valicom is partnering with ACR Solutions LLC, to expand our capacity for managing TEM, deal with carriers, and ideally address the accompanying range of challenges on behalf of Master Agents.

IT Management Leadership Hacks

IT Management Leadership Hacks

It's easy to ignore IT asset management (ITAM) when everything is working. Life is good until a key system fails or doesn't pass an audit. Then, there's a mad scramble as management begins firing off questions. Sound familiar? Whether a key server burns out or your company gets a whopping bill from Microsoft or Adobe, take advantage of the opportunity to highlight the importance of implementing an ongoing IT asset management process.

How Much Are Your Competitors Spending on IT?

How Much Are Your Competitors Spending on IT?

Making an IT budget seems to grow more complicated every year. Technology gets more complicated, prices change, needs change and consumers expect more for less. It’s possible to keep up with everything, but only through dedication and hard work.The first step on that journey is acquiring knowledge, so we have a detailed breakdown of IT spending trends for 2018. Learn what everyone is doing, and it can inform your decisions to help you make the most of the next year.

Three Leadership Techniques for Project Success

Three Leadership Techniques for Project Success

Having hard skills, such as expertise in project scheduling tools and budget software, is critical to project success. However, soft skills that make you an effective leader are just as important. You may take your leadership skills for granted, but it's important to hone them and pay attention to what your team responds to.

AMM: What Is Automated Mobility Management?

AMM: What Is Automated Mobility Management?

Automation can be of the utmost value to mobility management. Using a solid, integrated approach, the automation features and benefits can be enjoyed by users across a variety of platforms and applications regardless of the devices they are using.

4 Ways Blockchain is Transforming Financial Data Management

4 Ways Blockchain is Transforming Financial Data Management

Blockchain is transforming industries as fast as mobile platforms and the internet itself did before. Investors around the globe are scrambling to be the first to find new ways to make the technology work. In the financial world, blockchain implementation is expected to save tens of billions of dollars in administrative and accounting costs over the next year. Those numbers are expected to grow over time.

Ways to Optimize Your Company's IT Management

Ways to Optimize Your Company's IT Management

Operating and managing a successful business requires more than the ability to provide products and services with high demand. When you want to build a successful business or brand, keeping your company's IT management skills and techniques in mind is essential. Knowing how to optimize your company's IT management is a way for you to ensure all projects and tasks are being completed as effectively and efficiently as possible, even when you are not around. Optimizing your company's IT management provides a better work culture and environment for employees to help increase the overall output of each day's work.

Monitoring Employee Mobile Costs with TEM Software

Monitoring Employee Mobile Costs with TEM Software

Telecom expense management (TEM) software allows companies to have an in-depth view of their employees' wireless voice, data, and mobile usage. Employees who are responsible for handling communications, including the developing a communications budget, will greatly benefit from the implementation of TEM software.

Why Organizations Get a Quick ROI When Investing in TEM

Why Organizations Get a Quick ROI When Investing in TEM

Modern companies no longer run on simple telephone services, they have evolved to operating on an entire IT and mobile-based infrastructure. One that is ever-changing. As emerging technologies are increasingly adopted, it creates copious amounts of labor-intensive details for businesses to manage...