What comes to your mind when you hear the term “Cloud Computing?” These days everyone has a different definition of cloud computing and the only element of consistency is an understanding that it is an exploding technology. Wikepedia asserts that cloud computing is “Internet-based computing, whereby shared resources, software and information are provided to computers and other devices on-demand.”
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications are utilized by businesses to access on-demand, internet-based software through the cloud. According to Forrester research, in their webinar entitled, “SaaS your Appplication,” it was reported that the CRM and web conferencing industries have the greatest rate of SaaS adoption with the highest growth curve. The TEM industry was conspicuously absent from the growth curve.
Based on my research, the use of SaaS telecom expense managment technology is in it’s infancy. So how is cloud computing utilized by companies to reduce their telecom costs and to gain telecom expense control? What better way to simplify the expense management process and reduce business costs than to utilize an on-demand, self-service telecom expense management tool to automate this tedious process! Telecom auditing, tracking of telecom assets and telecom bill payment can all be performed quickly and easily without the need to install complex software or utilize your precious computer staff or resources.
Valicom has responded and launched our SaaS application for telecom expense management called Clearview. Check it out as an alternative to the traditional approach. You won’t be disappointed.
If you’d like to try an on-demand telecom expense management application first-hand, go to www.valicomcorp.com and register to view a demo of Valicom’s Clearview SaaS application. Try it, you’ll like it!
About the Author: Nancy Peckham
Nancy began her career in telecommunications in 1983 as an account executive with Republic Telcom, a regional long distance carrier. She was named district sales manager for the Wisconsin region in 1987 when Republic Telcom was acquired by Mid American Communications. She recognized a need for independent, objective telecommunications consulting which led her founding Valicom. Since its launch in 1991, Valicom has been a leader in providing telecom expense management solutions and serves enterprise and mid-market clients in a variety of industries and verticals across the U.S. Nancy earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, founded and served as president of the Telecommunications Professionals of Wisconsin (TPW) from 1989-1992, and was executive vice president on the board of directors of the Society of Telecommunications Consultants (STC). Nancy is also a founding member and executive council chair of the Independent Telecommunications Expense Management Association (i-TEM).