Recently, there has been a trend of tablet innovation. Tablets of all sizes have been coming to market. Tablets have gone from a 7-inch screen to 84-inch screen. The 84-inch screened tablet is called the Surface Hub or a ginormablet. More and more companies are finding value and increased collaboration in ginormablets. They have collaborative benefits that are getting companies attention. According to the Wall Street Journal:
“In a sense, these ginormablets combine four devices found in most office conference rooms: a whiteboard, a video conferencing system, a projection system, and the laptops people bring to meetings to take notes and manipulate shared documents.”
Companies such as Microsoft Corp. and Alphabet Inc. have adopted these ginormablets. The price point is around $9,000. So, you can see why not all companies have one of these huge tablets hanging from their wall. Plus, these ginormous tablets are not portable and are, for the most part, only beneficial for meetings, taking place in conference rooms.
Though not everyone is purchasing ginormablets, normal sized tablets are trending in the workplace too. As tablets in the workplace grows, some feel the need for cubicles and a designated work place will become less of a need. Regardless, the increase of tablets means more devices. Now you have phones, computers, mobile phones, and tablets. That’s a lot to keep track of.
As tablets become more popular there is the possibility other devices will be put on the backburner, collecting dust. The best way to account for your device inventory and prevent unwanted costs caused by unused devices is to partner up with a telecom expense management company. They will optimize your environment and give you an easy to use software that will help you manage all devices.
A telecom expense management company can also help you choose the device control system that will be best for your company. For example, you can follow the system of bring your own device, which reduces costs for your company but prevents you from having full security of information on your employee’s devices. Or you can follow a Corporate Owned Personally Enabled system. This system allows you to have more control over the device but more responsibility for costs.
There’s a lot more to managing your devices than you think. Team up with a telecom expense management team and they will walk you step by step through the process of taking control of your telecom environment, which includes all devices. In the end, you will save time and money.