Part of keeping a budget is figuring out what parts of your business are pulling their weight and which areas can afford to trim some fat. For IT, that often comes down to equipment and services. If you’re spending money on something you don’t use, it might be time to cut it from your life. For too many businesses, fax machines sit somewhere in limbo. They still get used, but can you really justify the money? You’re about to get solid answers to that question.
IT is the lifeblood of modern businesses, but it sure gets expensive. Those expenses come in a number of shapes and sizes, and many of them can sneak up on business owners and operators. One cost that often leads to wide eyes and sore pocketbooks is the raw expense of running cables. The technology doesn’t work without them, but no one enjoys paying for them. These five tips can help you get these costs under control and free up some of your budget.
There’s a good chance you noticed CenturyLink’s big internet outage. It wasn’t a massive news story, but it was still a topic of conversations. Enough businesses in enough locations felt the pain that it was hard to make it through the event unaware. While it might put CenturyLink on the spot a bit, this is a great case study to examine how we plan for internet downtime and derive key lessons that can protect your business in the future.
Telecommunications have greatly changed over the past decade. We have gone from an era of using landline phones to carry out business calls to using voice and video applications to connect with employees from all across the globe. Now, more than ever, it is vital to ensure all of your communications are carried out with crystal clear quality.
A simple misunderstanding can hinder project completion. More importantly, it can impede customer satisfaction levels. VoIP technology mitigates these problems. Let's explore the top seven reasons VoIP technology makes for a wise investment and how it can serve as one of your most important assets.
Effective and efficient management of a software release cycle is pertinent no matter the industry your company is operating in. For now, let's take a close look at what happens during the release management process as well as a close view of ITIL V3 Compliant best practices. Since the creation of ITIL, this approach has become widely accepted as an effective form of IT service management for organizations all across the globe.
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.
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.
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.
Handling and managing your IT assets is a critical part of maintaining your infrastructure and provisioning costs appropriately across your organization. However, there are a number of IT asset management challenges that organizations can run into as they scale and evolve.
Keeping up with all of the equipment and software within your IT infrastructure can be a challenge for any business. Let's take a quick look at some tips to help you build an effective IT asset management plan.
TEM has been reaching new heights within the last few years, leveraging exposure to industries that were once unfamiliar to what telecom expense management is. Food and beverage companies are one of these industries. IT expense management for food and beverage companies is becoming a critical piece of the IT puzzle when the objective is to get the highest return on investment.
As business continues to require more and more mobile devices, it is more critical than ever to manage these devices and expenses. Not only does mobile expense management keep an eye on your IT assets, but it also can reveal some extreme savings built up through hidden fees, overused data and underused (or never used) devices.
Need help convincing your executive team that TEM is worth while? It should be as simple as stating - "With TEM, we will actually be saving money, not spending it."
WHAT IS IT ASSET MANAGEMENT? IT Asset Management begins with a central repository for your IT inventory.
If you are working in retail operations or information technology, you fully understand that your job is never quite complete. As the retail landscape continues to evolve to meet the on-demand needs of your customers, operations optimization continues to top your list of priorities. Managing and directing operations requires an immense amount of organization, and with a tool for almost everything, organization is becoming an automated process.