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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WHAT IS IT ASSET MANAGEMENT? IT Asset Management begins with a central repository for your IT inventory.