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5 Ways to Cut IT Infrastructure Costs

5 Ways to Cut IT Infrastructure Costs

It always comes back to money. Many business owners and operators would prefer to put all of their focus towards satisfying customers and providing the goods or services that they truly value.

Unfortunately, there are expenses outside of that scope, and one of the big money eaters in every industry is IT. Yet, bringing those expenses under control doesn’t have to be as daunting as it feels. Here are five tips that can get your spending under control in surprisingly short order.

TEM Is the Buzzword That Can Get Your IT Costs Under Control

TEM Is the Buzzword That Can Get Your IT Costs Under Control

Not long ago, Telecom and Technology Expense Management (TEM) were concepts in the exclusive domain of large enterprises. As automation creeps further into every level of every business, it seems only natural that the platforms become more accessible to businesses of all sizes.

If you aren’t familiar with the concept, TEM represents a holistic approach to tracking and managing runaway technology expenses that plague many businesses.

New Telecom Savings Opportunity You Can’t Afford to Miss

New Telecom Savings Opportunity You Can’t Afford to Miss

We are thrilled to announce that we are now disrupting the decades-old telecom expense management (TEM) industry by offering this innovative Savings Share opportunity. The new TEM savings share opportunity works to take the commitment and concern out of the TEM savings process.

Attack of the Hidden Fees: How to Breathe New Life into Your TEM Processes

Attack of the Hidden Fees: How to Breathe New Life into Your TEM Processes

If you are tired of the same-old process and are seeking ways to improve them – look no further than the following five steps to breathe new life into your IT expense management strategy and protect yourself from hidden fees.

Cut Telecom Costs by Managing Your Local Calling Plans

Cut Telecom Costs by Managing Your Local Calling Plans

When conducting local service telecom phone audits, some of the most common cost reductions opportunities are due to a need for a local calling plan or un-needed local calling plans already in place.  These are typically not large cost saving items, but can add up over time, and are very easy to implement.

Telecom Tactic #4: Telecom Invoice Auditing – Wireline

Telecom Tactic #4: Telecom Invoice Auditing – Wireline

This is where the rubber meets the road.  Telecom invoice auditing.  Every piece of paper that comes into your office from a carrier is a place to save money.  Incorrect charges, setup fees you were never supposed to pay, items not billing to contract terms – there are a lot of reasons you are paying too much for your telecom services.

Survey Says: Business Productivity and Cost Reduction Top Concern for CIOs

Survey Says: Business Productivity and Cost Reduction Top Concern for CIOs

Think the Great Recession is over? Not for CIOs. For the second year running, business productivity and cost reduction was the No. 1 concern of CIOs, CTOs and IT executives in the annual CIO survey from the Society for Information Management — and by a wide margin, according to Jerry Luftman, who has conducted the survey for SIM for the past 10 years.

Test calls can reveal surprises

Test calls can reveal surprises

One of the classic TEM audit projects is determining if there are lines in your telecommunications spend that are no longer in use, but of course, still billing.  A very direct and thorough method to accomplish this is test calls.