Wireless Management

What is the Difference Between Mobile Expense Management and Mobile Device Management (MDM)?

What is the Difference Between Mobile Expense Management and Mobile Device Management (MDM)?

If your company isn't tracking all mobile devices, you may be overcharged by your providers. When employees leave, devices should be accounted for and the lines and devices reassigned or canceled. That way, you don't get charged for services you aren't using. Unfortunately, it doesn't take long for these bills to get out of hand. Luckily, there's a category of software that can help your IT staff manage the process easily.

So, what’s the difference between mobile expense management (MEM) and mobile device management (MDM)?

Tips for Choosing Connectivity Infrastructure

Tips for Choosing Connectivity Infrastructure

No matter what kind of business you run, networking now lies at the heart of your success. From processing payments to securing world-changing research, there is no component of modern work that works independently of computers. That is exactly why it’s so important to build the right networking infrastructure from the outset. Under committing can push you into expensive upgrades while over committing is an obvious waste of money.

Shared Mobile Data Plans – Savings Opportunities at A Cost

Shared Mobile Data Plans – Savings Opportunities at A Cost

Telecom Expense Management, TEM and Wireless Expense Management just got more interesting with Verizon Wireless announcing its Share Everything Plans for pooling of mobile data plans. These plans offer potential savings, but subscribers will need to do some analysis to determine if it is worth giving up their unlimited data plan.

Verizon Announces Data Pooling for Consumers

Verizon Announces Data Pooling for Consumers

Compliments of the New York Times tech blog – data pooling is here.  We had heard rumbles in the industry that this was coming, and we await with baited breath the future consequences for business data plans.  But for now, it is just being rolled out for consumer plans.   On the surface, it sounds like a good idea, but it could also be a closet price hike.   Check it out – what do you think?

How moving to iPads saves energy costs

How moving to iPads saves energy costs

We always talk about telecom expense management in the traditional sense – audit your invoices, negotiate your contracts, keep track of your stuff.  These are great ways to cut your telecom budget.  But the folks at Tech Republic have gone a step further.  They just did an interesting piece on how switching from traditional desktops, or laptops, to energy-sipping iPads can cut your utility bill!

Wireless Visibility: Wireless Expense Management Reporting

Wireless Visibility: Wireless Expense Management Reporting

Many medium to large organizations utilize a variety of mobile management software and wireless inventory solutions whether purchased or created internally.  Specifically on the Wireless side, we see many of those companies strive to provide the managers and directors with the ability to see wireless information of the employees under their leadership, using their expense management tools. 

Telecom Cost Control Tip: AT&T to match Verizon's unlimited data plans

Telecom Cost Control Tip: AT&T to match Verizon's unlimited data plans

As might be expected in the wireless cost wars, AT&T is moving to lower costs for their existing out-of-contract subscribers, to better protect them from poaching by Verizon.   Not that they are buying billboards in Times Square to announce this, according to ZDNet.

Healthcare Sector a Top Adopter of iPad Use: Good or Bad for Telecom Costs?

Healthcare Sector a Top Adopter of iPad Use: Good or Bad for Telecom Costs?

The healthcare sector is among the top three industries seeing the heaviest adoption of the iPad for business use, according to data from Good Technology, a Redwood City-based provider of multiplatform enterprise mobility.

Smartphones Make Old Ideas Seeem New: Managing User App Purchases

Smartphones Make Old Ideas Seeem New: Managing User App Purchases

Who would have thought a flashlight could be so cool?Well, as long as it is an app that runs on a smart phone, the flashlight all of a sudden becomes current again.  This seems to be the case with so many smart phone apps, that when looked at carefully, really just accomplish some traditional function using your phone.

When Implementing Home Offices Don’t Forget About Upload Speed

When Implementing Home Offices Don’t Forget About Upload Speed

In these modern days of telecommuting, employees are increasingly performing business tasks remotely from their homes.  Some of the activities can be significantly impeded by the lack of adequate upload speed.

The curse of smart devices

The curse of smart devices

Ever heard the phrase, “just because you can, doesn’t mean you should?” Technology changes so fast in telecommunications world, and ever since the introduction of smart devices that could browse the Internet, read and send emails, edit spreadsheets and so on, people have been tending towards using these devices for more and more functions.