10 Tips to Help Business Combat Wireless Costs

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Cell phone usage within the corporation has increased significantly over the last ten years, yet few companies have implemented wireless spend policies and are struggling with how to manage this growing workload.  Wireless costs can be difficult to control partly because service providers have a confusing range of usage plans, with many bills arriving in […]

What to Consider When Choosing Wireless Plans

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While it is important to keep your telecom pricing as simple as possible, this can be even more important when dealing with pricing for wireless services.  With volume wireless plans, there are currently several pricing schemes available including individual price plans for each user, pooled pricing, and flat rate pricing.    As we already discussed […]

Simple Price Structure Better for Managing Telecom Costs

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Commodity Services Mean Lower Prices As I am sure you are aware, many telecom services have become a commodity. There is virtually no differentiation from one long distance service to another, or even Internet access from multiple providers with the same technical specifications. This has caused pricing to come down dramatically over the years, and […]

Negotiating Telecom Contracts to Reduce Vendor Charges

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We recently discussed what can go wrong if telecom costs aren’t managed, highlighting a very public case that happened in the mid-00s.  We’d like to provide you with some tips on how to reduce your vendor charges.  Even if you may have already reduced costs significantly, there may still be room for improvement.  Our first post on this topic discussed […]

How Electronic Billing Can Help You Reduce Costs

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Electronic Billing Another useful method of gathering data to analyze spending and usage patterns is to get your billing electronically whenever possible. Having consolidated your vendors will also help here, as each one has their own unique billing format. Some vendors have multiple electronic billing formats, particularly those that have been amalgamated from numerous smaller companies over […]

Do Your Homework to Help Reduce Vendor Charges

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We recently discussed what can go wrong if telecom costs aren’t managed, highlighting a very public case that happened in the mid-00s.  We’d like to provide you with some tips on how to reduce your vendor charges.  Even if you may have already reduced costs significantly, there may still be room for improvement.      Gather […]

What Can Happen if Telecom Costs Are Not Managed

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What would happen if your organization spends more than it should on telecom costs?   As important as managing telecom costs is in a large corporation, it is under even more scrutiny in government organizations or public companies, where executives and directors are accountable to the larger public. One such example happened in the mid-00s. Major Canadian […]

Objectives: Part Four of the Best Practices of Those Who Manage Enterprise Telecom

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This is the fourth post in our series discussing the best practices of those who are responsible for managing enterprise telecom.  Click to read the first, second and third posts. Working On Your Organization’s Objectives Management doesn’t recognize what you’re doing unless you tell them. Communicating your value as an enterprise telecom manager, as we discussed in our previous […]

Reporting ROI: Part Three of the Best Practices of Those Who Manage Telecom

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This is the third post in our series discussing the best practices of those who are responsible for managing enterprise telecom.  Click to read the first and second posts.   Reporting Your Results For those who mange enterprise telecom, it can be a challenge to continually demonstrate positive ROI. Telecommunications is not an option for a company, […]

Goal Setting: Part Two of the Best Practices of Those Who Manage Telecom

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This is the second post in our series discussing the best practices of those who are responsible for managing enterprise telecom.  Read the first post here. Setting Goals An important part of success in telecom management, as in any endeavor, is to set goals, write them down, and focus on your target. We work far […]