From our webinar series: Why now is the right time for generating cash from your mobility and telecom services.
Part 1: Plugging the Leaks
To say the world has changed would be an understatement. We have gone from a fast-moving, social society to an even-faster-moving, socially distant society. The workplace and home have blurred into one, which means data and communication resources are more important than ever. They are the key to your profitability in a world that is suddenly more competitive than ever. Manage them properly, and you will help keep your bottom line stable.
When the shift from work to home began, many IT companies struggled to keep their people connected. Mobile devices became crucial lifelines, and reliable communications became the top priority. However, there was a subtle problem forming behind the mad dash to get every employee connected. Since uptime was the focus, many companies did not pay close-enough attention to what they were paying for their services.
Gartner forecasts that IT spending will top $3.8 trillion next year, a 4% increase from 2020*. As every smart businessperson knows, the more you must spend on your business, the more chance there is to waste money if you are not careful.
If you do not stay on top of what you are paying for telecommunications, you can effectively allow tiny leaks to exist all over your bottom line. Maybe not a lot when taken on an individual basis, but collectively, they can create a substantial amount of wasted money. Money that could be better spent elsewhere.
Tellennium exists to find that money and put it back in your pocket. On average, we can help our customers find a 28% savings in their telecommunications spending. Here are just a few examples of places we can help you start plugging leaks:
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Unused mobile lines
For some companies, extensive travel restrictions have decreased the amount of time that their employees spend on the road and in the air. Furthermore, morning-commute check-in calls can now be handled via video chat. For some companies, the work-from-home environment means fewer text messages, too, thanks to ready access to desktops and laptops. What this all means, then, is that a lot of the mobile data burden is now being borne by home wi-fi networks. Are you paying for a mobile line nobody is using?
Mobile data plans
For some companies, mobile use has gone down. For others, though, mobile networks remain the backbone of their communications infrastructure. If you are suddenly using more data than you planned for, you could be facing unpleasant overage charges at the end of every month. More and more companies are getting socked with these unexpected expenses; just a few extra dollars per employee plan can add up to a serious loss. By more closely matching your plan to your actual use, you keep overage charges in check and get the same amount of work done for less.
Personal hotspots have become standard equipment for every workforce. As we said above, staying connected is the number one priority. However, many MiFi-equipped employees are also carrying cell phones that can function as hotspots. It many cases, eliminating the MiFi device and retraining employees to use their smartphone will cut equipment and data costs without impacting effectiveness in the field. That is just found money.
If any part of your staff is working from home, their office phone is not doing much for their productivity. Since it is sitting idle on a desk, you are literally paying for something that never gets used. That is profit leaking out the door, month by month. We will help you find the lines that are not serving any purpose, tracing them down to the circuit level to make sure you are using everything you are paying for.
Be sure to see Part 2 of Getting IT Budgets Back on Track coming in January .
*Forecast Alert: IT Spending, Worldwide, 2Q20 Update, published 21 August 2020