I recently read an interesting humour statement that asked: "How do you know you are paying too much for your home phone?"
Answer: “You have a home phone”.
Do you know how much are you paying for your mobile phone, office phone, service on your tablet, PC, internet, and the staggering list of employee dependant devices used on a day to day basis?
Let’s now raise the ceiling a little and look at this from an organization’s view point...
Recent statistics show that the average number of devices carried by mobile workers is around 3.5 devices and is expected to grow even higher moving into 2013 and beyond. It should also be noted that this statistic is a mobile device tally and does not take into consideration the fixed work assets that these employees may have such as PCs, printers, faxes, etc.
How much is it costing you on a global scale and how do you (if you do) keep track? Are you fully aware of what you own, who has it, how much it costs, and equally important, do you really need these services?
Who is, or how, are you managing all of this? Is this another undefined initiative handed off to your already overwhelmed I.T. department?
Now take a look at your organization, though I am no clairvoyant, chances are, this phenomenon is already very prominent within your walls.
With the growing demand for competitive connectivity and efficiency, organizations and more importantly I.T. departments need to fully evaluate and get a grasp on their mobile and IT assets.
Gone are the days of manually updated spreadsheets, validation and guesstimates. We are in the ever expanding the age of H/R file and company hierarchial integration, allocation and accountability. We seek cost transparency and efficiency.
The challenge is that in trying to redefine these duties through forced reaction. Organizations may bog down valuable resources (by forcing them to work outside their expertise) and lose efficiency in their core competent areas.
It is long overdue that companies need to work in partnership with experts in these asset and telecom expense management fields to be able to evolve decisively with the changing landscape while allowing them to remain competitive leaders in their respective markets. Innovators are those who introduce and adopt new ideas; they are original and creative in their way of thinking.
We can be innovators together and let your burden become our passion.