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4 Reasons to Start Tracking the Employee Digital Trail (EDT)

Promoting self-regulation and altering usage behaviour is the 12th reason to go beyond TEM and manage the enterprise digital footprint. 
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What About IT Automation for Telecom and Mobility?

IT Cost & Asset Automation Business analytics is the fastest growing category of global IT investment according to Forrester Research. This blog was originally written in 2012, at the time; a study done by Nucleus Research from 2012 found that for every dollar a company invested in business analytics it earned $10.66, that’s a 1066% ROI. In 2014, they found that the ratio increased from $10.66 to $13.01. That is 122% more return in 2 years. This indicates that there is an increasing trend for Business Analytics. Not too shabby. A Telecommunications and IT Management system can provide advanced analytics along with a powerful engine to automate tasks. As companies turn to data and analytics they gain significant visibility into the overall performance of the business. The manual process of turning these insights into action can be an arduous management task on its own. 
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How Will a North American Single Calling Zone Impact Your Business?

Recently, Gartner released an updated forecast on enterprise communication services that was intriguing, to say the least. There were a number of key projections, but there was one that really caught our eye: Gartner predicts North America is likely to begin forming one roaming zone next year.
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Business Automation: 4 Best Ways to Help CIOs Sell Their Vision of IT

Because technology evolves quickly, one of the biggest challenges faced by CIOs and IT managers is to be adaptable in adopting new IT for the organization’s changing needs. It’s a big job though – CIOs can’t do it alone. If you’re a CIO, you’re going to need buy-in from other departments. Here are 4 strategies to get everyone else on board with your vision of good IT management:
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How the Law Can Change the Way You Manage IT and Telecom Assets

Last year, the law really started taking note of cellphones and smartphones. We covered this in some detail then, but it’s worth returning to the topic every now and again. After all, we need to keep reminding ourselves of events that could impact the way we do business. Also, laws keep evolving.
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16 Tips to Improve Your Passwords and Secure Your IT Assets

The top 5 WORST passwords IT security concerns are becoming a top priority for CIOs around the world. And well they should be. Between the rise of BYOD and the growing IT spend, there’s also a lot of confusion on how to secure BYOD and company-owned IT assets. It has to be done – more and more, IT helps you drive revenue. Letting it all run unchecked is a bad idea. Sadly, that’s happening often. As seen in a previous article, 27% of IT professionals said they don’t fully understand  the negative impact of mobile security issues. The majority of people do at least know that passwords are important, and that’s why one of the most common risk control measures is password protection (67%).
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3 Ways the Love of Mobile Devices Will Change IT Best Practices

2015 is the year that Canadians really became mobile surfers Well, it looks like we’ve reached a really big tipping point in Canada! According to comScore, Canadians are now using mobile devices (i.e., mobile phones and tablets) more often than their computers to surf the web! Granted, the advantage is slight at the moment – the ratio of mobile surfers to desktop surfers is only 51% to 49%. That said, context is key.
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Mobile Device Management Challenge: 6 Billion Smartphones by 2020!

An epic volume of mobile subscribers As we’ve mentioned before, our world’s technology has seen a lot of progress in a short period of time. It’s letting more people throughout the world than ever to adopt ever more powerful devices at low costs. In the case of mobility, the reach of wireless networks is spreading to the point that there are very few regions left that can be considered as remote.
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4 Benefits of the Employee Digital Trail

What is the Employee Digital Trail? On Wednesday, we highlighted both the importance and tenets of IT asset cost transparency. We also noted that asset cost transparency is only the very first part of a broader vision of the business technology future that’s arriving in the near future. Today, we focus on the second part of this grand vision: The rise of the Employee Digital Trail, and the need and benefits of tracking it.
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Software Audits: Why You NEED to Care and How to Prepare

…And the answer is, you’re probably not… Ah, software audits. They’re a source of anxiety for organizations, but are, unfortunately, a wholly necessary activity for software creators. Software producers lose at least 10% of their revenue from pirated or unlicensed software use by end users. In concrete numbers, this amounts to $34-64 billion in losses per year for software producers as a whole.  
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3 Selling Points To Support IT Assets Management

Need to Convince Your CFO?  We are all concerned by the recession and how it affects the way we manage our businesses. We need to reduce expenses as much as possible. Therefore, it’s unsurprising that CFOs make cuts in department budgets to overcome losses or simple lack of profit. While budget trimming improves the bottom line, it's a bad reason to set aside investments in IT asset management software. Unfortunate, but it's done regardless. So, the challenge for a CIO is to show the economic benefits that such solutions can bring to a company. To convince your Financial Manager to purchase or at least consider an IT assets management software, here are three selling points to rid him or her of any doubt. 
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How To Protect Your Data In A Mobile Environment

And how to master compliance Mobile technologies are challenging data security for the Chief Information Officers (CIOs). Compliance is more difficult to implement in an environment where many threats emerge from several fronts.
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