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Why Shadow IT is a Problem That You Can Fix

Posted by Henry Cheang | June 18, 2015 6:30 AM

Shadow IT, the act of employees buying and using business technology without the company’s permission (or even knowledge), is becoming a bigger and bigger problem as the volume of technology available to consumers keeps rising. Because employees use devices and applications without oversight, the company’s bottom line can be deeply affected.

CimplControl Webinar: Where you want it, when you want it.

Look at it this way: How can you really manage your costs when you don’t know what you have? For that matter, how do you plan for anything at all when you don’t know where, by who, and for how long IT services, devices, and licenses are being used?

Are you overpaying for a service because users use much more than they’d purchased? Are you spending money on devices that are being misused? Worse yet, are you paying for equipment and services that aren’t being used at all?

These aren’t questions you can wave away, because the answers to these questions can and will have a significant impact on the amount of money you make.

Having accepted that you must address these questions, you have to answer one more:  How can you track the tens, hundreds, or even thousands of IT assets your company owns without spending 110% of your time? Enter the Cimpl solution.

Cimpl allows you to manage your IT and telecom expenses in one convenient place. Showing is better than telling, though, and that’s why we held a webinar hosted by Cimpl’s very own Solutions Consultant Monico Flores to showcase the key features of CimplControl live.

Of course, we know you’re busy, and some of you might not have had time to attend. Good news! We recorded the webinar and have made it available for on-demand viewing. 

TEM Problems Are a Thing of The Past

In the webinar, Monico showed how, with CimplControl, you can throw away all of your loose files on your IT usage and really manage IT and telecom assets with ease. Why? Because CimplControl gets rid of your IT management hassles and pain by letting you:

Centralize all your data.

All that information you have on those hundreds and thousands of logs and other files about IT and telecom assets like are neatly placed into one repository. Want to make a quick report that’s actually accurate? No problem! You can do so straight from CimplControl.

Automate your workflow.

Do you want to empower your employees with the ability to request something at the click of a button? It’s possible with CimplControl. They make a request, and CimplControl’s automated workflow sends the request to the right authority, each and every time.

Oh, and because of the automation, those requests can also approved as soon as they are received (provided, of course, your employees have valid reasons to request the device or service). The beauty here is that the approval (or rejection) can also be done at the click of a button.

Take back control of your IT.

With CimplControl, you gain visibility over the IT and telecom assets, making device and service transfers (among other actions) easy. Jeff has a phone (plan) that he doesn’t use, but you’re paying for it anyway? Linda uses 4GB of data per month while her plan only allows 2GB? Well, now you know, and you can easily re-allocate these telecom resources without spending more money.  

That was just the one case – now think about the hundreds or even thousands of times that can happen in your organization. It does happen (we’ve seen it). How much extra money would you have spent if you didn’t become aware of the situation? Think about it another way: How much money would you save with CimplControl?

There’s a lot of IT spending that flies under the radar. Up to 80% could be hidden for one reason or the other, in fact. Wouldn’t it be nice to uncover even a bit of that? Well, CimplControl can really help!

Last Words

Now we wouldn’t be saying all this if we couldn’t back it up. We want to show you what Cimpl can do. Our webinar is the perfect place for you to see how easy IT and telecom expense management can be. If you want more information, we encourage you to ask us questions. We love to help, and we can’t wait to show you how to take control of your IT for success!

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Topics: Telecom Expense Management (TEM), CimplControl, Webinars, TEM Software, Data, Cost control, Automation, Shadow IT

Written by Henry Cheang

Henry is a dedicated technical writer, focused on conducting market research, contributing to product design, and writing clear and concise documentation for the company. He is an enthusiastic team member and is passionate about science and technology, who plays a key role in Cimpl’s product messaging. His dedication to writing is reflected in his experience in authoring academic papers, documentation, user guides, and in contributing to Cimpl’s marketing efforts.

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