Time to Cut Your Telecom Costs
October 12, 2012
By Robbie Pleasant, TMCnet Contributor
How are your telecom expenses looking? Judging by the look I imagine is on your face right now – a sort of “I’d rather not think about it” look of distaste – I take it you’d like a way to cut down on the costs. Don’t worry, though – there are ways to do that.
If you are dealing with high telecommunications costs, you’re not the only one. The average Fortune 500 company spends an estimated $116 million on telecommunications and network expenses each year, but they can save a huge chunk of that using a Telecom Expense Management solution.
There are solutions, such as the IBM Emptoris Rivermine (News - Alert) Telecom Expense Management Solution. It’s designed to help reduce costs by reigning in and managing telecom, mobile, and network spending, while providing greater visibility into what goes on in the telecom lifecycle. With it, organizations can optimize their communication networks, as well as manage wireless costs and mobile devices.
The solution also automates and streamlines some of the more troublesome tasks, such as management for procurement and orders, expenses, as well as assets and inventory. With its extensive international managed services, it can support large deployments worldwide.
To find more ways of cutting telecom expenses, there’s an on-demand webinar: “How to Slash Telecom Expenses in the Age of Austerity,” hosted by IBM (News - Alert). Attendees will learn how to manage an every-growing network of mobile devices, how to gain the best visibility into their telecom expenses, and what they can do to adopt a Telecom Expense Management solution. Those interested can sign up here: http://pages.emptoris.com/odw-how-to-slash-telecoms-expenses.html
There’s no need to explain how cost savings is important, and telecommunications is an area where companies can stand to save a lot without reducing the quality of their services. So stop grimacing every time the telecom bill comes in, and start doing something about it.
Edited by Rachel Ramsey