All items tagged with "telecom expense management"

Using Your iPhone For Work Will Cost You An Average Of $1,089 Each Month

Using Your iPhone For Work Will Cost You An Average Of $1,089 Each Month

Using an iPhone or iPad for work can result in some truly nasty bills.

While bring your own device (BYOD) programs that encourage employees to use their personal iPhones, iPads, and other devices in the office increases productivity and employee satisfaction, the trend is also turning those employees into workaholics. That’s not entirely a new realization – we’ve covered the potential impact of the BYOD trend on the work/life balance before (including a recent study that showed that BYOD programs actually improve that balance for IT professionals).

The latest research on BYOD’s impact on workers shows two additional insights – a significant number of employees are footing the bill (sometimes a very big bill)  for mobile data service while on the road for work.

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Carrier Partnerships Can Ease iPhone Roll Outs And Support

Carrier Partnerships Can Ease iPhone Roll Outs And Support

Carrier partnerships can offer one-stop shopping for mass iPhone deployments.

During our Mobile Management Month series, we noted that a number mobile management vendors have established strategic partnerships with consulting firms, telecom agents, and mobile carriers. According to a study, these kinds or partnerships are paying off for everyone involved – carriers, vendors, and business customers.

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Tangoe Delivers Solid iOS Management But Shines With Expense Management [Mobile Management Month]

Tangoe Delivers Solid iOS Management But Shines With Expense Management [Mobile Management Month]

Tangoe balances device management with cost management

May is Mobile Management Month at Cult of Mac, where we will be profiling a different mobile management company every weekday. You can find all previous entries here  and read our Mobile Management manifesto here.

Tangoe is a company with a long history of wired and mobile telecom expense management. The company offers incredible hand-on services for evaluating communications expenses and offering cost saving advice for small/mid-size businesses and large enterprises alike. Tangoe’s biggest advantage is that it offers real-time review of telecom bills tied to specific departments, users, and device – and that it uses that data to build a specialized telecom expense plan for its clients.  The company also offers a solid range of device and app management. However, Tangoe’s real-time expense management capabilities are the company’s signature features.

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MobileIron Focuses On Security, Efficiency, And Mobile Intelligence [Mobile Management Month]

MobileIron Focuses On Security, Efficiency, And Mobile Intelligence [Mobile Management Month]

MobileIron focuses on security and efficiency in device and app management

May is Mobile Management Month at Cult of Mac, where we will be profiling a different mobile management company every weekday. You can find all previous entries here  and read our Mobile Management manifesto here.

MobileIron was one of the first companies to launch support for Apple’s mobile management framework. The company has a rich experience of helping organizations of all kinds manage iOS and mobile device deployments. MobileIron’s team has experience solving mobile management issues in business, healthcare, government ,and education markets. The company focuses on developing an integrated solution using its cloud technologies and existing business/enterprise systems and infrastructure. At the same time, MobileIron focuses on making initial deployment and ongoing management as efficient as possible while still providing effective device and network security. The company also offers a range of monitoring feature that go beyond security including tracking of device and app use, network performance, and mobile expenses – all under the moniker Mobile Activity Intelligence .

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MaaS360 Manages Devices, Apps, Docs – Even Macs And PCs [Mobile Management Month]

MaaS360 Manages Devices, Apps, Docs – Even Macs And PCs [Mobile Management Month]

MaaS360 offers comprehensive management including Mac/PC management

May is Mobile Management Month at Cult of Mac, where we will be profiling a different mobile management company every weekday. You can find all previous entries here  and read our Mobile Management manifesto here.

Fiberlink’s Maas360 offers a range of management capabilities with an emphasis on app and information management. A document management app can be deployed to devices to provide secure on-device storage for business data with optional sandboxing to prevent corporate files from being opened by unapproved apps. App management includes an enterprise app store with granular policy options for determining app access as well as app blacklist capabilities. In addition to traditional mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, MaaS360 can also apply some management policies for MacBooks and Windows notebooks. This combination of available features making one of the more robust mobile management systems on the market. The company also has a strategic partnership with Verizon Wireless.

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Excitor Offers iPhone And iPad Management Plus Secure Messaging and Calendar [Mobile Management Month]

Excitor Offers iPhone And iPad Management Plus Secure Messaging and Calendar [Mobile Management Month]

Excitor's DME lineup includes device, app, and information management solutions

May is Mobile Management Month at Cult of Mac, where we will be profiling a different mobile management company every weekday. You can find all previous entries here  and read our Mobile Management manifesto here.

Excitor produces the DME line of mobile management tools. The lineup currently offers a device management component that includes basic app management functionality and a secure messaging component. The secure messaging component offers companies a fully secured on-device message, contacts, and calendar data store that is separate from Apple’s Mail, Contacts, and Calendar apps – this helps ensure business data is not readable on a lost or stolen device even if that device is unlocked. Excitor has announced two additional DME components that, according to the company’s website, are not yet available. The first, is focused on creating an on-device secure data store while the second is a secure mobile browser.

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BoxTone Offers iOS Management And Enterprise Integration [Mobile Management Month]

BoxTone Offers iOS Management And Enterprise Integration [Mobile Management Month]

Boxton offers device, app, and expense management plus enterprise partnerships

May is Mobile Management Month at Cult of Mac, where we will be profiling a different mobile management company every weekday. You can find all previous entries here  and read our Mobile Management manifesto here.

Boxtone offers a range of mobile management capabilities for iOS, Android, and BlackBerry. The company has strategic partnerships with multiple carriers as a device and expense management solution. Boxtone also has partnerships with companies like Good and Accellion for secure on-device data storage as well as a range of other enterprise technology vendors. These relationships can help integrate services that Boxtone doesn’t provide one its own. The company also offers a support and operation management capabilities that go beyond traditional mobile management.

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Buying LTE iPads For Your Company? Reviewing Your Mobile Costs First Can Save Lots Of Money

Buying LTE iPads For Your Company? Reviewing Your Mobile Costs First Can Save Lots Of Money

Considering LTE iPads is a good time to get a handle on mobile expenses

The new iPad’s LTE option offers a lot of potential for mobile professionals, particularly the Verizon version because it will support the iOS personal hotspot feature. The plans available from both AT&T and Verizon are pretty much in line with the previous iPad 3G plans for individual customers.

While plans for individuals are fairly straightforward, the options for business can be much murkier. Both carriers offer business plans and bundles, but no two businesses have the same needs or mix of devices. If your business is considering new iPads with LTE, you’ll want to sit down with your account rep to get the details about what options you have and possibly negotiate with them to get the best deal – but doing a thorough review of your existing mobile plans first can put you in the driver’s seat during those negotiations and save your company a ton of money.

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