Managing the Evolution of TEM

While Telecom Expense Management (TEM) has sold the promise of enterprise savings for decades, today’s industry needs to be more than a tactical, cost-cutting tool if it hopes to survive. Optimizing expenses shouldn’t be the only thing your TEM solution can do… Today’s communications environment is a complex mix of intertwined technologies, systems, and people […]

TEM Sourcing & Procurement’s 10 Most Common Challenges

Today’s Telecom Expense Management (TEM) solution landscape is trickier to navigate than ever. If you’re a sourcing or procurement professional, this statement probably comes as no surprise to you. As organizations align these teams to establish technology management Centers of Excellence, TEM searches uncover a growing list of sourcing and procurement challenges. If you’re looking […]

Three Easy Ways to Optimize Your TEM Environment

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1563981654731{padding-top: 1px !important;}”]Telecom Expense Management (TEM) can be a difficult topic to tackle. Which company has the best solution? Where do I even begin looking for the right company? This article will answer your questions and offer resources that will clear the path to an optimal TEM environment. TEM is the process of managing […]

iPhone X: The Corporate-Liable vs. BYOD Conundrum

The enterprise consumption of world-class phones, like Apple’s iPhone X, has increased as the demand for the latest and greatest technology has shaped a monumental change in workforces everywhere. Today’s employees are mobile, and the enterprise is now grappling with the cost of the latest and greatest hardware versus its ability to maintain current and […]

Blockchain Technology: Beyond Financial Data

AOTMP® interviewed Chris Simandl, Owner of TEMteam, Co-Founder of Peertech, and COO at Air to provide expert analysis of blockchain and what this new technology could mean for the future of the Telecom industry. Simandl has a vast background in the TEM world and provided his expert insight on the questions below. Blockchain was originally […]

IoT Explained By An Expert

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a constantly growing and changing environment. AOTMP® interviewed Dan Hughes to discuss the way IoT is changing telecom. Hughes said there are several benefits to the telecommunications industry. He pointed out that the most obvious is business opportunities to leverage their services for the IoT solutions. Other benefits are […]

10 Questions That Telecom Analytics Can Answer

1.)  Question: How do telecom analytics contribute to achieving business objectives? Answer:  Measuring, optimizing, and ultimately reducing telecom expenses is a primary business objective for many organizations. Data extracted from a TEM system can provide insight into potential areas for optimization, such as identifying unused mobile devices that can be disconnected and/or fixed lines that […]

Why You Should Benchmark Telecom Management

As telecom environment expenses comprise 20-25% of IT spend within an organization, today’s IT professionals are more focused than ever on identifying and seizing cost-cutting opportunities. Most go straight to the “obvious” Telecom Expense Management (TEM) initiatives — after all, it yields cost savings. This misnomer, while a step in the right direction, isn’t a […]

Does Your TEM Inventory Support Service & Asset Lifecycle Management?

Telecom Expense Management (TEM) vendors have long touted service visibility as a major benefit delivered by TEM inventory systems. Over the past decade, TEM vendors have expanded functionality to include telecom assets in inventory as well. It makes sense to assume that a TEM inventory contains everything an enterprise would need to manage the lifecycle […]

Who Is Accountable for Telecom Management Results?

The single greatest inhibitor to optimal enterprise performance is the lack of established accountability for telecom management results; a single accountability owner for all telecom management performance is required. Challenging this goal are work group silos with diverse task objectives that are not fully aligned with a unified strategy. The typical enterprise telecom management practice […]

Improving Your Value as a Telecom Vendor

As a brief follow-up to my last post, which touched on “TEM TAM”, a few people questioned the current market size for Telecom Expense Management (TEM) and telecom vendor representation. I assume this is because a quick ‘back-of-the-envelope’ calculation of estimated (and guesstimated) annual revenue for Tangoe, MDSL, Calero, Asentinel, Telesoft, Cass, and MTS, plus […]