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Great 2019 Plan, But What Will Senior Management Think?

​We're near the end of the year. You've taken time and energy to get a fresh 2019 plan knocked into shape. Your budget is ready with several initiatives outlined and ready to be put into action. But first, you must get your plan and your budget approved by senior management. And that is where many plans can become derailed. Here are four things you...
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What's In Your Cloud for 2019?

Those of you who are in charge of IT for your company are well aware of the huge investments being made in cloud-based networks and applications. You may be making some of your own! By the end of this year, assuming the IDC predictions are correct, about 50% of a company's IT annual spend will be cloud-based, increasing to 60% by 2020. Clearly, clo...
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Is He or She Really the Best IT Fit For Your Company?

In case you haven't noticed, we're in a tight employee market. In many ways that's great news because the economy is booming and unemployment is low. But for organizations seeking fresh IT talent, the competition has become fierce. And managers are bending over backwards to get the best and brightest on board. Some of the perks now being offered to...
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TEM: It’s Not Just Telecom Anymore!

As you probably know, the term "TEM" has for decades been the acronym for Telecommunications Expense Management. That's because back when the term was first coined, our world consisted primarily of voice telecommunications services and equipment. So, you might say, it's long overdue for an update. Of course, there's nothing outdated about the value...
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Cloud, IoT...What's on YOUR IT Road Map?

We talk with IT folks all the time. And, we have nothing but respect for the myriad of responsibilities they hold in our ever-changing technology landscape. If you work in IT, chances are you are now dealing with more data than ever before, trying to fill skills gaps, tackling security threats and trying to keep your network running smoothly to sup...
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Are Your Systems Safe From Hackers?

We talk to many IT and Telecom professionals who tell us they are pretty confident that they are doing everything possible to keep their networks and devices safeguarded against hackers. Yet they also admit that it's not easy keeping tabs on the latest virus threats and protecting their organizations. We all know ingenious hackers can find new ways...
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4 Things You Should Not Be Paying For!

You've never been busier --- keeping users up and running, safeguarding your network and systems from hackers and viruses, keeping up to date on new technology and how it can benefit your organization --- the list goes on. Who has time to start looking through old invoices, sorting through old computers and software programs and revisiting contract...
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Spreadsheets May be Hindering Your Business

Back when Excel introduced spreadsheets it was considered a revolutionary break through in the way information, particularly numbers, could be organized. If you've been around long enough you probably recall the early days of Excel. It was the shiny new thing that not only worked well but saved hours of time at the calculator. And you could put tog...
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Are You Still Operating Like a "Cost Center'?

A recent report by AOTMP includes a section on using KPIs to measure the value of various IT and telecom functions as they relate to overall strategic business issues. This, of course, makes a lot of sense, as IT and telecom managers strive to play a more strategic role within their organizations and continue to work to break free from the nagging ...
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Is Your IT/Telecom Department Causing People to Quit?

Nintex recently conducted a survey that included 1,000 professionals from companies with over 1,000 employees. TechRepublic recently published the results of that survey. Here are some statistics that might surprise you: Only 24% of those surveyed report they receive "very prompt" service from their in-house IT team. 62% of those surveyed have obse...
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2018 IT/Telecom Challenges: Same Old Problems?

Network World recently released it's annual "Top 10 Challenges IT Faces" article. As usual, it has some interesting insight. Perhaps not surprisingly, however, is the fact that many of the issues are the same ones IT/Telecom faced five years ago! The uncomfortable fact is that many IT/Telecom departments have struggled to keep pace with the needs o...
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Three Ways to Clean up Your Inventory Reporting

How "clean" is your inventory reporting? And why does it matter? According to the latest AOTMP State of the Telecom Management Industry, the top cause for poor performing practices in organizations is poor inventory management. And this is in spite of the fact that there are plenty of tools and programs available to help IT departments gain better ...
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How to Get Your IT Budget Approved This Time!

Getting budget approval for a new year is always challenging. Often the C-level managers look at IT/Telecom as just a necessary expense and leave it at that. It can be hard to get inside their heads and change their thinking. The result is a budget that maintains the status quo, but which fails to give you the flexibility to grow and to adopt new t...
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Is Old Technology Costing You Money? 3 Questions to Ask IT

If you are like so many businesses, you are probably under a tight budget. And tight budgets mean you have to make due with technology that is often woefully out of date. So you keep it going until you absolutely must take action. Here is the problem with continuing to try to make old, outdated technology "work". You are impairing more than just th...
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When Your Vendor Gets Acquired

You may have read recently of the acquisition of TEM (Telecom Expense Management) provider, MDSL, by Sumeru Equity Partners. Earlier in the year we had the acquisition of another TEM provider, Tangoe, by Marlin Equity Partners as part of a merger between Marlin's enterprise mobility management software acquisition, Asentinel and Tangoe. Whew! Who's...
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Significant Telecom Savings are Possible If You Know How to Find Them!

It is possible now, more than ever, to save thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars off your monthly telecom spend. Why? Because there have never been more suppliers, more products, more applications and a greater diversity of networks than there are today. That means that there are more areas to find savings. But you have to know where to lo...
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It’s One of the Most Common Causes of Overspending: What Are You Doing About It?

Billing errors happen every day! In fact, they are one of the most common causes of overspending in an organization. How do these errors occur? They may occur when an invoice charge does not align properly with the terms of your contract. Or they may occur when you are simply billed for services you are not using. Here's the problem. Instances of b...
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4 Reasons to Consider Outsourcing Your Telecom Expense Management!

Telecom Expense Management, or "TEM", is an important tool used to organize and manage all elements of today's complex IT/telecom departments. A high quality TEM, well maintained, leads to a smooth running department and can add potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars in bottom line savings. There are typically two ways you can implement your ...
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Are You Providing Strategic IT and Telecom Input? Or Are You Still Putting Out Fires?

What shape is your IT and/or Telecom department in? Are you running a strategic IT department, or are you still being held hostage to every quick fix and work around needed to put out fires and keep communications supported? As you know, IT matters today more than ever. IT is taking on a much more strategic role as organizations struggle to organiz...
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6 Skills Your New IT/Telecom Hires Need!

Network World posted an interesting article a couple weeks ago about the "soft skills" management needs to look for when hiring tech talent. It bears noting that, according to a Network World poll, 58% of managers cited lack of soft skills as limiting the productivity of their companies. Over half! Wow. Things are changing indeed. Here is our "take...
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About TeleManagement Technologies, Inc.

TeleManagement Technologies, Incorporated (TTI) provides Telecom Expense Management and Call Accounting solutions designed to effectively track, integrate, manage and protect an organization's information technology resources. TTI's TEM solution, WinBill®, has developed a reputation for an impressive ROI, with clients reporting savings of 300% or more! WinCall® Call Accounting tracks all domestic and international locations regardless of PBX type (analog, digital, VoIP) to facilitate internal bill back, identify PBX toll fraud and increase employee productivity. Extensive reporting capabilities are also included for planning purposes. TTI's experienced, responsive support team helps keep CFOs and IT/Telecom departments in total control of their technology expenses.

Since 1987, TTI has been designing software products that provide a better solution to managing corporate technology, inventory, expenses and services. For more information, visit www.telmantec.com.

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​We're near the end of the year. You've taken time and energy to get a fresh 2019 plan knocked into shape. Your budget is ready with several initiatives outlined and ready to be put into action. But first, you must get your plan and your budget appro...
Those of you who are in charge of IT for your company are well aware of the huge investments being made in cloud-based networks and applications. You may be making some of your own! By the end of this year, assuming the IDC predictions are correct, a...
In case you haven't noticed, we're in a tight employee market. In many ways that's great news because the economy is booming and unemployment is low. But for organizations seeking fresh IT talent, the competition has become fierce. And managers are b...
As you probably know, the term "TEM" has for decades been the acronym for Telecommunications Expense Management. That's because back when the term was first coined, our world consisted primarily of voice telecommunications services and equipment. So,...
We talk with IT folks all the time. And, we have nothing but respect for the myriad of responsibilities they hold in our ever-changing technology landscape.If you work in IT, chances are you are now dealing with more data than ever before, trying to ...
We talk to many IT and Telecom professionals who tell us they are pretty confident that they are doing everything possible to keep their networks and devices safeguarded against hackers. Yet they also admit that it's not easy keeping tabs on the late...

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