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Access the latest blog, news and events content from Calero-MDSL.

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Top 3 Mistakes Made in MS Teams Deployment

By Sheikh Ali on Jan 19, 2022

The current rapid adoption of digital transformation and work-from-anywhere environments have combined to make the use of SaaS applications to connect employees, contractors, vendors and other associates and partners rise on a similarly swift pace across the enterprise space.

Topics: Technology Expense Management cloud management migration digital transformation SaaS unified communications UCaaS enterprise remote
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The COPE Enterprise Mobility Strategy: How the Model Reduces Security Risk

By Billy Howes on Jan 11, 2022

In today’s world of remote work, the topic of technology and devices has become more important than ever. Homes have been transformed into offices, making it crucial for team members to have the right equipment to complete their work in a secure and efficient manner.

While using a BYO model remains popular with companies, it’s not the most secure or cost-effective strategy. To gain added security benefits and stay compliant, enterprises should consider moving toward a Corporate Owned, Personally Enabled (COPE) mobility model.

Topics: Managed Mobility Services mobility business intelligence mobile enterprise mobility COPE mms enterprise support
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Telecom Benchmarking: Find the Right Rates with TrueSense™

By Stephanie O'Malley on Dec 23, 2021

How will you ensure that you are getting the best possible rate for your organization’s telecom service provider? More importantly, where do you start your search?

Topics: Technology Expense Management telecom expense telecom audit TEM telecommunications Automation TrueSense benchmarking rate plan optimization enterprise telecom benchmarking
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Navigating COVID Disruptions in Retail through Cost Optimization

By Justin McBride on Dec 23, 2021

When is the last time you made an online purchase or opted for delivery over dine-in at a restaurant? Nowadays, you can get almost anything you want delivered to your door with the click of a button. Not only is online shopping convenient, but it has become a necessity for many in the midst of a global pandemic.

Topics: Technology Expense Management migration enterprise mobility digital transformation trends COVID-19 enterprise retail
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Creating a TEM RFP Scorecard

By Justin McBride on Dec 9, 2021

Choosing the right technology vendor for your business can be a complicated process. How do you know if you’re making the right decision when it comes to scalability, value, and your overall investment? An RFP scorecard can help you gather and score the right criteria to present to decision makers, in an efficient and organized way.

Our simple infographic below will walk you through how to create a plan for scoring RFP’s in the selection stage when finding a Technology Expense Management (TEM) provider.

Topics: Technology Expense Management enterprise
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Continuing Innovation in Customer Service: An Interview with the New Calero-MDSL VP/GM, Michael Fameli

By Stephanie O'Malley on Dec 3, 2021

Michael Fameli joined Calero-MDSL in November 2021 as VP/GM, continuing the momentum of enhancing our customer experience.

Michael is an experienced enterprise leader and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise across both technology and operations leadership. Throughout Michael’s career, he has held senior leadership positions in technology, product, service delivery and client experience.

Topics: Internal calero-mdsl enterprise service centers of excellence
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Security in TEM: An Interview with the New Calero-MDSL VP of Information Security & Compliance, Robert Block

By Stephanie O'Malley on Nov 23, 2021

With a background in IT, and experience in healthcare and financial industries, Robert (B.J.) Block brings a wealth of experience to lead the evolution of our global security posture at Calero-MDSL – to protect our informational assets and continue to extend our lead as the most secure global partner in the industry.

Topics: Internal IT calero-mdsl enterprise service
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Mobile Roaming Charges are Back: What Does it Mean for Your Business?

By Jasper Gray on Nov 10, 2021

In 2017, the European Union banned roaming charges for people using mobile phones abroad. The new rules meant citizens travelling within the EU were able to call, text and browse the internet at the same price they paid at home.

However, after the UK voted to leave the EU and with the trade agreement not incorporating protection against mobile roaming charges, some of the UK’s largest operators are now reintroducing the fees. Such a change in service could create significant difficulties for international companies with employees travelling abroad for work.

In this article, we will discuss what we know about the situation so far and outline what your business can do to ensure the charges don’t catch you or your communications teams off guard.

Topics: Managed Mobility Services mobile enterprise mobility optimization wireless expense management mobile usage management rate plan optimization trends enterprise UK TEM EMEA
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5 Ways to Prepare for the Microsoft Office Price Hike

By Matt Maloney on Nov 2, 2021

Microsoft recently announced the first Office price increase in a decade. If your enterprise uses Office, you probably know the platform has rolled out a lot of new capabilities since the last release. The company has essentially reinvented the Office platform as a cutting-edge SaaS service, setting a rate for innovation that would be difficult for many other providers to match. But while the increase appears justified against rising technology costs and upgraded feature sets, it’s still important to take the right steps to ensure your spend matches your needs and usage.

Are you ready for the Microsoft Office price hike? We’ll show you 5 ways to wrangle your Microsoft UCaaS Spend.

Topics: cloud management IT Finance cloud costs SaaS rate plan optimization unified communications trends UCaaS enterprise
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Budgeting Considerations for 2022

By Giselle Simas on Oct 29, 2021

With only one quarter left in the year, it’s the ideal time to check technology spending and make a new budget to set your company up for success in 2022. With the rise of hybrid work and growing dependency on technology, it’s become more important than ever to invest in Technology Expense Management (TEM) to help cut costs, track services and equipment, and negotiate better contracts.  

Topics: Technology Expense Management TEM IT Finance software procurement trends enterprise savings
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Controlling the Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) Spend Explosion

By Sheikh Ali on Sep 13, 2021

Now more than ever, businesses in this globally connected world are turning to Unified Communications (UC) and Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) solutions to enable seamless collaboration. 

Topics: Technology Expense Management cloud management cloud expense management analytics cloud costs SaaS rate plan optimization unified communications UCaaS enterprise
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Why TEM Saves Your Company More Money Than In-House Expense Management

By Chris Reed on Sep 1, 2021

When you’re justifying the ROI of implementing Technology Expense Management (TEM), don’t just look at hard dollar paybacks, such as refunds for billing errors. Instead, consider the time and cost savings that are often overlooked: 

Topics: Technology Expense Management telecom expense IT service management telecom audit strategic services business intelligence telecommunications digital transformation optimization IT sourcing trends enterprise

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