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Dare to Innovate - Episode 3: The Budgeting/Innovation Paradox

By Claire McAuliffe on Aug 5, 2022

Is it paradoxical to be innovative when it comes to budgeting? Budgeting isn’t typically considered to be revolutionary or extraordinary, but as a necessary core function of every business, it is important to remain agile when unexpected market changes occur. Join us as we talk with Scott Howard (VP, Program Consulting) about ways that you can take an innovative look at your company budgets.

Topics: Technology Expense Management Industry Trends
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Budgeting for 2023: What Is Technology Expense Management and Why Do You Need It?

By Scott Howard & Billy Howes on Jul 20, 2022

If you’ve looked at a calendar lately, you may have noticed we’re already halfway through the year. That means it's already time to start thinking about budgets and expense management plan for 2023. With steep rises in inflation this year, you’ve likely seen impacts to your technology costs and services. One way to fight these costs is to stay on top of your spending and explore technology expense management (TEM) to optimize costs and manage your budget.

Topics: Technology Expense Management Digital Transformation SaaS Industry Trends Featured
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Dare to Innovate - Episode 2: The Risks and Rewards of Shadow IT

By Claire McAuliffe on Jun 30, 2022

Now more than ever, users are able to navigate and control SaaS applications. In this Dare to Innovate podcast episode, we discuss the ease of SaaS licensing and pain points for IT departments. Join Calero-MDSL CTO Simon Mendoza, CEO Scott Gilbert, and President and CRO Andrew Taylor as they dive into the risks and rewards of shadow IT.

Topics: Digital Transformation SaaS Industry Trends Podcast
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SaaS Management vs. Expense Management: How to Optimize SaaS Costs

By Matt Maloney on Jun 20, 2022

SaaS applications are everywhere in today’s business environments. Their proliferation has helped to change the way we work, providing colleagues and customers with more powerful collaboration tools and new methods of accessing and processing information.

The wide deployment of SaaS and UCaaS solutions has also added complexity to the way enterprises manage those apps and control the costs associated with licensing, connecting and consuming them. SaaS management traditionally covers the portfolio of applications, including: purchasing, onboarding and offboarding, and license renewals. SaaS expense management takes the concept a step further by highlighting areas for optimization.

Topics: Technology Expense Management Digital Transformation SaaS Industry Trends
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3G Is Going Away: Next Steps For Your Enterprise’s Mobile Devices

By Caitlin Whalen on Jun 7, 2022

Technology is always evolving, and older technologies regularly disappear to make way for newer iterations. One such example affects phones with 3G, a wireless standard that first became available commercially in the US about 20 years ago. Now, as newer technologies gain ground, major carriers plan to phase out their 3G services by the end of 2022.

Topics: Mobility Industry Trends
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4 Keys to a Successful UEM Program

By Amanda Harrington & Billy Howes on Jun 1, 2022

As companies head into the third year of the pandemic, it is clear that work from home and hybrid work models are here to stay. With a more flexible workforce comes device and application management. It also comes with security and vulnerability challenges, with the evolution of technology and malware, ransomware and other targeted attacks at an all-time high.

How can organizations accurately manage devices and security? One way is through implementing a Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) program, which can tie multiple functions into one streamlined solution.

Topics: Mobility Digital Transformation Industry Trends
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Dare To Innovate - Episode 1: SaaS Expense Management. Are You Ready?

By Claire McAuliffe on May 31, 2022

Introducing the Dare to Innovate podcast, where we discuss and debate technology industry topics, trends, and innovations that are making an impact on the business community. Join Scott Gilbert (CEO) and Andrew Taylor (President, CRO) of Calero-MDSL for our first episode as they explore the explosion of SaaS.

Topics: Digital Transformation SaaS Industry Trends Podcast
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7 Things You Need to Know When Evaluating a UCaaS Provider

By Matt Maloney on May 4, 2022

Thanks to the work-from-home movement, more employees, customers and business partners are now accustomed to leveraging UCaaS tools as part of their normal workflows. However, where a quick setup was the priority in the early days of COVID-19, businesses today are savvier about what they want out of a digital collaboration solution. Organizations are increasingly looking for ways to optimize their consumption and improve their UCaaS expense management.

Whether you’re planning to sign up with a new UCaaS provider or preparing to negotiate a renewal with an existing service, we’ve put together 7 things you need to know to as you evaluate UCaaS solutions.

Topics: SaaS Industry Trends
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Securing Business Continuity and Innovation in Technology Expense Management

By Jackie Blake on Apr 27, 2022

With rising technology costs, supply chain issues, and global security threats, enterprises must evaluate their business continuity plans to prevent disruptions in business and stay on top of innovation so they are not left behind in the technology dust. If a network goes down unexpectedly, or there’s a cyber-attack, companies are exposed to enormous risk that can affect their reputation and bottom line.

Topics: Technology Expense Management Digital Transformation Industry Trends
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Market Data Trends for 2022: How to Strategize and Plan Ahead

By Alistair Brooker on Mar 29, 2022

The financial services landscape is still transitioning - along with the rest of the business world - into post-pandemic mode. Work arrangements are moving from what has been a fully remote workforce for most organizations to either work from home (WFH), full-time office or hybrid. Employee roles are also shifting as enterprises explore ways to reduce manual tasks, free up workers’ time for higher-value activities and nurture productivity.

To help understand how those changes will impact market data management in the coming year, we’ve put together a summary of the trends, updates and key items to consider in 2022.

Topics: Digital Transformation Industry Trends Market Data
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The Continued Rise of Unified-Communications-as-a-Service: Trends for 2022

By Sheikh Ali on Feb 8, 2022

We’ve all seen the explosion of UCaaS, both in the enterprise and in our personal lives. Zoom and Teams meetings became the norm to communicate and collaborate at work and at home, and expertspredicta compound growth rate of 13.4% between 2021 and 2028 for UCaaS services.

Topics: Technology Expense Management Digital Transformation SaaS Industry Trends
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Mistakes Made with Microsoft Teams and Zoom Calling Plan Implementations

By Matt Maloney on Jan 26, 2022

The business environment has undergone numerous recent transformations, including the decoupling of person-to-person communication from traditional telephony platforms. Permanent changes in the nature of enterprise collaboration have also come about, driven by the pandemic-inspired move toward a hybrid workforce. Users are more often using their mobiles rather than desk phones, for example, and reliance on direct peer-to-peer communications has also increased.

In this new landscape, cloud-based collaboration tools are now prolific, but they create new challenges for enterprises. Many of these digital channels were launched quickly, without the typical processes in place to manage costs and oversee sprawl. And now that the durability of solutions such as Microsoft Teams and Zoom is becoming clear, companies face a steep learning curve as they work to control spend across these new platforms.

Topics: Technology Expense Management Digital Transformation SaaS Industry Trends
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