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Key Lessons from SD-WAN Migrations

By Pete Jaworski on Nov 19, 2021

Is your organization looking to make a digital transformation in the upcoming year? In recent years, we have seen a trend where all traffic is moving to the cloud. According to Gartner, “Enterprises need this because their network traffic is doubling in size, roughly every 2.9 years.” With the onset of this trend, more organizations have chosen to move to faster and more secure WAN, like SD-WAN, for an easier transfer of digital assets.

Topics: Technology Expense Management information technology migration on-premise networking TEM business intelligence IT optimization inventory SD-WAN
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UCaaS: Understanding the New Face of Call Accounting

By Sheikh Ali on Oct 13, 2021

Call accounting originally grew from a core set of business needs that included cost validation and fraud detection. Enterprises often utilized call activity information to incentivize lower cost calling behaviors and manage traffic, and certain sectors—financial services and government among them—used call data to meet a range of compliance requirements. Companies also embraced call accounting for more mundane uses, such as cost center chargebacks based on consumption.

Topics: information technology digital transformation SaaS IT procurement rate plan optimization IT trends unified communications UCaaS
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The Next Evolution of Service for Technology Organizations: An Interview with the New Calero-MDSL EVP of Operations, Patrick Mulvehill

By Andrew Taylor and Patrick Mulvehill on Feb 4, 2021

Summary:

  • Patrick Mulvehill joins Calero-MDSL in January 2021 as EVP, Operations
  • Patrick brings 20 years of leadership across operations, technology, and business process improvement
  • His leadership style focuses on continuous improvement and development of people
  • Cross functional leadership collaboration drives his strategic planning
Topics: Technology Expense Management information technology TEM IT innovation calero-mdsl enterprise service patrick mulvehill
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10 Tips for Writing a Great TEM RFP

By Calero-MDSL on Jan 14, 2020

Companies today spend a staggering amount on IT, technology and telecom services. Global spending on hardware, software, services and telecommunications is set to reach $4.8 trillion in 2023, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC).

Topics: Technology Expense Management telecom expense information technology RFP RFQ
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[Dec 4 Webinar] Fasten Your Seatbelt! 2020 Technology Expense Management Market Predictions

By Rob Stratton on Nov 5, 2019

CIOs and other technology managers faced a turbulent 2019 where both economic and accounting challenges drove the need to control costs, either as part of a sustained cost-reduction effort or as responsible financial stewards for digitally-driven businesses. The big question - will 2020 continue to be just as bumpy?

Join key members of the MDSL Leadership Team and Hyoun Park, CEO and Chief Analyst at Amalgam Insights, for a webinar on Wednesday, December 4 titled Fasten Your Seatbelt! 2020 Technology Expense Management (TEM) Market Predictions.

Led by analyst Hyoun Park, this 30-minute interactive session will first explore present trends, unique complexities inside the technology expense management industry, and specific customer demands that MDSL saw in 2019. The session will also contain a focused discussion centered around Amalgam Insights’ top five 2020 predictions and future trends for technology expense management, including a deeper look at some of the key issues IT departments and organizations will need to set their sights on in the coming year and why 2020 is going to be a career-changing year for strategic IT expense managers.

Attendees will:
• Gain a deeper understanding of present and future trends in technology expense management
• Learn about peers’ experiences over the past year to spark ideas and get inspiration to tackle new challenges
• Understand why network, enterprise mobility, and cloud spend are interrelated in today’s digital economy and what organizations stand to gain in 2020 by effectively shepherding their IT spend
• Learn why Amalgam Insights sees an increased strategic partnership between HR and IT to support employee engagement shifts as the biggest trend for 2020

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Topics: Technology Expense Management Events webinar information technology TEM amalgam insights hyoun park 2020 predictions IT trends
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[August 14 Webinar] Cloud Services Expense Management Made Simple (Really!)

By Rob Stratton on Jul 12, 2019

Do you and your IT department spend multiple days each month logging into various cloud portals and accounts to extract data? Do you struggle to assign the actual resource cost utilized by various departments? Can you validate the cost of specific projects and determine actual metrics, including ROI? Are you able to do it alongside all of your other complex spend categories like telecoms, mobility, and market data?

Gartner estimates that through 2020, 80% of organizations will overshoot their cloud IaaS budget due to a lack of cost optimization approaches. Most companies simply ignore the problem, drown themselves in spreadsheets, leverage isolated native cloud tools, hire expensive consultants, use superficial independent software or create plans that are never executed. All of which leads to increased support costs, unbudgeted spend, unanticipated growth, poorly negotiated contracts and individual management processes. Sound familiar?

In this webinar from MDSL, you will learn:

• How you can successfully manage cloud expenses alongside other complex technology spend categories to capture a total cost of ownership
• Why you need automated versus manual control mechanisms in place to help drive transparency and accountability
• How an optimized cloud expense strategy can allow you invest in other projects and drive further innovation
• How a global consumer products company generated a 35% reduction in cloud spend among other outcomes
• More about MDSL’s unique approach to cloud services expense management and a sneak peek at our award-winning solution 

Topics: Technology Expense Management Events webinar information technology cloud management cloud expense management cloud services AWS cloud costs Azure
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Your IT Team is Central to Your Digital Transformation. Are They Prepared?

By Felix Lau on Jul 1, 2019

Today, virtually every company is looking more and more like a technology company.

Even just five years ago, the phrase “digital transformation” would have attracted some confused looks. Many companies still viewed their IT budgets as an overhead cost that had to be trimmed and right sized on a yearly basis.

But 2019 looks a lot different. There’s no longer a valley of separation between the technology and business sides of modern enterprises. Many great companies put technology front and center as they set company strategic direction, create new business models and build their talent pool. Our rapidly changing marketplace not only values, but necessitates, a team of strategically minded IT professionals who understand their customers’ needs and can deliver creative solutions backed by meaningful business intelligence in response to technology advancements.

Digital transformations – the process by which companies adopt the newest technologies into their day-to-day operations as they evolve into a digital business – are increasingly common. How swiftly, and how well, a company engages in digital transformations may have a direct impact on how they compete in a crowded market.

So, are you ready for your next digital transformation project? It starts with nurturing a company culture that prioritizes strategic, big-picture and future-focused thinking, accomplished through ensuring IT professionals have the right tools and resources to support a digital transformation with confidence and efficiency.

Consider these five questions to determine whether your team is approaching digital transformations tactically or strategically – and whether they’re ready to take on the biggest changes in your industry.

Topics: Technology Expense Management telecom expense information technology TEM telecommunications IT digital transformation
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Ditch Manual Processes to Give Your Business a Boost with Automation

By Felix Lau on Jun 12, 2019

Automation makes our lives easier. It gives us clarity and consistency, eliminating many laborious manual tasks (and the accompanying, inevitable human error).

We know that technology professionals are increasingly strapped for time and resources as pressure mounts in a competitive, fast-paced environment. Much of that pressure on IT teams can be alleviated by automating their technology expense reporting and business intelligence, enabling enterprises to more quickly access insights to get in control of – and cut down on – costs.

Topics: Technology Expense Management information technology TEM business intelligence smart dashboard BI telecommunications Automation
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MDSL Wins Hottest New Solution Award at AOTMP 2019 for Cloud Services Expense Management

By Mark Bellingham on Apr 11, 2019

Industry third party recognizes MDSL’s innovation in managing enterprise cloud expenses at annual technology expense management event

Topics: Technology Expense Management News Company News telecom expense information technology cloud expense management cloud services CSEM
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MDSL Wins Hottest New Solution Award at AOTMP 2019 for Cloud Services Expense Management

By Mark Bellingham on Apr 11, 2019

Industry third party recognizes MDSL’s innovation in managing enterprise cloud expenses at annual technology expense management event

Topics: Technology Expense Management News Company News telecom expense information technology cloud expense management cloud services CSEM
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[May 8 Webinar] Beyond the Box: Innovative Cost Management Strategies for Enterprise Mobility

By Rob Stratton on Apr 8, 2019

Traditional mobile lifecycle strategies aimed at cost reduction with a focus on vendor management, technology procurement, and rate plan optimization. But once you have exhausted your traditional cost reduction strategies, what are other innovative ways to reduce expenses?

The rise of two recent movements in enterprise mobility, embedded SIM (eSIM) and unified endpoint management (UEM), have shown to be significant drivers of enterprise digital transformation. While these technologies deliver significant cost savings, successful usage helps enterprises address security concerns, increase employee productivity, and improve employee satisfaction while ensuring proper compliance with regulations.

Join Felix Lau, Director of Customer Solutions and Strategy, and Andrew Hartwyk, Sales Engineer and Former Industry Analyst, on Wednesday, May 8 at 11 AM EDT as they discuss non-traditional ways enterprises, especially those with diverse endpoints, can think about cost optimization.

Attendees will gain: 

• An understanding of how eSIM technology is being used to reduce expenses for specific use cases 
• Real-world examples of UEM adoption aligned to expense management and how you can achieve these results 
• A new perspective of the entire mobile ecosystem that generates insights and yields long-term savings 

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Topics: Technology Expense Management Events Managed Mobility Services telecom expense webinar information technology eSim UEM mobility embedded SIM unified endpoint management
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[May 8 Webinar] Beyond the Box: Innovative Cost Management Strategies for Enterprise Mobility

By Rob Stratton on Apr 8, 2019

Traditional mobile lifecycle strategies aimed at cost reduction with a focus on vendor management, technology procurement, and rate plan optimization. But once you have exhausted your traditional cost reduction strategies, what are other innovative ways to reduce expenses?

The rise of two recent movements in enterprise mobility, embedded SIM (eSIM) and unified endpoint management (UEM), have shown to be significant drivers of enterprise digital transformation. While these technologies deliver significant cost savings, successful usage helps enterprises address security concerns, increase employee productivity, and improve employee satisfaction while ensuring proper compliance with regulations.

Join Felix Lau, Director of Customer Solutions and Strategy, and Andrew Hartwyk, Sales Engineer and Former Industry Analyst, on Wednesday, May 8 at 11 AM EDT as they discuss non-traditional ways enterprises, especially those with diverse endpoints, can think about cost optimization.

Attendees will gain: 

• An understanding of how eSIM technology is being used to reduce expenses for specific use cases 
• Real-world examples of UEM adoption aligned to expense management and how you can achieve these results 
• A new perspective of the entire mobile ecosystem that generates insights and yields long-term savings 

REGISTER TODAY

Topics: Technology Expense Management Events Managed Mobility Services telecom expense webinar information technology eSim UEM mobility embedded SIM unified endpoint management

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