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The rising cost of being mobile in the global business environment

Sep 29, 2015

So what does this increase in these types of devices mean for organizational spend on telecoms? When the various online access points are combined, they represent a vast amount of data usage, often resulting in high costs. The need for employees to remain connected wherever they are in the world is also becoming a significant cost to companies. Statistics show that in 2014, US businesses spent a total of $7.3 billion on WiFi and data charges for employees travelling internationally. To meet this increasing demand for data, telecoms providers are being called upon to develop more innovative and flexible products for enterprise requirements. 

The cost of running Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and Choose Your Own Device (CYOD) policies to govern the use of these devices also remains a concern for CIOs. Companies are often hopeful that implementing a BYOD policy will help to meet mobility requirements and reduce telecoms cost, when in reality the policies carry a variety of costs that are hidden to policy managers. Aside from the price paid to secure devices, studies have shown that the mobile applications employees access through their BYOD devices are generating further charges to organisations that they often fail to control.

MDSL continues to track mobility trends and assess the impact changing behaviours are having on telecoms expenses within organizations. MDSL’s telecom expense management (TEM) software enables our clients to pinpoint where savings can be made with their telecoms providers and negotiate better deals. A key objective of TEM is to ensure that companies remain mobile and connected wherever they are, while incurring minimal costs. Find out how to reduce your mobility costs with MDSL’s powerful TEM solution.

Written by Calero-MDSL