Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Wireless services represent 25% of U.S. corporate telecom spend
Posted on 12-Apr-2004 23:16 | Tags Filed under: News



According to the Yankee Group report "Despite Savings, Enterprises are Slow to Adopt Centralized Wireless Voice Purchasing Plans" wireless voice and data services now represent 25% of U.S. enterprises' total telecom spend. However, in contrast to the purchasing of other IT or telecom products and services, wireless frequently is not procured centrally.

"Corporate wireless purchasing is changing for a variety of reasons and the importance of centralizing this function is increasing," says Keith Mallinson, Yankee Group Wireless/Mobile research executive vice president. "For example, purchasing managers must recognize requirements specific to locality and users. Verizon Wireless has worked hard to point out that it has the best overall coverage in the land and Sprint PCS belabors the point that it has a consistent all-digital network, but that does not mean that either is best for everybody in every place."

Forty-eight percent of large organizations do not have centrally managed corporate accounts for wireless voice services. In many cases, decentralized purchasing coexists with centralized purchasing. Personal expense claims for wireless voice make it nearly impossible to measure expenditures, which sometimes go unclaimed.

"From the early days, cellular was seen as a perk for the elite few who could get their company to pay for it. Nowadays, it is more for the masses so the prestige is less, but the corporate cost is magnified with the larger number of users. Worse, the absence of accountability or of an effective review of usage against rate plans suggest many companies are overspending substantially," says Mallinson.


More information: http://www.yankeegroup.com...




comments powered by Disqus


Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Homeless in NZ
Created by Fred99, last reply by Fred99 on 25-Jul-2017 10:12 (190 replies)
Pages... 11 12 13


Maori Seats
Created by Pumpedd, last reply by Rikkitic on 25-Jul-2017 08:17 (261 replies)
Pages... 16 17 18


12V Cig Socket always LIVE in Fiesta Mk6
Created by gcorgnet, last reply by MikeAqua on 24-Jul-2017 16:17 (29 replies)
Pages... 2


Winston. Kingmaker? Could Well Be.
Created by tdgeek, last reply by Rikkitic on 21-Jul-2017 14:41 (165 replies)
Pages... 9 10 11


Begging for petrol money around service stations
Created by LesF, last reply by MikeAqua on 24-Jul-2017 15:18 (50 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Best off-the shelf TIVO replacement
Created by red89mx, last reply by red89mx on 24-Jul-2017 23:29 (18 replies)
Pages... 2


The President Of The USA: Donald Trump
Created by Coil, last reply by Rikkitic on 24-Jul-2017 10:51 (4890 replies)
Pages... 324 325 326


Water leak under concrete driveway: how to find / repair without ruining driveway
Created by timmmay, last reply by timmmay on 25-Jul-2017 08:13 (35 replies)
Pages... 2 3