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The Advantages of COPE: How Your Enterprise Can Save in a Corporate-Owned Program

By Billy Howes on Jul 16, 2021

With all the industry buzz around BYO programs for businesses, it can be hard to know which to choose. With more employees working remotely than ever before, BYO is not going away any time soon, and seems to be growing more in popularity by the day. One device program that is gaining more adopters is what is called COPE, or Corporate Owned, Personally Enabled. As a hybrid between BYOD and Corporate owned device programs, COPE allows employees to use company owned devices for personal activities including social sites, e-mail, and calls while mitigating risks and lowering costs for the employer.  This is a win-win for everyone, especially the company because of the hard and soft savings benefits of the program. The company lowers the cost of IT, licensing, security, maintenance, and even the cost of the plans and phones themselves. 

Topics: Managed Mobility Services managed services mobility mobile enterprise mobility COPE wireless expense management mobile usage management rate plan optimization savings
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5 Things to Consider Before Deploying a BYO Strategy

By Billy Howes on Jul 15, 2021

Over two thirds of Americans have a smartphone andalmost half have a tablet. With so many devices already in hand, many companies are implementing BYO programs. However, there are many things for a company to consider before electing to go BYO. First, there needs to be a thorough understanding of the BYO approaches and their implicationsThe four types of programs companies can choose when dealing with devices and employees: BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), CYOD (Choose Your Own Device), CLEO (Corporate Liable Employee Owned), and COPE (Corporate Owned Personally Enabled). Each type of program has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. 

Topics: Managed Mobility Services implementations managed services mobility mobile enterprise mobility BYOD COPE mobile usage management
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Top Technology Expense Considerations Happening Now In the Insurance Industry

By Billy Howes & Andrew Taylor on Jun 8, 2021

2020 was undoubtedly a difficult time for everyone, but insurance companies were hit with costs from every direction.

Topics: Technology Expense Management Managed Mobility Services telecom audit TEM enterprise mobility digital transformation ebonding trends mms COVID-19
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10 Important Guidelines for Finding a Managed Mobility Services Provider

By Caitlin Whalen & Giselle Simas on Apr 29, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic only accelerated the transition to even greater use of mobile devices for personal communications. Many people preferred to use their company-provided smartphone rather than their home phone to keep in touch with everyone. Especially in companies using unified-communication-as-a-service (UCaaS), mobile was preferred for its direct access to the corporate network for calls, texts, video, and other data exchange with colleagues.

Topics: Managed Mobility Services managed services business intelligence enterprise mobility mobile usage management mms enterprise
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14 Top Managed Mobility Misconceptions and What You Can Do About Them

By Marc Straussberg & Justin McBride on Apr 28, 2021

More mobile devices are being used by corporations than ever. Beyond simple calling there are many new applications emerging all the time. Also, its likely that a significant proportion of your employees use more than one mobile device. Some recent mobile applications include:

Topics: Managed Mobility Services mobility enterprise mobility trends mms enterprise IoT savings
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7 Newer Enterprise Mobility Trends Gaining Traction

By Amanda Harrington & Billy Howes on Apr 21, 2021

While everyone recognizes that the global pandemic drove many to work from home, the broad impact on mobile computing and communications is more far-reaching than many may surmise.

Topics: Managed Mobility Services enterprise mobility BYOD digital transformation trends mms enterprise IoT
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BYOD vs. CYOD vs. COBO vs. COPE: How to Know When to Change or Adjust Your Mobile Strategy

By Marc Straussberg on Mar 30, 2021

With the number of mobile devices in use worldwide almost even with desktop computers, management of mobile devices becomes more critical than ever. Not just technical management or security management, but financial and liability management as well. There are fundamentally five variables to be considered in all permutations:

Topics: Technology Expense Management Managed Mobility Services telecom expense TEM mobile enterprise mobility telecommunications BYOD COPE CYOD
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The Benefits of a Standard Expense Management Process that Spans Multiple Spend Categories

By David Bliss on Oct 22, 2020

Telecom Expense Management (TEM) has transformed from management of just the telecom expenses to encompass all technology expenses across all spend categories, quickly becoming Technology Expense Management.

Topics: Technology Expense Management telecom expense cloud expense management mobility TEM mobile enterprise mobility calero-mdsl
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Calero Recognized in 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Mobility Services, Global

By Rob Stratton on Apr 14, 2020

Company is one of 14 providers recognized for managed mobility services in the global market

Gartner has positioned Calero in its April 2020 Magic Quadrant for Managed Mobility Services, Global. Vendors included in the report have at least 1.15 million smart mobile devices under management and support at least 25% of their installed base outside their home region by the end of October 2019. A complimentary copy of the report is available for download here. 

Topics: Technology Expense Management Company News Managed Mobility Services enterprise mobility gartner calero-mdsl magic quadrant
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Think You Can Live Without Mobile Usage Management and Rate Plan Optimization? Think Again.

By Brian Kielty on Oct 16, 2019

How much are you spending on mobile communications that you really don’t have to be spending? If you think the answer is “zero” or you really haven’t thought about it much, you may be in for an unhappy surprise. Good news, there are ways to get that number as close to zero as possible.

Topics: Technology Expense Management TEM mobile enterprise mobility telecommunications wireless expense management mobile usage management rate plan optimization
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What Enterprises Should Start Thinking About as 5G Moves Toward Becoming a Reality

By Andrew Hartwyk on May 15, 2019

The 5G hype-train has left the station. It's probably the hottest tech conversation happening right now. And it's way too premature. There's still a lack of clear understanding of exactly what 5G is or will be capable of delivering. 

Topics: Technology Expense Management Managed Mobility Services telecom expense TEM mobile 5G enterprise mobility telecommunications

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