Westlake Village, CA (PRWEB) June 15, 2012
TEMIA, the Telecom Expense Management Industry Association, the authoritative voice for Telecom Expense Management (TEM) and Wireless Expense Management (WEM) and Mobile Device Management (MDM) Solutions Providers, react to Verizon Wireless Share Everything mobile data plans.
“Verizon’s new mobile data plans are a step in the right direction with sharing of mobile data allotments among as many as ten different devices," stated Erik Eames, founder and managing director of Wireless Analytics. "However, the fees for these new plans come with big price increases, and the allowances for each tier of data are stingy. I look forward to seeing mobile data pooling for enterprises, but we are counseling our corporate clients to negotiate better pricing from wireless providers before they jettison their less costly unlimited data plans."
With regard to possible enterprise mobile data pooling options, Jeff Poirior president and chief operating officer of Valicom, says “Companies need to prepare for this. You can’t manage what you can’t measure. Implementing a strong wireless expense management program now, with a TEM/WEM firm, will ensure the information is available when the time comes to compare current plans to new mobile data pooling tiers.”
“As data usage becomes more pervasive on mobile devices, even cost conscious employees are generating high charges and bill shock because they don’t anticipate the effect of smartphone apps," stated Dave Stevens chief executive officer of MobileSense. “One of our clients employees didn’t realize that streaming audio all day through their smartphone would result in a bill over $2,000 for the month. This is a wakeup call for managers to revisit their wireless usage policies, and seek solutions that enable policy enforcement,” added Dave Stevens.
Organizations should implement TEM, WEM and MDM best practices to prevent unnecessary wasteful spending with:
The largest Telecom Expense Management service providers founded TEMIA, the Telecom Expense Management Industry Association, in 2006. Since that time, TEMIA has grown to 39 members with international corporate headquarters managing over $61 billion of telecom and data spend.
TEMIA's mission is to raise awareness and knowledge of the values and benefits of Telecom Expense Management TEM, Wireless Expense Management (WEM), Managed Mobility Services, (MMS) and Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions, to improve the quality and value of these solutions through the development and promotion of open industry standards, and industry knowledge among Solutions Providers, business partners, telecom service providers, and enterprise clients.
Register to attend TEMIA's upcoming webinar, To BYOD or not to BYOD, which will also discuss implications of Verizon’s new mobile data pricing.
For more information about TEMIA, visit http://www.temia.org.