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Curb Tablet Costs

Posted by: Today's Tip Contributor on July 18, 2011

Tablets—especially the iPad—are inundating businesses. While there is growing acknowledgement that they need to be managed from an application and security perspective, drilling down into what impact these devices will have on your bottom line is critical.

Users love to download applications. With a tablet, this trend is supersized. It is much more appealing to watch a movie or play a game on a larger screen. But user experience—as many organizations will discover—will cost you. Industry statistics point to the fact that 80 percent of telecommunications billing is wrong; it needs constant monitoring and management at various levels.

When searching for the best solution for your organization, be sure that the proposed solution has the ability to immediately notify you or administrators of data and cost overages as they happen. Consider solutions that provide real-time alerts. This will enable you to proactively notify users that they are exceeding their threshold, block usage temporarily, or move users on to better data plans. Also, be sure that your solution has the ability to assess usage and provide recommendations for better plans.

These are just a few tips to get you started. If your organization is feeling the tablet craze, make sure you stay ahead with necessary device-management and -expense policies that will help you cut unnecessary headaches off at the pass.

Julie Palen
Senior Vice-President, Mobile Device Management Solutions
Orange, Conn.

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