The impact of COVID-19 is going to last longer than anyone wanted or expected. Determining how to adjust existing protocol versus redesigning your technology solutions has never been more relevant. Things are starting to feel like they may be leveling off. The sticker shock of new services is in the past and you have done the hard work to stabilize the charges. Now what? What can you do to make better use of your newly acquired cloud services and other work from anywhere strategies?
If you read our previous posts in this blog series, then you probably have already consolidated your web conferencing solutions, but how are you tracking which employees are using them?
Another area to consider is Bring You Own Device (BYOD). What BYOD strategies or policies does your organization have today? Can you leverage them to make use or offset the cost of the newly acquired cloud services?
For example, instead of purchasing additional Voice over IP (VoIP) handsets for your employees working from home, can you deploy VoIP softphones to your employees’ smartphones so they can make and receive calls from their business number while working remote?
The same goes for employee PCs and workstations. Instead of supporting, or purchasing, a large fleet of laptops for your employees working from home, can you deploy remote desktop services or Virtual Desktops and have your employees connect from their home PCs?
While there are numerous ways to take advantage of BYOD and other remote working capabilities, tracking which employees have what licenses and services is critical to successful deployments.
License management and reconciliation is an important part of any kind of telecom and technology expense management. Knowing what you are paying for, and not paying for more than you need can go a long way to keeping you on track with annual budgets. Even before COVID-19, 4TelecomHelp applied these kinds of cost saving practices to our day to day business operations. Let our years of experience at managing remote workers and cloud services help your business solidify its place in our new world.