The Wireless Miser's Blog

BYOD: Bring Your Own Disaster?

BYOD is all the rage with mobility pundits. And from a theoretical standpoint, that’s understandable. After all, just about every employee in today’s workplace has his or her own smartphone. So why should we buy them all a second device to keep them... Read More

The Smackdown on US Wireless Carrier Roaming Fee

With the onset of smart phones, wireless data usage continues to rise. In response, wireless carriers constantly change their data plans to adjust to the changing in user behavior. The most recent new changes are from AT&T on their voice roaming plans.... Read More

Mobility refresh: Death of the desktop?

For years, companies have been periodically refreshing their desktop PCs in order to keep up with processor cycles, new operating systems and other platform considerations. But, as mobility becomes increasingly imperative, it may be time to think about... Read More

Mobile stipends: Solution or cop-out?

Many companies are trying to simplify their management of employee mobility through the use of stipends. Under this approach, employees can get whatever device they want and use it as much as they want. The only thing their employer does to support the... Read More

Non-disruptive WEM the key to high ROI

It is obviously most important to save money when business requirements are growing faster than resources. This is the current case with wireless telecom. Usage is growing for a variety of reasons. People are practically living on their cellphones... Read More

When it comes to WEM, speed counts

Historically, TEM and WEM have moved at a glacial pace. Some WEM vendors still take months to on-board customers and start providing invoice analysis. They also struggle to provide timely ongoing insight into user behavior. But time is money. And nowhere... Read More

The death of all-you-can-eat data

Now that Verizon has announced the end of unlimited data plans, corporate telecom managers will have to rethink the way they buy wireless plans for their users. Unlimited data made things easy for us. It absolved us of the need to think. We could just... Read More

Fear of saving

One surprisingly common reason that companies don’t use WEMaaS to cut their phone bills has nothing to do with calling plans or cost calculations. It has to do with basic human psychology. Many telecom managers are simply embarrassed to publicly admit... Read More

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