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Summer is finally here! It is one of the best times of the year as people everywhere start to leave the office early, enjoy long weekends and escape to fabulous destinations on vacation.
While we all love our new smartphones, they have also brought on the problem of the ‘non-working vacation.’ It has become an expectation that employees at all levels remain connected while out of the office. For those organizations that have implemented a BYOD policy, employees will use that iPhone they’re carrying to the beach as a way to stay in touch with the office, catch up on email or deal with any unforeseen crises.
In a perfect world, organizations would disconnect email when employees go on vacation, but we all know this will never happen. But what does need to happen is for companies to think about how their employees will be using that smartphone or tablet while outside the office.
Aside from checking email, they will most likely be taking and posting photos, downloading movies, allowing their children to use applications, dropping the device in the sand—all the while racking up some potentially data overage charges if they’re not careful about their use of Wi-Fi. Charges can add up quickly and without warning your company could be stuck with a huge bill.
With Telecom Expense Management (TEM) solutions, even the most complex organizations can quickly and easily get the critical tools needed to gain control over their company’s mobile services and expenses.
Companies of all sizes can benefit from greater access to all the details of their mobile expenditures (invoices, plans, devices)--and TEM can help you learn from those details. Knowing the patterns of your organization’s mobile use (in all seasons) helps you to adjust plans for actual use and weed out abuse—but most importantly, helps you create and apply critical policies to help establish consistency and ensure that your employee isn’t hosting company-paid movie marathons while on vacation.