Six Ways to Reduce Your Corporate Telecom Expenses (Network Computing)

In this first of a two-part byline article, Jonathan Shaw addresses the criticality of addressing wasteful telecommunications spending, as companies struggle with ever-increasing IT budget pressures. He discusses six cost reduction opportunities that an enterprise “can quickly explore without compromising network integrity or requiring in-depth negotiation with its telecom providers. Savings achieved by identifying and executing on these types of opportunities can yield a minimum ten percent reduction in telecom expenses.” Following are the six cost reduction opportunities, discussed at length:

  1. Identify and eliminate casual billing
  2. Watch out for fraudulent voice usage
  3. Make sure negotiated rates apply to all your voice usage
  4. Be aware of international wireless termination surcharges
  5. Consolidate and tackle Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS)
  6. Right size your long distance voice access

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