Telecommunications costs represent a significant part of the IT budget and are increasing – so what are the options to deliver a telecom cost saving? StableLogic have many years practical experience of auditing, managing and reducing telecommunications costs.
Cut Telecommunications Costs
Recent years have seen a major move from fixed telephony to mobile or cloud providers. As a result, mobile costs have increased and, in theory, the fixed line costs should have reduced. After all, there are now far fewer calls over the fixed line network. However, fixed line costs have remained broadly flat for the simple reason that network providers have moved the cost from telephone calls to the rental of the lines themselves. This strategy has allowed fixed network providers to retain their revenues despite the mobile to mobile services.
It is possible to deliver significant reductions in telecom costs although it is certainly not simple. Telecommunications services are complex and, if changed in error, can have a major impact on business operations. Let us highlight a few top tips:
- Audit – Are you paying for more services than you use and need? A comprehensive telecommunications audit can produce very significant savings.
- Review Technology – Modern services like Unified Comms or SIP can provide cost savings compared to traditional services.
- Benchmark – Benchmarking quickly highlights the differences between an organisations’ tariffs and market rates. This allows a rapid renegotiation of costs.
- Implement – It is critical to implement the findings of these reviews. Many organisations fail to gain the full benefit of a review, by only implementing some of the findings.
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