|[April 06, 2012]
Tangoe Reminds Companies That March Madness and Masters Tournament May Bring April "Bill Shock"
ORANGE, Conn. --(Business Wire)--
Inc. (NASDAQ: TNGO), a leading global provider of Communications
Lifecycle Management ("CLM") software and related services, reminds
companies that the close of college basketball's March Madness
tournament and the start of professional golf's The Masters can lead to
mobile "bill shock." According to a study from Modis, 42 percent of IT
professionals said their networks are impacted by the NCAA basketball
tournament and ESPN (News - Alert) has cited that the 2011 Masters tournament averaged
3,500,000 viewers. As basketball and golf fans across the country tune
into these games on their mobile devices, companies may find themselves
with an unexpected rise in their mobile costs. Employees streaming video
of the events on their company-liable mobile devices can cause them to
exceed their contracted data plan usage that often lead to mobile "bill
shock". Avoiding and preventing these excessive costs has historically
been a challenge for employees and mobility managers, but new cost
management capabilities from Tangoe (News - Alert) provide real-time cost monitoring
solutions that allow organizations to avoid and prevent plan overages
and excessive roaming costs before they are incurred -thereby
eliminating bill shock.
WHAT: This month, companies will start to feel the effects of the
March Madness tournament, but there is still time to prevent the same
issues during The Masters. The Masters is scheduled for the first full
week of April and is the first of the majors to be played each year.
With Tiger Woods recent victory at the Arnold Palmer International,
there is speculation that he could win the tournament for the first time
in seven years which will certainly be a major draw for this year's
WHEN: The Masters Tournament, April 2 - 8
HOW: "Bill Shock" best practices:
Implementing mobile policies that clearly define how employees are to
use their mobile devices
Manage application downloads through a company app store to prevent
unauthorized apps from being downloaded
Ensure all personal devices are approved before using a company
network to prevent networks from crashing
Mobile usage needs to be reevaluated every 6-12 months to reflect
Users should notify IT/telecom admins in advance of international
Purchase a roaming bundle before trips
Purchase local SIM cards for extended trips
Educate users about using Wi-Fi
Have users self-manage; e.g.: monitor real-time usage
Utilize real-time expense management solutions in the enterprise to
Unsanctioned or out-of-plan international roaming
Non-optimal roaming bundles
Usage in inappropriate locations, etc.
Usage on lost/stolen devices with GPS tracking
Tangoe (NASDAQ: TNGO) is a leading global provider of Communications
Lifecycle Management (CLM) software and services to a wide range of
global enterprises. CLM encompasses the entire lifecycle of an
enterprise's communications assets and services, including planning and
sourcing, procurement and provisioning, inventory and usage management,
invoice processing, expense allocation and accounting, and asset
decommissioning and disposal. Tangoe's Communications Management
Platform (CMP) is an on-demand suite of software designed to manage and
optimize the complex processes and expenses associated with this
lifecycle for both fixed and mobile communications assets and services.
Tangoe's customers can also manage their communications assets and
services by engaging Tangoe's client service group.
Additional information about Tangoe can be found at www.tangoe.com.
Tangoe is a registered trademark of Tangoe, Inc.
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