Connecting for a smooth and seamless performance at lower cost

By: Jonathan Brasnett, Head of Global Mobility

Mobile working is already second nature. Smart organisations know that employees, who can work anywhere, get more done. This demand for mobile working saw global mobile data traffic grew in 2013 by 81 per cent* with predictions of a 750 per cent increase** over the next three years.

Seamless, secure connectivity is vital to keeping people productive and prepared, but mobile costs are escalating along with the vast amounts of data being consumed. The question is: how do you enable your employees to connect easily anywhere and do so while keeping mobile spending under control? Well, that’s where we come in. [Read more…]

Jayne Smith

The TEMpting solution for sky-high mobile usage bills

By: Jayne Smith, Mobility Portfolio Manager

In part one of this series, we took a look at some of the reasons why mobile data use is increasing (both for individuals and businesses) as well as some of the reasons behind its expense. Namely, it’s hard to measure and data tariffs are notoriously complicated. In part two, we’re going to dive into Telecom Expense Management (TEM) — the solution for businesses looking to keep tabs on their mobile data usage.

Before implementing any kind of solution, it’s best to try and get an idea of the areas in which you are facing high costs. Of course, this is much easier said than done. Building a single picture of corporate spending is a huge administrative and analytical job. And it’s possible that you don’t even have an accurate figure of the number of devices you’ve got to monitor. One of our multinational customers told us they had 7,000 devices in use -, but on further inspection by the BT team, we found 11,000, 44% more than they thought. Of course, this alone can lead to higher bills than you’d expect. [Read more…]

Craig Chadburn BT GS Social Media Lead

In August company

Through the years, we’ve been at the forefront of technology — bringing people together no matter where they are, and this past month has been no different. We’ve gathered together five of our most popular August reads for you to enjoy, all in one place. Discover how we’re bringing a century of experience to the table to drive innovation and transform business for an exciting future…

In the trenches and on the Home Front: The story of British communication technology in world war one

Our archives are recognised by UNESCO and Arts Council England for their unique significance to the UK’s cultural heritage. To mark the hundredth anniversary of the start of World War One, we dived into our astonishing history of innovation. Read all about the quirks, challenges and triumphs of Britain’s communication technology during the war. [Read more…]

Head of Advise Anywhere, BT Advise UK at BT Global Services.

What mobility strategy?

By Dave Dunbar, Head of Advise Anywhere, BT Advise UK

Mobility used to be all about minutes and tariffs. It used to be a commodity, pure and simple. Things have changed.

The Mobility ecosystem is evolving at a frightening pace. Your devices and PC’s have gone feral. They’ve gotten out, met with their much more rebellious consumer focussed cousins and formed a brand new tribe. Right now, we are in a transition phase between a past where devices, data and applications were owned and controlled by the enterprise and a new reality where enterprise solutions will sit within a much more diffuse and distributed cauldron of functionality. [Read more…]

Jayne Smith

What is mobile data costing your business?

By: Jayne Smith, Mobility Portfolio Manager

It might be a scary thought to think of a generation growing up who won’t know life before mobile phones. It’s even scarier to think that they won’t remember the days when all a mobile had to do was phone calls and texts.

These days, we all use our phones for much more than simply communicating. From checking our emails to video conferencing, our mobiles are fundamental to our working lives. The very concept of ‘roaming’ — using data on the go — is one that is dominated by business users. [Read more…]