Real-time Visibility – the New Data Management Solution

Increasingly, enterprises are experiencing steady growth in mobility costs due to a rapid increase in data usage. Without a response, mobile invoices will grow 20 – 30% in the next five years. Fortunately, where problems surface innovation is usually not far behind. Managing data usage once a month in arrears is no longer prudent – it is increasingly important to be able to view usage in real time.

Real-time Version 1.0: Nice, but Insufficient

With uncontrolled mobile data growth a growing concern, companies are looking for answers through real-time notifications to provide increased insight throughout the invoice cycle. While having information in real-time allows for immediate action to avert data overage costs, early real-time implementations fall short of providing a full solution:

  • Knowing individual device overage information isn’t nearly as useful as overall pool usage levels
  • Running aggregate usage reports days before cycle close is just as effective as daily real-time tracking of overage
  • Carriers allow retroactive data plan changes prior to cycle close in order to eliminate possible overage charges

Real-time alerts to avoid data overage sounds useful but is not impacting the source of the problem: out-of-control data usage.  Download our White Paper The Data Boom is Coming!

Behavior Modification is the Real Solution

While avoiding overage charges has merit, the real underlying issue is that companies are paying more than they should on data due to the lack of ways for identifying and controlling waste. Download our Savings Tip Don’t Pay for Data you Don’t Need.

  • Adding data at month-end to reduce overage charges is a reactive behavior focused at the symptom, not the problem
  • A focus on eliminating data overages masks the real issue which is paying for unnecessary and uncontrolled data usage
  • The best solutions focus on enforcing policies that limit non-business use and unneeded spikes in data usage

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