Service Providers Can Benefit from WEM Information Gap, Report Says
A report from T3i suggests service providers for wireless equipment/expense management can reap a potential windfall due to an information gap.According to research conducted by telecommunications industry analyst T3i Group, a "golden opportunity" exists for service providers that include wireless equipment/expense management services in their offerings. The report found few businesses have a WEM program in place today, for reasons spanning from budgeting and the economy to not enough information to make an educated decision, and that service providers that can provide answers and hard numbers as to why companies need WEM will reap the benefits. The report, "Managing the Company's Wireless Gear: Putting Wireless Equipment/Expense Management (WEM) to Work," analyzes how enterprise and small to midsize business decision-makers keep track of and account for employee equipment, how they ensure it works on their systems, how they secure their wireless gear and networks, why WEM targeting wireless devices need to be part of a company's IT and/or accounting department, what services are available in the WEM marketplace, and which enterprises and SMBs already have deployed successful WEM programs. It also details myriad reasons why a majority of businesses have not deployed a WEM program-a situation T3i said may end up costing them time, money, network security and staff productivity in the near term.
In its poll of decision-makers at domestic and international enterprises and SMBs, T3i Group found that only 5 percent of survey respondents have a WEM program in place. The vast majority of respondents were not considering WEM anytime in the foreseeable future.