West Lake Village, CALIFORNIA – Ten years ago leaders of Telecommunications Expense Management (TEM) and Wireless Expense Management (WEM) solutions providers met to establish TEMIA, the Telecom Expense Management Industry Association. TEMIA’s initial efforts sought to rally market participants to work together on areas of common interest based on the premise that a rising tide will lift all boats and what is good for one member will be good for the entire industry.In recent years, TEMIA has embraced its members’ moves into the technology market by recruiting participants in adjacent markets. As part of this evolution, TEMIA balanced an update in what its name stood for, while it maintained its original acronym. The Telecom Expense Management Industry Association is now the Technology Expense Management Industry Association. Over its ten year span, TEMIA has been fortunate to have strong leaders serving as president starting with Dave Spofford from Dimension Data and its current President James Price from ICOMM.
David Spofford, the first president of TEMIA and current Dimension Data, Communications Lifecycle Management CEO said, “TEMIA has been a consistent voice encouraging best practices, customer value, and cooperation in the telecom industry. As the industry goes through rapid evolution, technology assessments, transformations, and management will continue to add value to enterprise customers around the world. Throughout this evolution TEMIA remains relevant. Now more than ever, TEMIA members and suppliers will need to keep customer value at the center of what they do, and TEMIA will support this win-win vision for the future. It’s been an honor to be associated with TEMIA, since its inception.”
Current TEMIA President, and President of ICOMM, James Price said, “I have seen the overall health of our industry improve as members add new offerings. There is exceptional bench strength with thought-leadership within the association, and it is amazing to see competitors meet to exchange views, establish best practices and develop industry standards.” Jim Price added, “This is an important step on an important journey.”
TEMIA Managing Director, Joe Basili said, “TEMIA has demonstrated collaboration can positively shape the industry for members. TEMIA is poised to build upon the successes it has achieved and help clients’ maximize their investments with telecom and technology providers.”
Members see challenges and opportunities in an industry that is marked by constant change. The market grows as members develop new offerings related to IT Expense Management and other areas to address client needs. Active participation at TEMIA meetings and monthly calls helps firms to build value for clients through key relationships and industry best practices.
TEMIA’s ongoing mission is to raise awareness, to improve the quality and value of solutions and to cultivate shared industry knowledge for Technology Expense Management, Telecommunications Management, Telecom Expense Management, TEM, Mobile Expense Management, Managed Mobility Solutions, MMS, Mobile Device Management MDM and Enterprise Mobility Management, EMM solutions. TEMIA seeks to do this through the development and promotion of open industry standards, and industry knowledge among solutions providers, business partners, telecom service providers, and enterprise clients. Further, TEMIA members subscribe to a Code of Ethics, which clearly establishes standards and differentiates their level of commitment to their clients.
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