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Internet of Things, M2M, More Connections Are Bullish for the Industry

The connections with IoT, M2M and other applications will have lower incremental costs compared to smartphones, but there will be a huge increase in volume which enterprises need to manage. The Internet of Things (IoT) will overtake mobile phones as the largest category of connected devices by 2018 according to  Ericson’s Mobility Report. Machina Research predicts that 44% of IT budgets will be dedicated to IoT in four years.

Managing this exponential volume places a premium on more efficient systems to track assets, costs associated with those assets and provide reporting. In this new world, MMS, (Managed Mobility Service), WEM (Wireless Expense Management) and TEM (Telecom/Technology Expense Management) systems become more critical.

Just when critics complain about growth, the market shifts and providers innovate. TEMIA sees the market expanding as its members gain more business. The market is shifting from Capital Expenditures (CapEx) to Operations Expenditures (OpEx) with IT infrastructure moving to the cloud.  The differences are complex as highlighted by CIO, but one critical difference with OpEx is the need to continually track, report and manage ongoing expenses rather than CapEx which involve big expenditures once or a few times.  This has many parallels to managing telecom expenses. TEMIA changed its name from the Telecom Expense Management Industry Association to the Technology Expense Management Industry Association to reflect the shift. Opportunities within the existing client base will grow dramatically over the next few years and this industry is best positioned to address enterprises’ needs.

Board Members Elected at TEMIA, Technology Expense Management Industry Association Meeting

At its meeting in Orlando, Florida TEMIA Members voted for:

  • Erik Eames, CEO of Wireless Analytics, as TEMIA Treasurer.
  • Ralph Rodriguez, Fellow at the MIT Media Lab, Founder and Research Fellow of Blue Hill Research, as TEMIA At-Large Executive Board member.
  • Mitch Black, President of MOBI, as TEMIA At-Large Executive Board member.

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Technology Expense Management Industry Association (TEMIA) Honors John Perri Comview CEO

The Telecom Expense Management Industry Association (TEMIA), the authoritative voice for Technology and Telecom Expense Management and Solutions Providers in related areas, announced today that Comview CEO, John Perri, was voted into the TEMIA Hall of Fame. The honor was bestowed during TEMIA’s annual conference in Orlando this week.

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Defining MDM, EMM, MMS and other Terms Related to WEM

Wireless Expense Management or WEM seeks to proactively reduce expenses, establish new operational efficiencies, increase visibility and provide better control for mobile voice and data services. WEM has been eclipsed and replaced by new offerings that address additional needs for organizations. This post will define Mobile Device Management or MDM; Managed Mobility Services or MMS; Enterprise Mobility Management or EMM; and other terms related to WEM including Bring Your Own Device (BYOD); Choose Your Own Device or CYOD; Corporate Liable Employee Owned or CLEO; Corporate Owned Personally Enabled or COPE; and Mobile Application Management or MAM.

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TEMIA Opens Meeting at MobileCON 2013 Wednesday with Thought Leadership Panel

Join TEMIA Wednesday, October 16 from 10:30 AM–12:00 PM at MobileCON 2013 in the San Jose CA Convention Center, Rooms 211 A/B for a Thought Leadership Panel Discussion to discussHow providers and channel partners can add value when enterprises address the challenges and opportunities of BYOD?”

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