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Family Dollar – National Retailer

The Client

With 6,800 stores in 44 States and 45,000 team members, Charlotte-based Family Dollar is a leading retailer throughout the United States. Family Dollar offers customers a mix of quality name brand products they use every day; from consumable products such as household paper products and expanded food assortment, to treasures for every home and even quality apparel for men, woman and children.

The Challenge

In the past couple of years, Family Dollar has engaged in a number of initiatives to improve processes making them more efficient and proactive. One such initiative was its focus on Telecom Expense Management (TEM) processes. “As our chain grew is size and complexity, we realized that we needed to improve management of our telecom costs,” stated Josh Jewett, CIO at Family Dollar, Inc. “We needed a solution that would automate telecom processes to identify billing errors, efficiently manage multiple invoices, provide audits and provide detailed granular reports.” Family Dollar evaluated several TEM companies and after a formal review, selected Asentinel.

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Brexit Crisis: Is it the only IT Community Disrupter?

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As you may all know, on June 23, 2016 a referendum was held in the United Kingdom (UK) to decide whether it should remain in the European Union (EU).  The final decision for the referendum ended with the UK exiting the EU.  The UK is ranked 4th in the world’s global spending on IT.  If the UK decided not to use their resources on IT spending, it wouldn’t necessarily cause a global recession as they only contribute 5.3% to the world’s IT spendhowever, it would still cause some disruption.  The United States IT Spending accounts for 32.4% of the global spending on IT.  If the US were in a predicament that forced them to spend less on or even cut out IT spending altogether, it would cause greater concerns on a global level.  Regardless of the Consequently, the British Pound is at a 30 Year low against the US Dollar. Confidence in the UK’s economy has been severely shaken.  This has created a lot of uncertainty in terms of what it means for future trade relations between the world and the UK.   Many of the treaties that were made between the UK and the EU post World War II have become obsolete and now new negotiations must be made.  Due to all the uncertainty, the UK will have to be even thriftier with how they spend their money.

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Is Enterprise Mobility Growth Decreasing?

Businesses need to adapt to the times in order to survive.  Keeping up with competition is important but being ahead of the competition is even better! Telecom Expense Management is keeping an eye on the global business events and ready to adapt along with them.  In recent news, it was declared that smartphone sales growth are dropping.

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There is a saying that goes, all good things come to an end and that’s true in the world of IT.  Specifically speaking, the smartphone market. Gartner forecasts that the sales growth of the smartphone market will continue to fall as it moves closer towards saturation.

Gartner made a comparison between the smartphone market growth from 2015 and 2016.  They discovered that there has been a decrease of approximately 50% in smartphone growth sales.  The rate of growth in 2015 was 14.4% and now the growth rate for 2016 is 7%. Let’s walk through the reasons why there has been such a significant decrease.

 

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GSG’s Announces Newest Version of Wireline Manager

New suite of cloud-based applications enable wireline lifecycle management with focus on new levels of asset inventory management and expense management. 

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TEMIA Attracts Leaders to April Atlanta Meeting with Dynamic Agenda

Leaders to network and discuss best practices for telecommunications management, mobile security, MDM, BYOD and more. Solutions Providers from tellecommunications management, Telecom Expense Management (TEM), Wireless Expense Management (WEM), Mobile Device Management (MDM) and related areas will gather in Atlanta on April 16 and 17.

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