The 5G Era Is Here – Enterprises Are All Ready For Adoption

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The 5G Era Is Here – Enterprises Are All Ready For Adoption

When it comes to rolling out 5G, it’s increasingly important to leverage an enterprise management solution that offers dynamic, flexible, and automated optimization of technology environments, says Ian Runyon, Vice President, Tangoe, in an exclusive interview with Enterprise Talk.

What are the biggest challenges that enterprises will face with 5G taking over?

As 5G becomes widely available and enterprises look to take advantage of the new network, the most significant challenges they will face include:

  • Determining the best initial application of 5G in your enterprise.
  • Evaluating and setting realistic expectations related to 5G coverage, particularly in line with business goals and expectations.
  • It was strategically upgrading mobile assets and hardware to devices that support a 5G connection while keeping costs down.
  • Monitoring data consumption and cost in line with new plans and data throughput.

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How are technologies helping enterprises in resource management and optimization?

Enterprise solutions are enabling organizations to adopt a better approach order, invoice, inventory, and expense management, allowing them to explore new opportunities, such as 5G, with eyes wide open. They help to understand what devices and connections are deployed currently, and where they exist in the organization to baseline current asset totals and spend.

When it comes to rolling out 5G, it’s increasingly important to leverage an enterprise management solution that offers dynamic, flexible, and automated optimization of technology environments. With usage expected to increase through 5G, employing automated predictive and prescriptive technology helps prevent surprises and keep enterprises in control.

One of the biggest challenges in understanding what an enterprise has and how to optimize it is ensuring the associated information is accurate. The right enterprise technology platform will help mitigate this risk by delivering seamless information aggregation, actions, and workflow process through robust API solutions. By using the right level of innovative automation technology, platforms can ease enterprise worries of how to unify their environments best.

Why do you feel businesses must move to expense management platforms today?

Technology makes business possible, especially in a world where users may be working remotely in traditionally unsupervised environments, more than ever.

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Leveraging an expense management platform simplifies and eliminates the hassle of getting users the devices they need (and want) to get work done, keeping them supported no matter where they are. This also provides businesses with clarity as to the end-to-end cost of their mobile and telecom estate, which is more critical than ever.

Should startups with limited workforce and capital invest in resource, expense, and order management platforms?

For small startups, managing a small number of mobile devices, office connections, and cloud expenses may not be complex enough to require investment in a comprehensive managed solution. For these organizations, however, there may be help needed along the way, which is where smaller, personalized engagements, such as Advisory Services, can help ensure their teams are setting themselves up for the future — and when they grow into an organization where managing these assets and expenses starts to become overwhelming, they’ll be primed and ready for a managed solution.

Which industry has witnessed the maximum adoption of these platforms? And, which other sectors have the potential to transform their businesses through these platforms in the future?

When looking at specific industries that can benefit from the adoption of managed solutions, one thing is clear: all industries have telecom, mobile, cloud assets, and expenses. And, all such industries are trying to enable these technologies in the best, most cost-effective way for their business. Industries like Finance, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Transportation, Energy, and Retail can see tremendous ROI in employing similar managed solutions, as these industries not only feature traditional mobile devices and connections (smartphones, tablets, and laptops). But also a broader spectrum of IoT devices that enable business intelligence and deliver new customer experiences. Utilizing an expense management platform can help enterprises get a handle of everything in one place, which is a critical factor in maximizing the value of deployed technology while optimizing cost.

“Technology makes business possible, especially in a world where users may be working remotely in traditionally unsupervised environments, more than ever.”

Ian Runyon, Vice President, Tangoe

Ian Runyon leverages nearly 15 years of experience in enterprise software to help businesses better understand complex technology ecosystems. As Tangoe Vice President of Product – Mobile, Ian oversees the mobile technology application within the Tangoe Platform to deliver innovative solutions in managed mobility services.