Make way for mobile. In 2016 280 million desktop or laptop computers shipped globally. The equivalent figure for smartphones was an amazing 1.5 billion. These figures highlight the fact that today’s personal computing platform of choice is mobile. And of course, the overwhelming number of these mobile devices are running either Apple’s iOS or Google’s Android operating systems….

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Most businesses today enter into multi-year mobile service contracts with their service providers. This means of course that they have to wait until contract renewal time to access the most up-to-date tariffs and plans. In a world of multi-year contracts getting it right at contract renewal time is critical.   So, if you or your team are…

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The increase of mobile data costs We live in a world of ever improving technology. Every day it becomes easier for people to stay connected with the content and people they love. Some of these technology changes are highly visible: the high profile launch of the latest smartphone or tablet for example. Others take place in…

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No, no, don’t panic—we’re not raising the zombie apocalypse alarm. We are, however, raising a zombie device alarm! One of the most obvious ways organizations overspend on mobile services is by paying for unused connections. Sounds silly, right? But you’ll be surprised to hear that our analysis of over 1 million enterprise mobile bills revealed that…

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What are Rogue rates Rogue data (n): that which is maintained outside the control of business systems; Rogue rates (n): Mobile providers inadvertent overcharging on your mobile bills; Rouge rates are daylight robbery During oversight analysis, Corrata typically discovers that as much as 5% of all enterprise mobile service bills include overcharging due to ‘Rogue’…

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The growing importance of digital technologies led EU policy makers to recognize the need to foster a single market in digital goods and services. One aspect of this was the recognition that mobile roaming charges were a significant barrier to the growth of European digital industry. The European Union started to tackle the issue of roaming rates around 2007…

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Are you a Data Snacker?

1 Million bills later… Over the last twelve months, we’ve used Corrata’s advanced billing analytics solution to examine over a million enterprise mobile bills. In doing this, we’ve helped our customers reduce their monthly mobile spend by an average of 30%. Along the way, we’ve uncovered a curious cast of characters prowling in your bills. In Part…

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The curious characters in your company’s mobile bills  The complexity of mobile service pricing combined with the variability of individual employee and device usage patterns leads the typical enterprise to spend 30% more than necessary on their mobile services. It’s difficult for a company to find the many types of avoidable expense lurking within the…

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Business data usage In the days when mobile phone use was all about voice and text applying an acceptable use policy was relatively straightforward. Most enterprise policies had evolved to a point where it was seen as acceptable for employees to use their business phones for reasonable levels of personal activity. While in theory people were…

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