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April 22, 2024

Tips for Business Leaders: From Telecom Expense Management Solutions to Network Monitoring Tools

Tips for Business Leaders: From Telecom Expense Management Solutions to Network Monitoring Tools

As a business grows and technology entwines more deeply with daily operations, managing telecom expenses and maintaining network performance becomes critical. Effective telecom management can drive significant cost savings, while robust network monitoring ensures seamless business continuity. Business leaders who prioritize these aspects propel their organizations toward sustainability and growth.

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April 22, 2024

Scouts group opens new accessible facilities thanks to Wilmott Dixon and community generosity

Scouts group opens new accessible facilities thanks to Willmott Dixon and community generosity

On Wednesday 10th April 1st Shipley Scouts in Sussex held a celebratory event to mark the completion of its brand-new accessible shower block. The new facilities were made possible by Willmott Dixon, together with generous contributions from local businesses and the community. Chairman of 1st Shipley Scouts, Peter Sutton, welcomed and gave thanks to contributors and explained that the new facilities present extended opportunities for Scouts both now and for generations to come. Officially opening the new shower block were Jeremy Quin MP and Chairman of Horsham Council, Cllr David Skipp who jointly cut a ceremonial ribbon alongside Explorers, Scouts, Cubs, and Beavers from the group. After all the showers had their inaugural test-run, attendees enjoyed a barbecue lunch and explored the facilities together. Pete Sutton, Chairman of 1st Shipley Scouts, remarked how the project was made possible with significant input from both Willmott Dixon and local contributors: “Initially, the project got underway with thanks to local generosity from Billingshurst Lions, Saxon Weald, Dudman Group and Tugwell Heating Co who either gave donations, materials, or got stuck in with physical hard work. When we’d got as far as we could, we then reached out to the team at Willmott Dixon for their help, and I am bowled over by what they have achieved for us. “We’re extremely grateful to Project Manager Rob Douglas and Managing Director of the South Richard Poulter who have been absolutely fundamental to getting this completed. The build team included final year management trainees Caitlyn Greenwell and Callum Cronin who have now completed their training and represented Willmott Dixon at the event. They enlisted further help from 17 supply chain partners and worked tirelessly to finish the DDA compliant shower block. Everything was taken care of, from installing a new boiler, right down to the smallest of details of fixing towel hooks and supplying shower curtains. “What’s more impressive is that this all happened whilst navigating the restrictions of COVID. As such a big company, Willmott Dixon could have easily forgotten us, but they didn’t. They delivered on every single promise and more. “Showing such dedication to following through on a local community project like ours is truly humbling. We previously had a shell of a building – I never imagined we’d have something finished to this standard. It’s with thanks to Willmott Dixon and local support that more people are now able to enjoy the experiences to be had here.” Richard Poulter, Managing Director of the South from Willmott Dixon, commented on the project success: “Being able to provide community facilities such as these is one of the commitments we make at Willmott Dixon, as we understand the value of the opportunities it can create for people. With tough restrictions in place during the COVID pandemic, we had a lot of challenges to overcome, but we take great pride in delivering on our promises and are honoured to have been able to support 1st Shipley Scouts.” Building, Design & Construction Magazine | The Choice of Industry Professionals

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Tips for Business Leaders: From Telecom Expense Management Solutions to Network Monitoring Tools

Tips for Business Leaders: From Telecom Expense Management Solutions to Network Monitoring Tools

As a business grows and technology entwines more deeply with daily operations, managing telecom expenses and maintaining network performance becomes critical. Effective telecom management can drive significant cost savings, while robust network monitoring ensures seamless business continuity. Business leaders who prioritize these aspects propel their organizations toward sustainability and growth. Keep reading to fortify your tech management strategies. Unlocking Cost Savings With Telecom Expense Management Solutions In an era where communication is key, companies are challenged to keep telecom expenses under control while meeting their operational needs. Telecom expense management (TEM) has emerged as a strategic approach to tackle this challenge head-on. TEM involves the comprehensive management of mobile, voice, and data services, ensuring organizations are not overpaying for services they use or being billed for ones they do not require. A key aspect of TEM is the visibility it offers in telecom spending. This transparency enables businesses to identify billing discrepancies, optimize service plans, and renegotiate contracts with vendors. Companies that implement a telecom expense management solution can realize cost savings in the short term while setting the stage for long-term financial efficiency. Effective TEM also extends to managing the lifecycle of telecom assets. By carefully tracking usage across the organization, companies can eliminate redundancies and ensure every device or service contract directly serves business objectives. It’s a strategic move that ties spending to value creation, linking telecom expenditures to business outcomes. Staying Connected With Network Monitoring Tools In the digital age, businesses heavily rely on the internet and technology. So, having network monitoring tools in place is like having a personal assistant keeping an eye on everything for you. These tools are like your business’s best friend, always keeping an eye on your network’s health and performance. They help you detect issues before they escalate, so you can fix them pronto. Plus, they provide valuable insights and data that you can use to optimize your network and make it more efficient. By utilizing network monitoring tools, you can ensure your business operations run smoothly, avoid downtime, and ultimately, keep your customers happy. With network monitoring tools by your side, you can ensure smooth operations, maximize productivity, and keep your business running like a well-oiled machine. Cultivating a Culture of Continuous Improvement in Tech Management A culture of continuous improvement is essential within tech management domains. Encouraging a mindset where employees feel empowered to suggest enhancements or identify inefficiencies drives innovation. Continuous improvement is about regularly questioning the status quo and seeking ways to improve processes, tools, and systems. Incorporating feedback loops within the organization is a practical way to foster this culture. Employees, especially those who interact directly with technology tools daily, are an invaluable source of insight. Creating channels for them to share their observations and recommendations promotes a sense of ownership and drives collective progress. Regular training and development opportunities are also integral. As the technology landscape evolves rapidly, ensuring the team’s skills and knowledge remain current is vital for maintaining a competitive edge. Investment in professional development is not only good for employees but also a smart business strategy. Lastly, benchmarking against industry standards and competitors can reveal areas for improvement and inspire innovation. By understanding where the business stands compared to others, strategies can be crafted to leverage strengths and address weaknesses in tech management practices. Overall, mastering telecom management and network performance is indispensable in the digital age. By implementing cost-saving TEM solutions and robust network monitoring, businesses can enhance their operational efficiency and drive growth. Nurturing a culture of continuous improvement completes the puzzle, ensuring a business is well-positioned to thrive in an ever-evolving technological landscape.

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