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NetSuite Reduces Cellular Expenses, Complexity and Risk with eMOBUS Electronic

Aug20

Comprehensive services, software and support make eMOBUS the obvious choice for mid-size companies

For most organizations cellular is a low priority. In a rapidly growing environment, cellular is pushed even further down the priority list, almost becoming completely neglected. For NetSuite one of Silicon Valley’s fastest growing companies, managing mobility quietly grew into an overwhelming, time-consuming burden and an out-of-control line item. Maurice Smallwood, VP of IT, claims that 20% of his IT department’s time was spent on ordering, customer service,
device provisioning and billing related cellular issues. “Managing mobility was never high on my to-do list,” states Mr. Smallwood. “However, when my team informed me how much time they were spending on daily cellular tasks, I realized I had to take action.”

Carriers make it easy to order devices, but it’s a challenge to find the most cost-efficient plan for each user. Calling into the carrier, emailing your account representative, or making changes to your account through carrier systems may seem efficient, but the problems arise when the requests are still not executed correctly, come bill time. Additionally, monthly cellular invoices provide minimal account visibility, making it difficult to see when and where changes were made to the account. Being able to centralize and capture each change on the account is the key to effective enterprise mobility management. In corporate pooling plan environments, any one individual on the wrong plan can adversely affect the health of the entire account. Electronic Mobility Management references each change transaction against business intelligence rules before it is executed into the carriers systems preventing adverse account growth.

Carriers bundle packages of minutes, data, and text messaging plans, making account management so difficult to understand that most companies don’t invest the resources to properly manage it. The end result is high variable monthly charges, confusing and lengthy invoices and poor customer satisfaction. The eMOBUS Electronic Mobility Management ticketing system eliminates these concerns, allowing organizations to spend minimal time on cellular while keeping the account maintained. eMOBUS was the obvious choice for NetSuite. The solution paid for itself within the first 60 days. The web-based relationship helped take the guesswork out of cellular while consolidating all of the company’s cellular vendors through a single point of contact. “By deploying Electronic Mobility Management, we gained back half of our IT labor that was lost to cellular issues, while cutting direct billing costs by 23%,” said Maurice.

eMOBUS Electronic Mobility Management provides continuous bill optimization, on-demand account visibility and the added convenience, safety and efficiency from hosted delivery handling. The system does all of the data mining and cost analysis, while providing simplified reporting and useful visibility, offering a breadth and depth of process management and strategic value unavailable from cellular carriers.

About NetSuite

NetSuite Inc. is a leading vendor of on-demand, integrated business management software suites for mid-size businesses and divisions of large companies. NetSuite enables mid-market companies to manage core business operations in a single system, which includes accounting / enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), and ecommerce. NetSuite’s patent-pending “real-time dashboard” technology provides an easy-to-use view into up-to-date, role-specific business information.

The Harmful Effects of Cellular Waste on the Environment

Aug16

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, over 130 million cellular devices are replaced each year within the United States. Many of these devices end up in landfills creating about 65,000 tons of environmentally hazardous materials, annually. Cellular circuit boards and screen displays are comprised of toxic compounds such as arsenic, antimony, beryllium, cadmium, lead, and mercury. Additional contaminants can be found in the metal screws, inserts, coatings, paints, foams and labels. Many of these pieces, along with most plastic shells are treated with brominated flame retardants.

Cellular electronics are a major source of toxins and carcinogens, making the recycling process challenging. Electronic waste is a concern, largely due to the toxicity and carcinogenicity of some of these substances. If not treated properly, recycling these plastics and electronic materials is potentially dangerous to the environment or public health, when simply thrown into landfills.

Below is a quick summary of the how these toxicins threaten the environment.

Arsenic, a chemical element, is comprised of potent poisons. Low level exposure to arsenic can cause nausea and vomiting, decreased production of red and white blood cells, and damage to blood vessels. Additional symptoms include abnormal heart rhythm and abrasive sensations throughout the hands and feet.

Antimony is naturally found in the environment. It is used in batteries, antifriction alloys, and cable sheathing. High levels of exposure can result in a variety of adverse health effects. Breathing antimony regularly for a long time may cause eye and lung irritation. Other effects include cause heart and lung problems, stomach pain, diarrhea, vomiting, and stomach ulcers.

Beryllium compounds are commercially mined, often used as an alloying agent in producing beryllium copper, which is extensively used for springs, electrical contacts, spot-welding electrodes, and non-sparking tools. Breathing beryllium may cause inflammatory reactions in the respiratory system.

Cadmium has no constructive purpose in the human body. Overtime, industrial exposure has resulted in low but toxic concentrations found in plants and animals. Chronic poising is increasingly becoming more dangerous to organisms and ecosystems because the substance is absorbed at a greater rate than at which the substance is lost. It is found in chip resistors, infrared detectors, and semiconductors.

Lead poisoning typically results from ingestion of accidentally contaminated food, water, soil and dust. Lead can accumulate in the environment and have a detrimental effect on plants, animals, and humans. In humans, lead cause damage to the central and peripheral nervous systems, blood systems, kidneys, and brain disorders. Lead is contained along glass panels, screens and in lead soldering of printed circuit boards.

Mercury can be inhaled and absorbed through the skin and mucous membranes, so containers of mercury are securely sealed to avoid spills and evaporation. When mercury makes its way into waterways, it is transformed into methylated mercury in the sediments and eventually ends up in food where it can cause brain damage. Mercury is found on printed circuit boards, discharge lamps, and batteries.

Brominated Flame Retardants are applied to electronics to prevent from catching fire. They are used on printed circuit boards, components such as plastic covers and cables. Flame retardants may increase cancer risk to the of the digestive and lymph systems. Released into the environment through landfill leach, these toxins become concentrated in the food chain.

ReCellular offers a free recycling program that encourages organizations to take charge in proper electronic disposal. ReCellular supplies the program materials free of charge. These materials include the collection boxes and plastic bags in which to place individual rechargeable batteries into separate bags, ensuring safe storage and paid for shipping labels. Click here to download the program brochure.

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