28 09, 2011

TEMIA Tackles New Priorities at November Meeting in Boston

2017-08-23T15:02:36+00:00September 28th, 2011|Tags: , |

The Telecom Expense Management Industry Association (TEMIA, www.temia.org), the authoritative voice for the Telecom Expense Management (TEM), Wireless Expense Management (WEM), Mobile Device Management (MDM) and solutions providers in related areas will host a meeting on November 2 in Boston for its members and guests to launch discussions on three major topics. The goal for [...]

12 05, 2011

TEM as a Green Initiative

2017-08-23T15:02:36+00:00May 12th, 2011|Tags: |

TEMIA, the Telecom Expense Management Industry Association, recently posted a press release entitled "TEMIA Highlights TEM as a Green Initiative:  Cutting Expenses While Saving the Environment", in which ICOMM's President, Jim Price, was quoted.  ICOMM agrees that utilizing TEM applications and services serves this dual purpose of helping clients save money while also advancing their [...]

11 01, 2011

At Last – Verizon Wireless & the iPhone 4

2011-01-11T15:37:25+00:00January 11th, 2011|Tags: |

So, Verizon and Apple finally come to terms, and now in less than a month Verizon will begin selling a CDMA-based iPhone 4. What does this mean for corporate end-users? Sure, the potential for less dropped calls has got to be high on users wish lists. And being able to use the iPhone as a [...]

8 10, 2010

More and More Certain – the iPhone will come to VzW

2010-10-08T06:47:59+00:00October 8th, 2010|Tags: , |

All this week, the Wall Street Journal has reported in a number of stories that Apple will be releasing an iPhone that works on the Verizon network. Although there are no details, the speculation is that it will be an LTE device for data and CDMA for voice, and that it will be released in [...]

29 09, 2010

TEMIA Publishes Whitepaper on the “Cell Phone Tax” Repeal

2017-08-23T15:02:36+00:00September 29th, 2010|Tags: , |

As ICOMM mentioned in our blog last last week, the House and Senate passed the Small Business Jobs and Credit Act of 2010, which President Obama signed into law on Monday, September 27th. A provision of this Act amended part of the IRS tax code, removing corporate-paid cell phones from the listed property category, effectively [...]

24 09, 2010

Wireless Devices No Longer Listed Property with IRS!

2017-08-23T15:02:36+00:00September 24th, 2010|Tags: , |

Well, finally.  The House and Senate have both passed the Small Business Lending Fund Program (HR 5297), also know as the Small Business Jobs Act.  An included provision that we have all been waiting anxiously for, under the section titled "Promoting Small Business Fairness" removes the tax liability for cell phones, smart phones and other [...]

16 09, 2010

Cell Phone “Tax Fairness” Bill Moves Forward

2010-09-16T10:20:35+00:00September 16th, 2010|Tags: , |

On September 15th, a Congressional subcommittee agreed to move forward with a new proposed Act that will put a moratorium on the addition of new State and Local taxes on wireless services.  Co-sponsored by almost 200 members of Congress, and fully supported by the wireless industry, this Act seems to be one of the few [...]

7 09, 2010

UC and the “Single Number Concept”, from No Jitter

2010-09-07T09:57:36+00:00September 7th, 2010|Tags: |

No Jitter has posted an interesting new article on Unified Communications and the use of a single number to "find" a user. http://bit.ly/9dVU0p Interesting story, but isn't this what presense is supposed to fix? Rather than ringing to multiple number locations on the off-chance of finding a user, presense *should* tell the telephony system where [...]

25 08, 2010

TEMIA Adopts Ethics Policy, Will Host Webcast Overview of Policy

2017-08-23T15:02:37+00:00August 25th, 2010|Tags: , |

TEMIA has adopted a ethics code, and will be hosting a webcast for Enterprise customers, prospective TEMIA members, and industry analysts. "This Ethics Code shows how we are developing industry standards. Here we address accuracy and truth in advertising, marketing, sales, and all other forms of communication. It also states that members will seek to [...]

11 08, 2010

Dell & AT&T Launch New Tablet

2010-08-11T09:21:51+00:00August 11th, 2010|Tags: , |

AT&T will be offering Dell's new Android-based Tablet, the Streak, this week. $300 on a contract. It's a pretty cool device; but how useful will it really be for business users? Will users find it more readily usable as it's smaller than the iPad, or less usable because it's bigger than an iPhone, Blackberry or [...]