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10 ways to simplify your business and save on costs

 
SIMPLIFYING business operations increases productivity, reduces costs and heightens efficiency—this allows entrepreneurs to free up and manage their time better, so they can pursue their hobbies and other passions.
GLOBE-CSI“Whether you have a big enterprise or a Small and Medium Business, Globe Business has solutions for you. Our services simplify company’s processes and operations to give entrepreneurs more time to focus on their business’ prime objective and their personal pursuits,” said Manny Aligada, Head of Corporate & SME Segments, Globe Business.
Here are 10 ways to simplify business operations using products and services from Globe Business:
1. Monitor your business anytime, anywhere. Thanks to Globe Business’ WebEye, an online video surveillance system, activities in one’s business premises may be monitored, at any time, thru the Internet. The surveillance video is viewable by the business owner or top management on any Internet device: a desktop computer; laptop; mobile phone or tablet.

Any business that needs to secure its premises—hotels, restaurants, bars or resorts; factories; warehouses; retail outlets; government/law enforcement agencies; financial institutions from banks to lending businesses; moneychangers or pawnshops, etc.; hospitals and clinics; and schools—will reap tremendous benefits from this service.
GLOBE-CSI2. Stay connected. The Internet plays a crucial role in businesses development as it helps companies increase their visibility as well as make their production and promotion more efficient at lower costs.
Globe Business offers Direct Internet that provides high-speed Internet access for SMEs. This reliable broadband connection provides up to 10 Mbps to help businesses accept product orders, communicate with their employees and customers, send reports in no time, and address their marketing and website needs.
Direct Internet also provides 24/7 support system to ensure that the Internet connection is reliable. This service is usually availed of businesses with provincial or international offices and those who are into business process outsourcing and financial services and professional services.
Globe Tattoo Broadband, meanwhile, gives you and your employees access to the Internet anytime, anywhere. Wherever you are in the country you can check your email, teleconference with your business partners and clients, and do your business online with this fast, “on-the-go” wireless broadband.
You can get a Tattoo Plan for as low as P499 per month.
3. Access your secured network anytime. Two Globe Business products, Virtual Private Network (VPN) Express and the Multi Protocol Label Switch (MPLS) allow business owners (or authorized personnel) to remotely access business data and connect a company's branches and company sites.
GLOBE-CSIVPN lets one read company emails, upload and download files, check reports, and do other business tasks—even outside the office. This business solution ensures private, secure communication between two or more multi-site companies. It provides real-time connectivity and access to a company’s secured network. Business owners may access business data and assist colleagues, all in real time live from home or anywhere with Internet access.
VPN Express provides highly secured and efficient networking. It is useful to financing institutions; government agencies—practically any business where the head office needs to connect with company sites.
MPLS allows interconnection of systems and applications among business branches within a scalable and reliable network. It's most useful to franchised food or retail outlets; and any business whose branches need to coordinate with one another to ensure quality service to customers.
A sporting goods chain for example, may network its branches so customers are able to find a particular athletic, exercise or gym product that may be available in some branches but out of stock in others.
The MPLS has three levels of Quality of Service—Standard, Business, and Premium—to manage network traffic in a cost effective manner.
4. Manage your phone call expenses. Globe Business offers post paid plans that allow businesses choose the mobile services that best address their needs. With the packaged unlimited talk and/or texting features, subscribers can save as much as 70% per month on their mobile phone bills.
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These plans include: 1) Globe Business Plus, which offers unlimited talk and texting features for as low as P499 per month; 2) Globe Business Company Capped Plans, which sets a flexible cost ceiling for a business’s mobile lines; and 3) AutoloadMAX Corporate Edition, which helps manage, schedule, and automatically reload Prepaid credits directly to employees’ cell phones; it includes the option to reload employees’ lines individually or in bulk; it may even track down the mobile phone spending of a department or individual employees.
5. Make text messaging easier and cost-efficient. If your business involves high-volume text campaigns, TxtConnect can help you send SMS blasts to your employees and customers in just one send. This service is web-based so it is easier to send SMS than regular text messaging or phone calls.
TxtConnect is likewise cost-efficient as it charges lower text message fees with a plan that starts at P1500 per month. Subscribing to TxtConnect results in as much as 35% in saved cost compared to the regular text messaging service charges.
6. Secure your business data. Organizing and securing your business’ vital data and ICT resources is now possible with Globe Business’ Data Center—a technologically advanced, highly secured facility built for data storage.
Data Center offers a wide range of services including co-location, dedicated service hosting, LAN-based Internet, media storage, disaster recovery seats, recovery services, and email hosting.
Any business that relies on and processes huge amounts of data—especially confidential information—like financial institutions, government agencies, hospitals, schools, hotels, resorts, restaurant chains and the like will surely benefit from this service.
Losing data in this day and age, whether due to a computer virus, deliberate hacking, spying or data theft; or computer hadware/system failure, is disastrous for business. Globe Business’ Data Center prevents such a catastrophic loss of the confidence and trust of clients and investors.
7. Install a trunk line that needs no operator. Globe Business’ Integrated Services Digital Network - Primary Rate Interface (ISDN PRI) is an innovative solution for business voice. It provides fast, accurate data transmission over existing copper telephone wiring.
ISDN PRI is composed of 30 channels with corresponding subscriber numbers capable of both outgoing and incoming calls, providing direct connection without need to pass through an operator. ISDN PRI provides clear, digital transmission for voice and data communications.
This service is ideal for businesses that need constant communication between personnel in various departments and their customers; including hotels, hospitals, insurance companies; shipping offices; government agencies; financial institutions; call centers; mass media offices; franchised retail or food outlets and the like.
8. Keep track of your supplies. Fleet Management service offered by Globe Business is a real-time tracking system that ensures the delivery and security of products and supplies. It uses a Global Positioning System (GPS) to monitor the precise location of assets like trucks, cargo and products and determine if these arrived at their destination/delivery point on time.
Fleet Management is easy to use and accessible through any computer with Internet connection. This tracking system increases the efficiency of your deliveries, helping reduce fuel and vehicle maintenance expenses when used to determine faster routes. Manufacturing, retail, distribution and other businesses that rely on the transport of goods will benefit from this service.
Fleet Management is one of three products under Globe Business' M2M (machine-to-machine) Solutions-- a high-tech system that allows computers, machines, equipment and assets to remotely communicate and share information with other machines, people and computers. M2M Solutions are connected to the computerized Globe Business M2M Management System.
 
9. Manage your fixed assets remotely. Globe Business' Fixed Asset GLOBE-CSIManagement service allows one to monitor the functioning, operation and maintenance and security of a company's fixed assets—i.e., freezers, vendo machines, factory machinery, ATMs, computer servers, etc. This way, the productivity of such assets may be determined through their status; output projections may also be made based on the data collected from these assets.
Fixed Asset Management enables one to monitor the condition of fixed assets –whether these are working normally or showing signs of malfunction. One can also track if there are attempts to tamper, sabotage or steal these fixed assets. Alarms and alerts may also be integrated with the monitoring system.
Through Fixed Asset Management, companies minimize machine downtime by undertaking preventive maintenance based on the collected data on the machine's status. Operating costs due to frequent on-site inspections are reduced—the state of the machine may already be determined through the data obtained remotely. There is also increased protection of off-site machines.
This service is ideal for restaurants and fast food chains; vendo operators; banks; factories and other businesses engaged in manufacturing.
10. Pro-active security. Globe Business has a Security and Surveillance service that gives owners greater control over securing company sites. Security and Surveillance installs security devices (such as motion and door sensors, panic buttons) that are linked to Globe M2M Management System.      
GLOBE-CSIWhen an intruder breaks in to the secured site for example, the M2M security devices send out alerts through the computer network. This signals the system to deploy an emergency response team to deal with the threat.
The M2M Security and Surveillance system is pro-active and preventive: the security devices are always ready to activate alarms and trigger an emergency response.
All in all, Globe Business' M2M Solutions optimize the functionality and productivity of a company's machines/assets. They make business operations less costly yet more efficient. They also provide greater security and control over a company's mobile and fixed assets.
M2M Solutions are ideal for a wide range of businesses—including the food and/or service industries (restaurants, resorts, hotels, etc.); financial enterprises (banks, pawnshops, etc. ); manufacturing, distribution; practically any business that benefits from machine-to-machine networking and pro-active security.
Learn more about what Globe Business can do for you by visiting http://business.globe.com.ph/ or calling (02) 730-1288.
Globe Business is the corporate arm of Globe Telecom, the leading mobile telecommunications company in the Philippines. Globe Business provides wireless and wireline solutions for a diverse set of industries, businesses, and commercial enterprises. It assures SMEs of affordable, reliable, and dependable services for all communication needs, both wireless and wireline solutions, to generate the highest possible profit at the lowest possible cost.
Experience the benefits of having customized solutions to support your business. Consult a Globe Business Account Manager, visit Globe stores, call the Globe Business Hotline at +632 730-1288 or log on to http://www.globe.com.ph/business today to find out more.
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