BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - August 6, 2009) - New primary research from Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), describes how multinational companies slash their telecom and network costs by 25% or more. Global Telecom Lifecycle Management: Cost-Cutting Solutions for Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World shows the top challenges that global companies face in managing their communications investments. Based on these challenges, the research shows organizations how to improve telecom management practices based on geographies and current expense performance.

"As companies have become more global and more geographically dispersed, communications tools and deployments have become vital to the health of the enterprise," said Hyoun Park, telecom and unified communications research analyst, Aberdeen. "To afford the increasing need for collaboration during a global recession, these firms have had to balance cost, compliance, and visibility concerns with the need to maintain employee productivity and uptime all over the world. Through a mature Telecom Lifecycle Management solution, these companies can improve employee communications while reducing their expenses."

This report is designed for companies that manage telecom expenses, contracts, service orders, and procurement issues across geographic borders. As Telecom Lifecycle Management has evolved to meet global demand, companies must meet the compliance and cultural challenges of managing telecom and networks in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and Africa. In addition, each continent has different technology adoptions and management to provide additional challenges. This report defines how companies gain the centralized visibility and control necessary to maximize savings and improve communications capabilities.

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