April 20, 2011 11:10 ET

IT Departments Slash 18% of Their Mobile Spend Working With GSG & Presidio Networked Solutions

Technology Companies Combine Forces to Drastically Reduce IT Mobile Budgets While Streamlining Key Invoicing and Technology Needs

CONCORD, MA--(Marketwire - Apr 20, 2011) - GSG, combining the power of an unparalleled technology platform and expert telecom analysts to control enterprise telecom expenses, announces that its strong partnership with Presidio Networked Solutions, Inc., the leading provider of advanced IT lifecycle solutions, has saved companies an average of 18% on mobile spends. Presidio's clients can use GSG's Mobile Manager to control their mobile environment while driving down telecom and overhead costs combined with an entire set of back office services to manage mobility inventory, expenses, spend optimization and procurement.

Over the last two years, the partnership between Presidio Networked Solutions and GSG has resulted in a total savings of $4 million from the bottom line of IT department annual mobile spends. These amounts are based on comprehensive initial audits and optimization of all mobile services along with calibrating voice pools, reducing oversubscribed voice, data and messaging services including the elimination of zero use phones, and placing users on a plan.

"GSG's MobileManager has enabled Presidio to provide our clients with immediate cost-savings while getting a handle on out-of-control mobile expenses and invoicing," said Joe DeStefano, Regional Director of Carrier Services, Presidio Networked Solutions. "Our partnership with GSG allows us to continue our commitment to offer our clients cutting-edge solutions designed to cut most costs, creating more efficient and cost effective solutions."

MobileManager offers a variety of ways for CTOs to eliminate overspending and gain better control over handset management. For one particular client in the defense space, GSG found several departments drastically overpaying for voice, data, and messaging. By optimizing these plans enterprise-wide, the company saw savings of $1.3 million in their annual mobile spend. Additionally, GSG's analysts identified over 1,000 phones and datacards that weren't being used, but had never been disconnected. This resulted in almost three-quarters of a million dollars in cost savings.

"Presidio Networked Solutions' strong relationships with leading enterprises have enabled us to expand our sales throughout the Northeast region," says Andy Goorno, CEO of GSG. "We will continue to work with them and find ways to provide enterprises of all sizes with the best software and services to reign in overall mobile spending."

GSG's MobileManager combines proprietary software, financial and engineering analysis, and deep domain expertise to help businesses achieve a more streamlined, cost-optimized wireless environment.

About Presidio Networked Solutions, Inc.
Presidio Networked Solutions, Inc., the leading provider of advanced IT solutions, professional and managed services, addresses the complete technology lifecycle -- plan, design, integrate, operate and optimize -- for the enterprise, commercial and government markets. Presidio's comprehensive solutions portfolio comprises unified communications, wireless, security, storage, network infrastructure and managed services. Holding the highest networking industry certifications from partners Cisco, EMC, HP, IBM, Microsoft, NetApp and VMware, Presidio Networked Solutions is well positioned to meet the growing needs of customers migrating to advanced technologies. Presidio also offers customers an extensive range of financing solutions, including leasing. For more information visit:

About GSG
By combining the power of an unparalleled technology platform and world-class analysts, GSG is transforming global telecom expense management both in wireless and wireline services. The result is a powerful solution for streamlining the management of the mobile environment while driving down telecom and overhead costs. With installations in more than 50 countries, GSG is enabling enterprises to rein in unmonitored telecom costs and expenses, while streamlining internal systems and creating a strong visibility into the telecom environment. The company is led by experienced telecom executives and is headquartered in Concord, Mass.

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