XO and Fulcrum Technologies Featured as ISE Magazine Cover Story:

XO’s supply chain Journey; with lessons learned from an amazing cross-country bike journey that spanned over 4,000 miles. Yvonne encountered an incredible number of variables, twists, and turns thrown at her by the environment for both journeys. Fortunately, she was prepared for anything, understood how long these voyages take, and tackled everything one mile at a time. A fantastic story:

You can read the full article here: http://www.isemag.com/2017/03/xos-supply-chain-journey/ or visit the digital edition here: http://digital.isemag.com/#&pageSet=0&contentItem=0

Ghost assets: How to Find and Remove Every Single Ghost Asset:

“A ‘ghost asset’ is a component that is lost, stolen, or unusable… but is still listed as active in the fixed asset database. You want to maximize spares and avoid paying taxes on ghost assets you don’t possess, so the vanquishing of ‘ghosts’ is critical for your CAPEX optimization.

In the movie Ghostbusters, they vanquished the ghosts through the use of multi-pronged triangulation. That same approach can be done for finding ghost assets, where you hunt them with multiple different solutions.  The most common and pervasive is the use of mobile solutions to scan valuable physical assets, inventory, and infrastructure throughout their lifecycle.  On top of that, you can hunt them with OSS, BSS, and ERP systems, as well as e-polling technology.  

When you have refreshed all connected system databases, you can then audit and reconcile the main asset database of record using CATS from Fulcrum Technologies.  This will accurately update asset status for any assets that have vanished and do not appear in the audits.  The reconciliation process can even match lost to found items - like if someone along the supply chain changed the label or if an asset comes back from repair with a different label.  In that case, it wouldn’t necessarily be a ghost asset, as CATS would discern the match.  

The best practice for keeping ghosts at bay?  Scanning with the CATS mobile solution at every possible transaction point; receiving, warehousing, transfer, placed into service, sent to repair, and decommissioning / retirement / disposal.  Then, reconciling the data in CATS to ensure the accuracy of every connected system, as well as the asset database of record.

If you want to call the (asset) Ghostbusters, just email info@Fulcrum.net.  

The First Person to Ever Paraglide Off of Mount Rainier?  Fulcrum’s Own Cory Stevens.

In 1992, Cory Stevens trudged up to the top of Mount Rainier, bringing with him the heavy load of a Paraglider.  At 14,410 feet, they hit the top of the iconic mountain, the highest mountain of the Cascade Range of the Pacific Northwest.  He set up his glider in the snowy environment, got situated on the edge, and pushed off… making history in the process as the first person to ever paraglide off of Rainier.

Known as the “Terminator” in flying circles, Cory’s fearless flights transcended many of the world’s scenic peaks, cliffs, mountain tops, and even volcanos for over 25 years.  He has flown in Italy, Switzerland, Alaska, Mexico, and everywhere in-between.

He recalls one stormy day where the strong, and constantly changing winds kept the entire set of paragliders huddled in safety up on the top of Tiger Mountain in Washington.  Eventually, a lone paraglider took off in the stormy conditions, and as everyone watched, managed to navigate just through the erratic gusts.  This eventually satisfied the fearful group, and 1 by 1 they began to follow suit.

This lone flier who led the way was Fulcrum CEO Brent Bauer, who, like Cory, has been known to launch into adventures with a calculated expert ease.  The two of them together bring a great deal of pragmatic confidence to Fulcrum, which has helped navigate over 40 Asset Lifecycle Management installations at Communication Service Providers in the USA and internationally.  Similar to flying, they find the best route to accomplish what they need to do, regardless of whether or not it’s the traditional way of getting things done.

The conditions and environment for every enterprise can be unpredictable and difficult.  The key is navigating the chaos to find solutions that both optimize and empower.  To do so takes the strength and leadership that www.Fulcrum.net brings every single day.  

Asset Lifecycle Management Benefits:

CATS is a comprehensive suite of ALM software that will automate and improve any efforts currently underway to manage information associated with network assets for the benefit of any group within your organization.  Here are some of the many benefits:

  • Eliminate the purchase of duplicate equipment.
  • Reduce the inventory level of spare equipment.
  • Assure that invoiced equipment has really been received and it matches the Purchase Order.
  • Follow equipment through the return & repair process.
  • Deter theft and fraud with increased audit trail accountability.
  • Achieve property tax and reporting compliance.
  • Vastly improve accuracy of ERP, OSS & BSS systems.
  • Reduce repair and replacement expense through warranty tracking at part and asset level.
  • Improve the efficiency of data center technicians by helping them find spares quickly and giving visibility into network information.

To get the benefits of Asset Lifecycle Management in your enterprise, company, or organization, visit www.Fulcrum.Net today.

Datacenter Infrastructure Management (DCIM)

Every data center strives to optimize their CAPEX and OPEX to stay competitive and be successful in the long run.  To do so requires a disciplined approach to infrastructure management.  Data center infrastructure management (DCIM) lets you use best practices from Asset Lifecycle Management (ALM) to track and manage your data center assets, giving you an accurate, real-time view of your asset’s “useful life” using data for financial data management, analysis, dashboards, and reporting.  Fulcrum's CATS software provides powerful, flexible, intelligent mobile scanning solutions to support DCIM. 

In addition, the data collected and reconciled by CATS lets you see what assets you have, when they were installed, the depreciation schedule, and what current book value is.   Having this snapshot enables financial data management and analysis of every physical asset in your data center.  In short, CATS is the link between physical assets and financial systems, providing asset data and financial analysis throughout the entire lifecycle to reduce CAPEX. 

Some Fulcrum CATS DCIM Solutions:

Track hardware or software assets:  In addition to tracking any hardware asset, CATS lets you track software licenses, redeploy software, manage the term - and even get notifications when terms are about to expire.

Customer and/or project focus:  CATS gives you the option to track equipment by customer, project, or both.

Track it down to the blade position:  CATS allows you to track assets down to the rack and blade/spot location.

Identify idle equipment:  CATS can identify idle equipment, allowing for it to be redeployed where you need it.

End-of-life and maintenance management:  CATS lets you track equipment end-of-life and maintenance contract expiration, which includes getting proactive alerts when it is time to act.

Track rack space reservations:  CATS allows you to keep track of rack space reservations per customer opportunity, with the option to automatically set an expiration after some period of time.  

Track equipment power and heat requirements:  CATS allows you to track equipment power and heat requirements, and can provide warnings when installations are about to exceed rack power capacity or cooling capacity for the aisle or room.  

Track passive infrastructure:  CATS allows you to track passive infrastructure like battery banks, diesel generators and cooling systems.  

Track any and all relevant asset data:  CATS allows you to integrate sensor data to report on actual power utilization, temperature, battery capacity, generator fuel levels and run hours.  

Get data center visualization:  CATS lets you provide visualization of data center and rack-level equipment, allowing for visual searches and drill downs to all asset details.  

Integrate RFID sensors:  CATS gives you the ability to integrate RFID sensors to simplify data collection. RFID for rack verification and recording of equipment leaving and/or entering a room can play a big part in ensuring data accuracy for data center assets.

Use a powerful mobile front end:  CATS lets you use a best-in-class mobile front end to allow easy recording of installation activity.  

For over 18 years, Fulcrum has been the leader for Asset Lifecycle Management (ALM), integrating tightly with all major back-end ERP systems such as Oracle and SAP. CATS provides Data Center admins with a holistic view of a data center’s performance so that equipment, energy and floor space are used as efficiently as possible, while collecting data across a variety of mobile platforms, including iOS and Android.

The CATS ALM solution includes software, services, labels, and mobile hardware to make sure your solution is seamlessly integrated from end to end.  If you would like to implement DCIM at your data centers, please email INFO@FULCRUM.NET today.

Secure Mobile Phone Scanning Software

When choosing a mobile solution front end to track and manage your critical assets, infrastructure, and equipment, you need to consider a few “must-have” features.  

First, you should have a mobility solution that can be configured to let any worker in any environment scan 1D, 2D, or Micro PDF barcodes.  You also want that mobile software to work on any major scanner or smartphone scanning platform, so you have flexibility, choices, and known interfaces.  Whether your people are in the field, the warehouse, or back office, they will need a reliable, consistent method of capturing ALL transactional data to feed your fixed asset database.  From an ergonomic perspective, you want that worker to perform asset scans with the least amount of attempts required, capturing asset data as it flows organically throughout its lifecycle.

And every role throughout the supply chain workflow is unique, with a unique set of needed functionality.  Because of this, you want a solution that has multiple-step processes which can be configured for different types of users. 

When tracking assets to the tops of snowy mountains and into rattlesnake infested cell sites in the desert, we have learned a valuable lesson; you also never know when you’re going to be connected, so your solution needs to work perfectly online, and can perfectly collect data in a ‘batch mode’ when offline. 

Lastly, in this era where intellectual property as a competitive advantage in the enterprise, having enterprise-grade security from end-to-end for your mobile solution is invaluable.   This level of security ensures your collected proprietary data remains uncompromised.  It requires having a secure log-on, user limited permissions, and encrypted password protection.  It should also allow you to connect in real-time and through a secure transport layer behind your own firewall.

These are all best practices that we’ve implemented in major Communication Service Providers in North America and abroad.  If you want to talk with one of our consultants on how to perfect your enterprise mobile scanning, email INFO@Fulcrum.net.  We would love to help.

Why We Don't Barcode People (But Could)

From the very first day barcodes were introduced, conspiracy theorists have publically worried about a future where every individual is marked with a barcode which is encoded with identifying data, bank account numbers, sensitive records, or any other valuable piece of information. Many of them have also theorized that the barcode creators went so far as to embed “666” into the barcode structure – a theory that has been repeatedly and thoroughly debunked.

The concept of barcoding humans – considered a workplace’s most valuable asset – certainly makes a very interesting science fiction story, but the reality of that scenario is that it wouldn’t be an optimal way to ‘mark’ a human.  For starters, barcoded data is very static, so anything you encode originally will be what is encoded forever. You couldn’t account for new medical situations, life changes, or ID updates with a static barcode tattooed to your wrist.

In theory, you could use a 2D barcode to provide access to a specific URL where content would be kept up-to-date. 2D barcodes also have an ‘error correction’ ability which means tarnished barcode tattoos could potentially still be read.

A more likely scenario would be to install a microscopic GPS or RFID transmitter underneath a human’s skin, done in a way that is discreet and non intrusive with regular motion.  This would allow the chips to send the human’s current data to receivers who can use it to access records, accounts, updates and more.

Regardless of what type of asset you have - human or fixed - Fulcrum Technologies can give you visibility, insight, and control over it through every possible lifecycle stage.   We've done it around the world with millions of assets - saving our customers millions of dollars. 

Top 5 Inventory Disasters of All Time

Wise Supply Chain, Warehouse, and Logistics Managers can learn from other people's mistakes when it comes to warehouse and inventory management. There have been millions of minor inventory problems, and numerous major catastrophes as well.  Some of the disasters were so enormous that it led to the formation of inventory management as an independent area of study in many management colleges keeping in mind the various supply chain organizations operating globally.  It also gave rise to the Six Sigma practices being a dominant force of normalization for inventory and supply chains.

Here are 5 of the top 10 inventory disasters in the world, historically:

1.      Foxmeyer’s Gamble into IT

In this era, information technology was just beginning to be in news and it impressed Foxmeyer the most, which was then the second largest wholesale drug distributor in the U.S, with sales over $5 billion dollars in a highly competitive industry. The company completely overestimated the efficiency gains from the new systems. It picked up orders in large numbers in advance. However the new system failed to handle huge order numbers leading to the collapse of company which filed for bankruptcy and the main operating division of the $5 billion company was sold to its larger rival, McKesson, for only $80 million.  Pennies on the dollar, thanks to their blunders...

2.      Robots Completely Ruin General Motors

Roger Smith the CEO of GM planned to deploy 14,000 new robots in GM plants by 1990 to increase the efficiency in plants. But the move backfired when robots worth billions of dollars failed to work and led to decrease in efficiency and lowered productivity. The entire project was later largely scrapped and Smith fired, as GM’s costs rose and market share shrunk. It is said that at that time GM could have bought both Toyota and Nissan with the money it spent on failed robots.

3.      Adidas Warehouse goes Awry

Adidas decided to upgrade its warehouse to modern warehouse management system but reminded rigid on using its own Stratus computer instead of vendor’s Unix-based System, asking them to port the system to their computers. The move failed and Adidas was unable to process and ship orders leading to major market share losses that persisted for a long while.

4.      No toys for Christmas in 1999 by Toys R Us.com (Whoops!)

It was the beginning of online retailing business and Toys R Us, advertised heavily for its online division promising to make Christmas deliveries for any orders placed online by Dec. 10. Perhaps it underestimated the power of internet as tens of thousands of orders were placed and despite the inventory being mostly in place, the company simply cannot pick, pack and ship the orders fast enough.  It led to the famous “We’re sorry “ emails being sent by the company to its customers two days before the Christmas leaving the customers irked and forever tarnishing the reputation of brand proving a wakeup call to the rest of the industry.

5.      Cisco’s 2001 Inventory Disaster

This example is the perfect example of the excessive inventory affects as Cisco in May 2001, reported $2.2 billion worth inventory extra which it was unable to sell as Cisco was slow to see the slowing demand and ended up with way more routers, switches and other gear than it needed.

Data Reconciliation for Your Asset Database of Record

So you used Fulcrum Technologies mobile scanning solutions to amass a huge amount of data about your physical inventory, assets, and critical infrastructure in the field.  Then what do you do with that data?  The first step in making the data transform into actionable data is through reconciling that data to create an accurate, real-time fixed asset accounting database.  Traditional ledgers are often years out of date with various capitalization limits and accounting approaches. The best practice is to correct these deficiencies and create asset records that can be easily maintained and audited in the short, medium, and long-term future.

An in depth review of the accounting records will often present the structure, paradigm, and path that needs to be followed. The assets attributes like age, type and available detail will populate the field data requirements and show how you should conduct the reconciliation.

Automated processes can connect your field data with your “books”. In many cases, the reconciliation can be completed with this single step, but often it’s more complex. If necessary, you can physically match material assets between the two data sets that were not connected electronically so that any material discrepancies can be resolved.

This central reconciliation should also take (and verify) inputs from any connected system, whether it is OSS, BSS, ERP, or Legacy, so it has another perspective into the data.  Then the new asset database of record can push out the best possible data to those same connected systems, so you can maintain accurate records at every location.  This process makes every single aspect of your asset records better at ever possible reference point, improving company wide CAPEX, OPEX, and business efficiencies.  

How does a barcode scanner work?

Barcodes would be absolutely worthless without the technology and devices to read them.  Barcode scanners have to have the ability to read the black-and-white zebra lines on products instantly and feed that information to a computer or checkout terminal, which can process and identify them immediately using a defined product database.

Here's how they do it.

For the sake of this simple example, let's assume that barcodes are simple on-off, binary patterns with each black line corresponding to a one and each white line a zero. (Real barcodes are much more sophisticated and complicated than this, but let's keep things simple for educational purposes.)

1.    Scanning head shines LED or laser light onto barcode.

2.    Light reflects back off barcode into a light-detecting electronic component called a photoelectric cell. White areas of the barcode reflect the most light, while black areas reflect the least.

3.    As the scanner moves past the barcode, the cell generates a pattern of on-off pulses that correspond to the black and white stripes. So for the code shown here ("black black black white black white black black"), the cell would be "off off off on off on off off."

4.    An electronic circuit attached to the scanner converts these on-off pulses into binary digits (zeroes and ones).

5.    The binary digits are sent to a computer attached to the scanner, which detects the code as “11101011”.

In some scanners, there's a single photoelectric cell and, as you move the scanner head past the product (or the product past the scanner head), the cell detects each part of the black-white barcode in turn. In more sophisticated scanners, there's a whole line of photoelectric cells and the entire code is detected in one go.

In reality, scanners don't detect zeroes and ones and produce binary numbers as their output: they detect sequences of black and white stripes, as we've shown here, but convert them directly into decimal numbers, giving a decimal number as their output.

Fulcrum Presenting Asset Lifecycle Management Best Practices at ITExpo 2017

Fulcrum Technologies Presenting Asset Lifecycle Management Best Practices for CSPs at ITExpo ‘17

“Mobility and Software Solutions for Asset Lifecycle Management and Capex Optimization.”

This is a high-level strategy presentation and discussion on best practices for using mobile phones to automate any asset and infrastructure supply chain using Asset Lifecycle Management technology, as proven by numerous Telecom and Communication Service Provider companies. Hear best practices for efficient ways for CSPs to get Asset Visibility, Insight, and Control of all their assets, and use ALM to purify and enhance data coming from OSS, BSS, and ERP systems.

For registration and more details, please visit their site HERE

Handheld Barcode Scanners for Asset Tracking and Management:

Handheld scanners are a key component of an end-to-end asset lifecycle management strategy.  Designed for use in industrial settings, warehouses, and field locations, they provide volumes of critical data to be reconciled and utilized as actionable data and business intelligence. 

The great thing about barcode scanners and inventory capturing apps is that they’re often compatible with your existing software, and many are available with cross-device compatibility. That means your team could be using their personal smartphones to scan barcodes on the job, with a minimal additional cost to your organization, provided security can be adequately mitigated with a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policy.

To find out what your best solution is, ask Fulcrum Technologies.  We know more about the devices than the manufacturers do, and can suggest strategies and best practices that fit your enterprise’s specific needs.

At Fulcrum Technologies, We Make Asset Superheroes.

To survive and thrive in a changing environment, successful companies create Asset Superheroes to track their most valuable assets as well as deploy next generation technologies in an efficient and timely manner. As a result, these successful companies operate at peak performance while reaping maximum benefit from their capital investments.

CFO/Accounting and Finance Managers, Supply-Chain Executives, and Network Operations/Engineering Executives and Managers can all become Superheroes with powerful, intelligent, flexible Asset Lifecycle Management (ALM), saving their company millions of dollars in CAPEX.  These Superheroes use CATS ALM, a solution trusted around the world.

But with great power comes great responsibility.  We ask that you not abuse your new-found abilities with your coworkers. 

Some CATS users are unable to handle their newfound Superhero ALM skills.  

Some CATS users are unable to handle their newfound Superhero ALM skills.  

You’ve got a ridiculous amount of data. What are you going to do about it?

Every communication service provider CSP is sitting on a warehouse full of data, from their operations to their customer activity.  Data comes from their ALM scanning.  It comes from BSS and OSS systems.  It comes from legacy systems.  It comes from everywhere… in droves.

Successful Telecoms are able to centralize, reconcile, and verify the volumes of data, turning bits and bytes into actionable intelligence.  To have accurate visibility, insight and control of your assets from end to end, you have to have ALM in the center of all of your connected systems. This improves the accuracy of the data by means of data reconciliation as well as data collection. This ensures the integrity of CSP asset information, reduces the need for physical audits and serves as the database of record for all assets.


Fulcrum/MDSI Webinar: Asset Lifecycle Management as a key component of a Service Provider's Supply Chain

Asset Lifecycle Management, when done properly, is a critical component of an overall Supply Chain Management practice. Management Data Systems International (MDSI) and Fulcrum Technologies - developers of the CATS ALM Software solution - present best practices to allow you to manage complex supply chain and inventory management issues for both forward and reverse logistics, optimizing your CAPEX and OPEX expenditures. Powerful, flexible, intelligent mobile scanning solutions let you scan, track, and get visibility of your assets. From there, we overlay information gathered from integrated systems including MDSi’s Acuity Solution and other financial, engineering, supply chain, OSS, or BSS applications to achieve true, real-time business intelligence to make meaningful decisions. This information can then be used for reports, dashboards, and controls to provide both insight and verifiable data to drive to strategies and corporate initiatives. 

Coupled with MDSi’s logistics management services, we will present best practices, solution examples, and real-world ROI that gives you an incredible competitive and operational advantage.

Mark Bourgoin, EVP, Fulcrum
Shannon Payne, VP Business Development at MDSi, Inc.

To attend click HERE.

Color Barcodes

In today’s bright and vibrant global supply chain, the colors used in labeling can be just as important as the words or the label data. It’s no longer just valuable to show a pretty label on a finished product – demand for color labeling has moved beyond finished goods and businesses are beginning to see the importance of using color labeling throughout the entire supply chain for a number of reasons.

The need to support color label printing is becoming more prevalent across all industries in order to meet evolving customer and corporate branding requirements. Also, new government regulations, which require the use of color, are leading businesses to completely rethink the way they identify and label products. These evolving mandates are further driving investments in color labeling. With these impending changes it’s becoming increasingly important to have a solution in place that allows companies to quickly and easily add color to their labels and adjust to shifting environments. Therefore, as customers’ demands change companies must evolve their labeling strategies right alongside their products and processes to avoid any disruptions in their supply chain.

Color label printing in an automated system have proven to be critical for doing business in today’s global supply chain. Implementing an Enterprise Labeling approach, which offers the power and flexibility to support complex, global and high volume labeling, allows firms to quickly and easily create color labels to improve usability and brand recognition and most important safety without all the effort, cost and waste associated with using pre-printed stock.

A wide range of industries have seen governments make a steady push to increase workplace safety through the use of better warning labels. While long chunks of text or black-and-white images can be easily missed or ignored, color labels stand out and draw attention. As such, new global rules are calling for colored symbols on labels, which can more clearly indicate any crucial information that both handlers and customers in the supply chain need to know

The need for color printing is becoming more pervasive as companies look to meet the challenges of compliance and other regulations, reduce their dependence on pre-printed label stock, and adhere to emerging brand standards and customer requirements. 

Using Asset Lifecycle Management to Improve Your Supply Chain

A successful ALM implementation starts by identifying key areas and key performance indicators for improvement and creating a strategic long-term vision.  According to the Gartner Group, a company that effectively and efficiently implements an automated Asset Lifecycle Management (ALM) program can anticipate a saving of 15-20 per cent of the Total Cost of Ownership.

That is because ALM is the complete end-to-end management of equipment through each of the lifecycle stages, from acquisition to receipt, return, warehousing, order fulfillment, transportation, installation, maintenance, sparing, repairs, decommissioning, redeployment, and finally retirement.

To read the rest of the article, please click HERE.

XO Communication Presenting at ISE Expo with Fulcrum Technologies

XO's Director Yvonne Sabatini, recognized for establishing "Best In Class Supply Chain" at XO, will be presenting ALM Best Practices at the 2016 ISE Expo on September 21st at 8:00AM.  This presentation is titled "PERFECT ASSET LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT FOR ICTS: GETTING VISIBILITY, INSIGHT, AND CONTROL OF CRITICAL ASSETS", and is going to be introduced by Fulcrum CEO Brent Bauer.

According to Gartner Group and PWCC Asset Management consulting best practices, a company that effectively and efficiently implements an asset management program including automation of this process can anticipate a saving of 15-20% of the Total Cost of ownership for those assets managed.  Attendees will hear first-hand how XO Communications had a positive CAPEX and OPEX impact up and down their Supply Chain using Asset Lifecycle Management.

This session will include Goals, Challenges, the Business Case, Pains, Best Practices, Real-World Examples, and more.  

To attend the session, you must be signed up for the 2016 ISE Expo (Formerly OSP Expo). 

Yvonne Sabatini, Recognized as establishing “Best In Class” Supply Chain at XO.

Yvonne Sabatini, Recognized as establishing “Best In Class” Supply Chain at XO.

Asset Lifecycle Management Telecom

To have accurate visibility, insight and control of your assets from end to end, Telecom organizations have to have Asset Lifecycle Management (ALM) in the center of all back-end, mobile, and e-Polling systems. This greatly improves the accuracy of the data by means of data reconciliation as well as data collection. A great ALM solution can reconcile and verify any and all asset data regardless of the source, to provide every connected system with the most accurate and consistent data possible, at either a high or low level. This ensures the integrity of CSP asset information, reduces or removes the need for physical audits and serves as the database of record for all assets.

Because critical asset and infrastructure costs are so enormous ($350 billion globally), network & engineering executives, finance managers and supply chain executives are all starting to demand better ALM to solve a plethora of their Supply Chain pains:

·    It reduces the requirement to purchase duplicate equipment.

·    It allows for efficient reuse of extra assets, inventory and spare equipment (spares).

·    It gives visibility and insight into invoiced equipment to provide an understanding of what has truly been received and if it matches the purchase orders (POs).

·    It gives visibility and insight into the status of equipment going through the return and repair process.

·    It reduces theft, fraud and employee stockpiling / hoarding.

Asset Lifecycle Management Benefits for Telecom:

·    It gives Telecom companies an accurate picture of what is actually in use & where the inventory and assets reside - to allow for accurate tax payments.

·    It supports internal controls to allow for compliance, which reduces organizational and regulatory risks immensely.

·    It removes excessive repair and replacement expense through granular-level accurate warranty tracking.

·    It also allows field techs to find spares quickly, with insight into network information, revision numbers and more.

The ability to use ALM to reduce and optimize capex becomes a telecom’s biggest strategic advantage in a fiercely competitive global marketplace.   This is because ALM is the complete end-to-end management of network equipment through each of the many lifecycle stages from acquire to retire.

To learn how Asset Lifecycle Management can help you, please email info@fulcrum.net, or visit www.Fulcrum.net.