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Tech & telco management for organisations that improve the world

From strategic oversight of technology to hands-on telco management we help manage expenses, vendor relationships and implement your strategy to maximise your impact while reducing costs.

MANAGE | AUDIT | OPTIMISE

For clients who seek tighter control of their technology services, to stay on top of assets, save money and ensure teams get the right services.

To ensure your technology strategies and procurement projects deliver maximum value we provide strategic oversight, governance and telecommunications management services.

From the the nitty-gritty of rationalising your technology spend to providing oversight and governance of your IT strategy, we can help with operational and telco management.

Amber Beard, Account Director

Technology Strategy Oversight

Our expert technology advisors and CIO's provide strategic and independent advice to ensure that you choose, implement and manage the right technologies in the right way for your organisation. We ensure your strategy comes to life, vendors deliver the greatest value and executive leadership understand the impact of their investment.

Telecommunications Management

Our robust Telco Management includes expense management, custom analytics & analysis software, contract auditing and benchmarking.

Our Telco Expense Management (TEM) service includes monthly expense reporting and auditing, mobile data management, cost centre reporting, contract tracking and asset register maintenance.

 

We’re for organisations who improve the world.

WE SPECIALISE IN NFP, GOVERNMENT AND SOCIAL ENTERPRISES 
 
Matt Walton, General Manager
CIO AS A SERVICE

Ongoing Strategic Advice

Many of our client's managers don't have the time or technical expertise to proactively manage technology.

 

Our strategic consultants and CIOs can help support your team to develop, implement and manage your IT strategy, vendors and stakeholders.

 
ONGOING MANAGEMENT | TMAAS

Telco Management

We’ll help you manage your services, stay on top of assets, proactively control your costs and ensure teams get the right services to do their job well.

Our telco experts allow you to keep your in-house resources where you need them and provides significant opportunities to reduce costs. 

 
 
Mohamad Uzair, Associate Consultant
Hamish McLean, Team Leader TMaaS
ONGOING TELCO MANAGEMENT

On call support

We’re leaders in the the field of telecommunications contracts and analytics for Not-for-Profits and government. In the last 12 months saved our NFP and government clients $16M.

Our Telecommunications Service Desk supplements your teams in delivering day to day operational requirements that align to organisational strategic priorities.

 

Ensuring adherence to internal cost management, stakeholder reporting, workflow and vendor accountability frameworks.

TELCO EXPENSE MANAGEMENT

Optimising your mobile contracts

It’s pretty common for organisations to be paying more than they should on their mobile fleets.

 

Whether you're mid contract, just signed or towards the end, our analysis software and hands on experience will help you get the most out of your current contract - without breaking it.

This is another one of the quickest ways of helping our clients access funds to invest in technology strategy. 

 
TELCO EXPENSE MANAGEMENT

Verifying your rates

Being on the wrong rates is one of the most common reasons for organisations to be significantly overcharged.


We’ll make sure you’re on the correct rates and get your money back if you’re not.

DID YOU KNOW

Between 5-25% of telecommunications billing is erroneous. Left unchecked, these errors can account for a sizeable amount of your budget each year.

TELCO EXPENSE MANAGEMENT

Auditing unneeded services

You’d be surprised how many organisations are losing money on services that aren't being used. It's understandable when you have hundreds or thousands of devices.


We’ll do the tedious task of tracking down all the services you're paying for that are no longer required and help you save quite a bit of money.

In fact this is one of the quickest ways of helping our clients access funds to invest in technology strategy. 

TECH & TELCO MANAGEMENT

Vendor Management

As an experienced independent partner, we help with the ongoing management of vendors using proven frameworks that lead to positive relationships, increased accountability, speedier issue resolution, and better service integration.

James O'Callaghan, Senior Consultant
Tim Anderson, Senior Consultant

Management services

  • Monitoring expense management

  • Bill auditing & exception reporting

  • Mobile data management

  • Cost centre reporting

  • Billing resolution management

  • Cost savings implementation

  • Service / plan procurement

  • Contract status tracking

  • Helpdesk support​

  • Site set-ups & relocations

  • Hardware & device procurement

  • Vendor management

  • ICT steering committee support

  • Executive/board reporting

  • Program oversight

PROPRIETARY SOFTWARE

Proprietary expense analysis software

Over 18 years we've developed custom analytics software to programmatically assess large telco bills. In minutes we can analyse contracts with thousands of line items combined with industry-wide benchmarks and trends to rapidly identify gaps and opportunities.

 
 

Case studies

Unified Communications Strategy

Beyond Blue help Australians achieve their best possible mental health.

We supported them with an Independent RFP process and strategy for their Unified Communications.


Moving their telephony, document collaboration and instant messaging to the one platform meant that they had a seamless transition to remote working for the entire organisation.

 

“There have been huge benefits to our organisation of engaging Dog and Bone.”

DEAN MILLS, HEAD OF TECHNOLOGY, ANGLICARE VICTORIA

“We’re able to have a huge impact on our clients from a tech and telco perspective, which enables them to grow and reinvest in their missions. With the kinds of clients we have I really love the fact that we can help them achieve their mission."

MOHAMMAD UZAIR, ASSOCIATE CONSULTANT

Drop us a line.

You may have an immediate need or just want to explore your options - we're available.

 

We'll connect you with an advisor or consultant who can provide insight, case studies or clarify what you might need.

Phone: 03 9403 5700

Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm

326 High St, Northcote VIC 3070

Let’s chat.

Amber Beard, Account Director
Dan McKinley, CEO
Erin Tuhanuku, Communications Coordinator
Matt Walton, General Manager

The Wurundjeri people are the traditional custodians of the land we work on, where sovereignty was never ceded.

 

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people and their culture and pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging.

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