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Avoid data usage blowouts: manage and monitor with confidence

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Many Australian businesses have now been mandated to self-isolate and work from home – and as a country, we’ve been admirably responsive in allocating assets and services to keep our people connected and supported. 

However, what comes next for IT and finance departments is interesting. Monitoring and proactively managing domestic data consumption is key to understanding whether the right services have been allocated – both for enabling performance and ensuring efficiency. Additionally, working from home will put a load on the NBN and fixed networks, and many staff will revert to hot-spot on their phones. Not, all organisations have instant visibility over their usage, or indeed over device and asset allocations, and data could become costly.

Bluewater’s Mobile Fleet Console enables you to easily monitor and proactively manage domestic data consumption 

Integrating directly with Telstra, Bluewater enables you to make strong decisions based on near real-time data.  

The platform supports the entire lifecycle of workflows that begins when an asset is procured, ensuring your organisation keeps control and visibility over all assets as well as how they are used, allocated and paid for.  

 With Bluewater’s Mobile Fleet Console, you can see: 


  • The number of services that share data in the mobile account
  • How many shared and non-shared services are over their data limit 
  • How much data is available for the entire pool to be used within a month
  • How much data has been consumed so far

The console also allows you to drill down to see: 

  • Top data users
  • Volume
  • Allowances
  • Trends
  • Time of use

As a result, Bluewater enables you to encourage certain behaviours by setting thresholds and automatic email alerts to individuals who have breached their threshold, while also notifying your telecom administrators.

Use Bluewater administrators to avoid excess data cost 

See clearly whether the remaining data is enough to cover your billing cycle and avoid excess costs. Proactively reach out to Telstra to suggest a plan revision or request additional data packs through the Bluewater Procure module. 

Greater control and governance over data is essential now and in the coming months

Give your staff visibility of their usage, and provide your administrator with a tool that helps to proactively manage behaviours and costs before they get out of hand.

What to do now 

If you haven’t set up the MFC module within your Bluewater platform, connect with our support team. We can apply your business rules and have it ready to use quickly. 

If you’ve set it up,  but haven’t activated email threshold alerts for users, we recommend contacting our support team and getting these in place. 

If you’re currently thinking about implementing the platform, now is a better time than any. Check out these case studies if in doubt, then give us a call. 

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