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February 2013/ Volume 2, Issue 2

Enterprise mobility and BYOD cost challenges plague organizations

Even if an IT department manages to successfully develop a robust mobility program, find the right device and application management products, deploy mobile productivity applications, control data leakage, and upgrade the networking infrastructure to support an influx of new devices, there's still the problem of cost. Enterprise mobility costs are one facet that often goes overlooked during the mobile planning stages, said industry watchers. Companies can manually manage those expenses themselves, but there are also plenty of vendors willing to help bring down and control the cost of mobile initiatives, such as Amtel, Avema Corp. and Tangoe Inc. IT pros have a less rosy assessment. BYOD costs add up and won't save your organization money, said Damian Broccoli, an infrastructure engineer at Terex Corp., a large equipment manufacturer based in Dallas. With BYOD, the company would still be reimbursing employees' mobile costs, along with supporting those devices. Going with corporate-issued devices provides an organization more ...

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