The Holy Grail of BYOD – The Hidden Costs ?

This is taken direct from CIO.COM – an article of great interest. Know, what you are getting into – before taking the plunge: http://www.cio.com/article/703511/BYOD_If_You_Think_You_re_Saving_Money_Think_Again

It’s the battle hymn of the mobile worker: They want to use their personal iPhones, iPads and Android devices instead of company-issued BlackBerry smartphones and PlayBooks to get their jobs done. It’s part of a growing trend called BYOD, or bring-your-own-device.

While CIOs might gloat at BYOD’s perceived cost savings—no more BlackBerry purchases!—they’d be wrong to do so. Aberdeen Group found that a company with 1,000 mobile devices spends an extra $170,000 per year, on average, when they use a BYOD approach.

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