To the untrained observer, the concept of BYOD is simple: bring in consumer devices and save money. However, this is often based on the incorrect assumption that device costs constitute a significant portion of enterprise mobility spend.
In reality, the device cost typically makes up less than 10 percent of a company’s annual mobility spend compared to voice and data, support costs, developer costs, and management software.
In return, the challenges of BYOD can increase the other 90 percent of spend to the point where BYOD will actually increase overall costs without providing any tangible benefits.
Between the cost of BYOD and the challenges of BYOD risk management, companies rarely get the cost savings and ROI they expected.
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