With BYOD Backlash, TCO Questions Are Raised

K. Weldon
K. Weldon

Summary Bullets:

  • Operators, MDM vendors, IT services companies, and everyone else in the enterprise mobility ecosystem has been talking about the huge and imminent rise of BYOD for a year or two.
  • In the real world, there appears to be a bit of a backlash, with some companies retrenching and questioning the alleged cost savings that accrue to a BYOD approach.

BYOD and IT consumerization are old news by now, with companies trying to accommodate their employees and save money at the same time.  The positioning of MDM software platforms and (to a lesser extent) TEM services over the last year as panaceas to deal with this ‘troubling’ trend has allowed a large number of companies in the enterprise mobility ecosystem to look gleefully to new revenues among customers that are looking for help in managing the costs and the inherent unmanageability/insecurity of personal devices. Continue reading “With BYOD Backlash, TCO Questions Are Raised”