BYOD implies that employees purchase their
own hardware, reducing the employer’s CAPEX.
But does it also mean the mobile plan should
also be purchased by the employee?
Not if you want to bring your OPEX down as
well. Opting for a corporate plan gives you
a number of advantages: you can negotiate
cheaper mobile rate plans without the traditional
hardware subsidies factored in, still pay
corporate rates rather than consumer rates,
have free calling between employees and
integration with landlines. None of these benefits
are available to employees on a personal plan.
However, there is a critical need for improved
user visibility of mobile costs, reimbursement
of personal usage and improved analysis and
With a balanced mobile policy, Enterprise
Mobility Management technology, hardware
support and cost control, the CIO is empowered
to answer the BYOD question and say “yes, meet
us half way … you can use your own device for
work as long as you comply with the policy and
we can manage your device on the network”.
And by choosing the right tools or partners
for device management, mobile service desk
and expense management, the CIO has the
full visibility of policy compliance, security,
productivity and total cost of ownership.
BYOD. IT DOESN’T HAVE TO SPELL TROUBLE