To BYOD or Not To BYOD, That is The Question

Most companies today are debating the prospects of a Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) structure for their corporate wireless environments. However, there are several considerations that need to be investigated and the costs associated with some of these considerations need to be quantified, before deciding on a BYOD versus a non-BYOD environment.The latest report by Alsbridge outlines five key areas that need to be reviewed including, compliance, provisioning, financial, protection of corporate information, and behaviors. In addition, a cost analysis for a BYOD versus a non-BYOD environment is included for a real-life customer. 

A BYOD policy allows each employee to purchase their own wireless device and to select their own wireless carrier. The perceived benefits from a BYOD environment include a reduction in wireless expenses incurred by the corporation, increased employee satisfaction due to the fact that they can now choose their own device/carrier and a reduction in corporate resource time to administer the wireless program.

Probably one of the largest reasons why a company considers a move to a BYOD environment is financial.  There is a perception that a BYOD environment will save money for the company over the long run. Corporations who are considering moving to a BYOD environment should perform a financial analysis. In addition, the considerations noted in this white paper should be included in the analysis in order to determine the best approach. Every corporation is different and a “one size fits all” approach is not possible in the mobility space. However, a balanced analysis that takes into account financial and other considerations, coupled with clear and effective mobility policies, is appropriate when determining a BYOD or a Corporate-Liable environment.

To know if BYOD environment is for you and what financial and other factors need to be considered, download the complete report To BYOD or Not to BYOD: That is The Question.

About Alsbridge Inc.

Alsbridge is a global consulting firm that helps companies transform and optimize the way they purchase, manage and leverage technology and business processes.   We have over 175 team members on 4 continents serving over 200 clients a year including more than 40% of the Fortune 500.  Alsbridge has helped hundreds of companies reduce costs and get more value from their vendors.  Our experienced consultants leverage proprietary tools and information databases to identify and engage the optimal vendors for your situation, negotiate best practice terms at fair market prices, and improve the way you work with your service providers.  Alsbridge clients utilize the most cost effective and value added sources globally for IT infrastructure services, network carrier services, hardware and software, application support and development, business processes and cloud services.

EDITORS/WRITERS: Journalists interested in covering the above topic or interviewing one of our SMEs may contact:

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Office: (214) 696-6410

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