DataXoom, a provider of mobile data services for businesses, is busy touting it’s latest offering: mobile data plans that will allow customers to share data across a company-wide BYOD environment.
DataXoom says it is the first wireless provider to allow enterprise customers to “experience the benefits of a BYOD environment, while realizing the cost savings and data pooling advantages that have previously only been available to large, centralized corporate-owned and sponsored accounts.”
According to an announcement from the company, mobile data consumption is ballooning at a rapid pace. But the mobile apps driving this growth are no longer considered a strategic advantage. Instead, they are now seen as a “requirement for businesses to remain competitive in their field.”
But that’s easier said than done. By DataXoom’s own admission, procuring, managing, and deploying mobile data to support these applications is a “timely and expensive hurdle.”
“IT leaders can spend half a million dollars to buy and support 1,000 enterprise-owned tablets, while they can support 2,745 user-owned tablets with that same budget,” explains Federica Troni, research director at Gartner. “Without a stipend, direct costs of user-owned tablets are 64 percent lower. When organizations have several users who want a tablet as a device of convenience, offering a BYOD option is the best alternative to limit cost and broaden access.”
To learn more about DataXoom’s answer to one of BYOD’s biggest problems, click here.