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Do companies really save money with BYOD plans?

0. phoneArena posted on 28 May 2013, 02:56

BYOD, or Bring You're Own Device, is the program that some companies have put in place that allows employees to bring their own personally owned smartphones to work instead of relying on company distributed models; the idea is that employees will be more productive with smartphones that they are familiar with instead of being forced by their employer to use an unfamiliar OS...

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posted on 28 May 2013, 04:47 1

1. Dadler22 (Posts: 161; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

How did they get the figure of 965 average on the device?

posted on 31 May 2013, 19:54

4. 14545 (Posts: 1668; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

I would be curious to know that as well. Even expensive Apple devices are well under 800. I think they might have gotten the 700 and 900 prices backwards.

posted on 28 May 2013, 17:51

2. icyrock1 (Posts: 307; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)

BYOD is a stupid idea; I don't want to use my personal device to do my work on. And, if you read the BYOD policies, normally they can confiscate your device from you.

I would rather buy a separate work device than let them be able to take my personal device.

posted on 31 May 2013, 19:53

3. 14545 (Posts: 1668; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

I didn't realize the confiscation policy. In that case I can agree with you. I mean if they have the ability to confiscate my device I would rather them just give me something that I don't mind losing.

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