This is the final post in a series of four blog posts on mobile devices.
Navigating The Mobile Device Maze, Part 4: The Importance of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
When a business is considering deploying a new mobile computing system, the first question is usually “how much is it going to cost?” The fastest answer is to simply add up the acquisition prices for specified devices, accessories and applications. But the reality is, in today’s complex mobility environments, purchase price is only one of many factors that determine the true cost of your deployment. Most businesses find there are substantial differences between simple acquisition costs and the much more complex—and much more accurate—ongoing operational costs.