Friday, November 14, 2014

BYOD tablets cheaper than corporate-owned devices, says Gartner

Enterprises benefit more from bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies for employee tablets than to deploy enterprise-owned smartphones and laptops, said Gartner.

At a recent Gartner Symposium/ITxpo the analyst firm predicted the cost of a BYOD strategy is nearly half that of implementing a corporately owned, personally enabled (Cope) scheme – but only if the organisation passes some or all of the running costs to the employee.

“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 the same budget,” said Federica Troni, research director at Gartner.

“Without a stipend, direct costs of user-owned tablets are 64% lower. When organisations 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.”

Gartner predicted that, by 2018, there will be double the amount of employee-owned devices used for work than corporate-issued devices.

But enterprises will only save money using these methods if firms do not reimburse employees for voice and data plans, or if subsidies are set at a low level.

Tablet adoption

Tablet adoption has been growing over the last year, withtablet ownership in the UK increasing by 20% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2014.

Enterprises have also seen an increase in tablets. Earlier this year, Dell found at least 90% of IT decision-makers in most countries claim tablets are a standard part of their company’s IT strategy.

Gartner said 90% of organisations will support some form of BYOD plan in the year 2017.

However, a recent survey by Ovum and Dimension Data found over 60% of organisations are unable to adopt a BYOD policy due to business risk and compliance rules.

“A balanced mix of enterprise-owned and user-owned devices with different levels of stipends will be the most effective way of capitalising on the benefits of BYOD programmes, both in cost reduction and in the level of access to mobile technology,” said Troni.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Send your IT Requirements and donate for SERIOUS REQUEST from your savings and our profit!

Serious Request is a benefit event hosted the week before Christmas each year by Dutch radio station 3FM. 

The project, started in 2004, collects money for Red Cross initiatives

During 3FM Serious Request three radio DJ's live in a glass house for six days on a juice-only fast. 

They broadcast on radio throughout the whole 6 days but it's also being transmitted on television. 

For the first three years, the house was at Neude in Utrecht. 

In 2013 it was held in Leeuwarden

Since 2007, the location of the house has changed each year; While the radio DJ's are in residence, they play songs requested by internet-based listeners or visitors. 

When requesting a song, listeners are expected to donate money to the project; Dutch celebrities also donate money and auction their possessions. 

The Serious Request project has also been adopted by Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden, Kenya and South Korea.

Serious Request will be helt 2014 in Haarlem 

PROJECT 2014: HANDS OFF OUR GIRLS (supporting victims of sexual abuse)

design for IT will be supporting Serious Request by sharing a part of the profit made on revenue from you if you agree to share  a part of your savings on your purchases from design for IT!

Send us your RFQ and we will contact you to discuss the amount of money which will be donated to Serious Request 2014.

Sunday, November 9, 2014