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Why IT should consider managed mobility services
This article is part of the Modern Mobility issue of April 2016 issue, Volume 2, Issue 4
As enterprise mobility expands, so too will the resources required to support and manage it. Companies caught in the flood might find it's time to outsource some of their mobility infrastructure and management. Managed mobility services can help organizations with the acquisition, provisioning and support of mobile devices, as well as the strategic planning that mobility initiatives require. Enterprise mobility vendors are very wisely optimizing their offerings to deliver them as managed services, and systems integrators and professional services firms are conceiving mobility as a service platforms. To understand the potential benefits of managed services, IT shops need to track the financial effects of their mobility deployments. In 2015, hardware-related spending accounted for 33% of mobile IT budgets, with software- and telecommunications-related spending coming in at 19% and 17%, respectively, according to VDC Research's analysis of mobile IT budgets. Spending on traditional support and help desk amenities, deployment and ...
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