Originally Posted by Doug Drinkwater, TabTimes
The bring-your-own device (BYOD) trend has been seen by many as another way in which enterprises can use tablets and smartphones while cutting costs, but a new report has cast doubt over that theory, while also suggesting tablets could one day replace laptops.
Mobile expense management company Xigo commissioned telecom industry association CCMI to carry out the study, which found that only 9% of businesses have been able to cut expenditure by deploying some kind of BYOD program.
Another 67% saw no difference with expenditure, while 24% somehow saw an increase in spending after putting a BYOD plan in place. More than half of enterprises (60%) are still in charge of purchasing, managing and securing smartphones and tablets for their employees, while also paying the monthly network fees.