Beware Of BYOD Costs
PwC explains that the costs of BYOD may outweigh what hospitals save in hardware costs. A 2012 study conducted by the Aberdeen Group found that BYOD, on average, costs companies 33 percent more than adopting a company-owned device policy. Additional policy concerns and new security controls could drive up the cost. For example, adding a mobile device management platform to add transparency and boost functionality across multiple device platforms will cut into any anticipated BYOD savings.