Mobile data traffic is expected to grow eight-fold in the next five years, according to a forecast by Cisco released in February.
The increase will have a dramatic impact on businesses, as IT managers struggle to securely support mobile workers with wearables and other smart devices that increasingly rely on mobile video. Cisco said that smartphones alone will account for 81% of global mobile traffic by 2020.
Meanwhile, a separate survey from Wandera also released last month based on 500 U.S.-based IT managers shows that companies already spend an average of $1,840 to support each employee’s mobile device every year.
The survey found that the TCO is comprised of carrier charges (36%), bill shock (14%), hardware (21%), IT resource (10%), additional services (8%) and security (11%).
While the TCO is higher than most businesses think, there is good news. 58% of the TCO is ‘controllable’, in the sense that the costs can be reduced through improved mobile data management, policy setting and security threat prevention. Indeed, in our experience, using these measures typically removes about 28% of the total TCO altogether.
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