Zebra Technologies breaks down the final steps to consider when choosing the right mobile device for your business are: Total cost of ownership and consumer grade vs. enterprise grade.
Cost probably plays the largest role when determining which device will be purchased for you business, but Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is much more than the sticker price of the device. You need to consider service and support costs, recurring operational costs, and indirect costs along with the acquisition costs.
Consumer vs Enterprise grade: the battle of all battles. Both can play a role in deploying a new mobile computing system, however a cheaper device weather consumer or enterprise can end up costing more in the long run if it’s not the right device for your application. If you need help determining how your device will hold up or TCO, give us a call. We are always happy to answer your questions.