With the consumerization of IT, many large firm often do not have a choice but to open up the corporate networks to worker-owned mobile devices.
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Virtual machine provider VMware Inc. however, appears to have bucked the trend by saving as much as $2 million with its BYOD program, according to this report from Computerworld.com.
One of VMware’s most important moves to curb expenses was to determine which employee actually needed a mobile phone for work. Once, the list was done, VMware introduced two reimbursement programs: One for customer-facing employees and the other for non-customer facing employees.
Both programs did not include a stipend for buying devices. Instead, customer-facing employees are reimbursed up to $250/month for legitimate mobile expenses. Non-customer facing employees are reimbursed up to $70/month for legitimate mobile expenses.
VMware further cuts expenses by not providing technical support for employee-owned devices beyond configuring them for security and mobile device management tools.
Find out more about VMware’s cost cutting BYOD measures here