Rugged Mobile Devices Lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

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Posted Nov 17, 2010 12:08:21 PM by DecisionPoint Team & filed under

dsd-mc75_3-small1In our August 16th post I provided some interesting facts from a study that compared the failure rates and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of rugged and commercial devices. A recent study by Venture Development Corporation (VDC) that surveyed mobile device users over the last 12 months offers compelling data that shows that rugged mobile devices require fewer repairs and last longer than commercial-grade devices—lowering total cost of ownership. Here are some interesting statistics from the VDC study:

  • Those using commercial-grade devices experienced failure rates that were almost double of rugged device users
  • Over a third (35 percent) of commercial devices have been replaced after only two years, compared to only 2 percent of ruggedized devices
  • After 3 years, 80 percent of commercial devices had been replaced
  • Courier and expedited freight respondents reported that annual costs for rugged devices were more than 47 percent lower than commercial devices

Mobile devices that are designed for extreme environments are less likely to need repairs and reduce downtime resulting from damaged equipment. Ensure your mobile device can withstand daily use in demanding environments by choosing rugged mobility.

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