iPass Announces Mobile Data ROI Calculator for CIOs and IT Departments
With the rising cost of BYOD, IT departments can determine the cost savings provided by a Bring Your Own Network (BYON) plan that has a global Wi-Fi access offering
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., September 26, 2012: iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), the global Wi-Fi and enterprise mobility services leader, today announced the availability of its Mobility Cost Savings Calculator that will enable CIOs and IT managers to better understand the cost savings they can achieve with a Bring Your Own Network (BYON) plan. Additionally, the iPass Wi-Fi cost index research report is available that outlines the impact of unchecked mobile data roaming costs to business for European and North American business travelers.
Mobile workers now carry an average of 3.5 devices when they travel, and 43 percent report experiencing smartphone bill shock, of nearly $1,100. For enterprises with increasing numbers of devices that require the support of multiple networks, a BYON plan reduces the cost of mobile data roaming with global Wi-Fi roaming access.
“Mobile employees significantly increase a company’s overall productivity. 55 percent of them report they work at least 10 hours or more a week with smartphone, tablet and laptop access to cloud services, which allows them to operate beyond the office – working when and where they choose,” said Christophe Culine, senior vice-president and general manager, iPass Enterprise. “However, this escalation in productivity increases mobile data roaming costs, making it difficult to control and complex to account for within an organization. The Mobility Cost Savings Calculator helps enterprise IT identify how to reduce spiraling mobile data plan costs and provides a comprehensive cost-savings report that can be shared and discussed internally within an enterprise.”
As a complement to the Mobility Cost Savings Calculator, the Wi-Fi Cost Index data compares data roaming and connectivity costs. The report covers average data usage, Wi-Fi and mobile broadband costs around the world – and the impact of those costs for North American and European international business travelers.
For more information about iPass and the iPass Open Mobile service please visit: www.ipass.com/solutions.
About iPass Inc.
iPass helps enterprises and telecom service providers ensure their employees and subscribers stay well connected. Founded in 1996, iPass (NASDAQ: IPAS) delivers the world’s largest commercial-grade Wi-Fi network and trusted connectivity platform. With more than one million Wi-Fi hotspots across 111 countries and territories, iPass gives its customers always-on, frictionless connectivity anywhere in the world – simply, securely and cost-effectively. Additional information is available at www.iPass.com or on Smarter Connections, the iPass blog.