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Mobile Industry Could Lose $40 Billion As Companies Embrace iOS, Android, And BYOD

Mobile Industry Could Lose $40 Billion As Companies Embrace iOS, Android, And BYOD

Mobile companies without strong customer appeal could lose big time as more and more businesses adopt BYOD.

Most discussions around BYOD and costs focus on one of two areas. The first is the cost reduction that a company might see if employees provide their own iPhones (or other devices) and pay for their own mobile plans. The second is the cost for mobile management solutions to secure and manage those personally-owned devices along with the apps and data stored on them.

Those are major concerns, but research company ARCchart recently identified a completely different cost of the BYOD trend – the revenues that device manufacturers and carriers are likely to lose as BYOD becomes a standard practice across the business world. According to ARCchart, the worldwide mobile industry could take a hit as big as $40 billion over the next four years as a result of BYOD.

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Mobile Revenue Doubled Over The Last Five Years… But Only Apple Got The Profits

Mobile Revenue Doubled Over The Last Five Years… But Only Apple Got The Profits

It’s pretty much impossible to argue that Apple didn’t revolutionize and reshape the mobile intdustry in the U.S. and around the world. The iPhone changed the concept of what a smartphone could be in 2007. The App Store reimagined smartphone apps and how they could be sold in 2008. And the iPad revolutionized the face of tablet computing in 2010. Those are pretty significant accomplishments technically and culturally.

Now, we also know how Apple reshaped and grew mobile industry financially… and how all of that growth is pocketed in the process.

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