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Use a Combination of EMM Policy and Network Tools to Cut Costs of International Data Roaming

Published: 31 March 2014

ID: G00260341

Analyst(s): Chris Silva, Rob Smith

Summary

Despite best efforts to manage mobile devices, international use of smartphones and tablets can result in high and unpredictable costs. In addition to carrier management strategies, enterprise mobile strategists can use a combination of EMM policy and third-party tools to minimize roaming charges.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Determine the Combination of Tools That Fits the User Population
  • Apply Granular EMM Policies on Managed Devices as a Proactive Measure
  • Supplement and Extend EMM Policies With Data Optimization Technology
  • Explore Roaming Services as Low-Cost-Access Alternatives
  • Combine EMM Policy and One Additional Control Point for Comprehensive Management
    • Corporate-Owned Device Users Require Granular EMM Policies and Data Optimization
    • Supported BYOD Users Require Mobile Network Optimization and Less-Granular EMM Policies
    • Unsupported BYOD Users Can Be Addressed With Basic EMM Controls and Optional Network Replacement

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