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BLOG: Quality pays off: Considering the importance of TCOs in mobile strategies

Satoshi Mizobata | Jan. 17, 2014
While it is true that quality comes at a premium, it is important to also consider the long term, total cost of ownership (TCO).


Rugged notebooks with long battery life and daylight viewable screens allow employees to work seamlessly throughout the day. Water-resistance and fully-sealed keyboards and ports allow field crews to work during extreme weather conditions. For all types of mobile worker - those on the field as well as other highly mobile professionals - embedded wireless broadband is critical as it provides instant connectivity to headquarters when out of WiFi range, thus improving response time.

Purchasing the right devices
Reliable devices with the right feature set (and after sale services and support) will enable workers to be more efficient and cost-effective. Investing in a solution that combines low failure rates with a broad range of appropriate features will maximise productivity and drive profit. Deploying mobile devices appropriate for employees according to their work environment is vital in giving businesses a competitive edge as well as providing great return to investment by reducing TCO and delivering on productivity.

Satoshi Mizobata is Director, Toughbook Asia Pacific Group.


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