Berkeley, California (EastBayDaily) — DataXoom Corp., the first value-added wholesale provider of mobile data services for businesses, today announced the launch of new mobile data plans that will allow customers to share data across a company-wide BYOD environment. With this announcement, DataXoom becomes the first – and only – wireless provider to allow enterprise customers to experience the benefits of a BYOD or Individual Responsibility User (IRU) environment, while realizing the cost savings and data pooling advantages that have previously only been available to large, centralized corporate-owned and sponsored accounts.
Mobile data consumption continues to grow at a rapid pace. The mobile applications that are driving this growth are no longer considered a strategic advantage, but a requirement for businesses to remain competitive in their field. Procuring, managing, and deploying mobile data to support these applications continues to be a timely and expensive hurdle. DataXoom’s business-centric, custom billing platform provides enterprise customers with the options and tools required to rapidly integrate and effectively manage their mobile data strategies.
“IT leaders can spend half a million dollars to buy and support 1,000 enterprise-owned tablets, while they can support 2,745 user-owned tablets with that same budget,” said Federica Troni, research director at Gartner. “Without a stipend, direct costs of user-owned tablets are 64 percent lower. When organizations have several users who want a tablet as a device of convenience, offering a BYOD option is the best alternative to limit cost and broaden access.”1
“There are many well-documented benefits of implementing a BYOD policy within an enterprise, including lower hardware costs. The main challenge when considering a BYOD strategy has historically been the higher costs of wireless service, which typically result from losing valuable corporate discounts and pooling options among employees. With our announcement today, DataXoom is reducing the costs to implement and manage a corporate BYOD strategy,” said Rob Chamberlin, the company’s Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer.
DataXoom provides 3G and 4G mobile data network connectivity for the tablets, mobile hotspots, and specialty devices used by mid- and large-sized businesses. DataXoom has wholesale relationships with the nations’ largest mobile operators, and deploys their LTE, CDMA and GSM networks.
In addition to its new BYOD and IRU pooling options, DataXoom offers businesses several important advantages when compared to purchasing directly from the mobile network operators, including: DataXoom has no contracts or termination penalties. DataXoom’s mobile data pricing options include pay-as-you-go plans; 2 to 10 GB plans that pool across all users, and larger terabyte (TB) plans that can be customized for specific pricing requirements. DataXoom can provide affordable new or refurbished devices, or customers can select SIM-only options. DataXoom also offers tablet-and-service bundles, in which the lease cost of the device is packaged with the monthly data service. Other services, such as configuration, warranty, and repair services, can be added.
DataXoom’s service operates on three of the four largest U.S. mobile network operators, and is available nationwide.
1 Gartner Press Release, Gartner Says Tablets Are the Sweet Spot of BYOD Programs, November 13, 2014, http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/2909217
DataXoom Corp. is the first value-added wholesaler of mobile data services. DataXoom provides cellular data network connectivity for tablets, mobile Wi-Fi hotspots, USB modems, and specialty devices used by the mobile workforce. Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Berkeley, CA, DataXoom’s mobile data service is designed to meet and exceed the requirements of an enterprise. For more information, call 855-533-2829, visit http://www.dataxoom.com or follow the company on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/DataXoom