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The BYOD trend that EE's should really care about

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6/8/2012 08:39 PM EDT

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t.alex
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t.alex   6/17/2012 1:24:45 PM
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Its really free if we know how to use it.

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przemek0   6/14/2012 5:05:45 PM
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@weflynnJr: you got the Linux thing backwards. Here's what really happened: a bunch of software engineers found the off the shelf stuff wanting, and then realized that the owners of the shelf will prevent them from fixing it. So they created their own tools in a way that enables them to scratch their itches. Your concern for TCO and opportunity cost is justified, but Linux has demonstrated that it stands on its own when used correctly and competently.

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weflynnJr   6/13/2012 5:49:08 PM
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Sounds a lot like the Linux thing: A bunch of software engineers that wanted to ensure they had jobs convinced some bean counters it's better to use something like Linux because "it's free". But the long term support costs are pretty staggering compared to something that's off the shelf unless you already own 300 engineers that are under utilized. This is just the hardware version of it. Somebody needs to look at the opportunuity cost of BYOD.

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t.alex   6/10/2012 4:56:30 AM
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So Google's secret sauce of success is its hardware?

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_hm   6/9/2012 11:53:42 PM
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Build Your Own Device is also quite popular with Design Engineers. We develop many test instruments and peripheral products from this concept and it is very effective. I support this trend.

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