One of the common questions I get from customers is a need to quantify the total cost of ownership between Windows Mobile and Blackberry (or other) environments.
We’ve actually just made available a tool to help quantify the TCO of both environments. The tool has been built by Alinean, Inc. who are a leading expert in IT Business Value. The Windows Mobile Messaging TCO Tool, an online calculator developed to analyze the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of competing mobile solutions has been developed in partnership with Wipro, the analysis tool is based on research of mobile deployments by 160 customers, and a comparative lab-based study to determine the TCO of the leading mobile platforms for e-mail messaging and collaboration.
The detailed Wipro research to support the findings above can be found at: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/business/strategy/tco.mspx
The Alinean Windows Mobile Messaging TCO Tool is available for you to try at: https://roianalyst.alinean.com/calculators/microsoft/mobile_tco
Source:→ MSDN Blog