There are many associated benefits when adopting Rugged SmartPhones including massive cost savings, enhanced device flexibility and an improved worker experience. Rugged SmartPhones will work in extreme external conditions and thus are ideal for professionals such as police and fire, miners, construction and utility workers, hunters, geo-scientists, agriculturists and many more. Rugged SmartPhones are often water proof, drop proof, and shock proof, allowing them to survive safely in tough environments. When deciding whether to deploy a rugged SmartPhone to your workfoce, consider the huge savings over time. When the potential costs of worker downtime, accelerated replacement cycles and the support needed for a successful implementation are taken into account, it’s clear to see that the true costs of deploying mobility to support your organization go far beyond the initial purchase price of the device itself. Consumer-grade mobile devices can introduce unforeseen complexities and hidden costs once the initial purchase has been made. All in all, although your initial purchase price may be higher with a rugged smartphone, the softer operational costs will be much lower with an application-rich, purpose-built device, thus making your TCO significantly lower and guaranteeing a return on investment delivering far more business value in the long run.